About Us

A Message from Chief Cregan

As Santa Rosa’s Chief of Police, I have worked diligently to listen to the voices of our community and have prioritized this feedback into eight priorities for our department to focus on under my leadership:

  • Violence Reduction, Traffic Safety, and Public Safety Innovation
  • Quality of Life/Mental Health Resources
  • Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention of Police Staff
  • Employee Wellness and Support
  • Employee Safety, Training, & Emergency Preparedness
  • Community Engagement & Education of Law Enforcement Efforts
  • Building Trust & Legitimacy with our Community and within our organization
  • Infrastructure and Equipment Needs

The Santa Rosa Police Department sets itself apart from other agencies due to the impressive team of sworn and civilian staff members, a focus on training and supervision, a department foundation of wellness support, and the incredible partnership with our community and city leaders. Together, we are truly making a difference in Santa Rosa. 

I am tremendously proud of our inRESPONSE Mental Health Support Team which consists of a licensed mental health clinician, a paramedic, and a homeless outreach specialist. This highly trained multi-disciplinary team responds to those in a mental health crisis in lieu of a police officer. This team is supported by a robust team of system navigators designed to provide support that we have never seen before in Sonoma County. Learn about our incredible team here on our dedicated webpage.

To those considering joining the Santa Rosa Police Department, I encourage you to read our 2022 Annual Report. You will quickly observe that things are different here at the Santa Rosa Police Department. We are fully staffed, and we are expanding our specialty teams including the Gang Crimes Team, Violent Crimes Investigations, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Investigations, Property Crimes Investigations, and Narcotics Team. Our Field Services Division includes a host of specialty teams including our Special Enforcement Team, Motor Officers, DUI/Accident Investigators, and the Downtown Enforcement Team. We have a dedicated S.W.A.T. and Hostage Negotiations Team which focus on safely resolving incidents across our city.  

We have an incredible civilian team that includes Police Technicians, Community Service Officers, Field and Evidence Technicians, Dispatchers, Property and Evidence Technicians, and so much more.  

We have 22 Field Training Officers, 24 sergeants, seven lieutenants, and two captains. These positions result in many opportunities for those joining our incredible team.  We are committed to leading the way for the North Bay and truly standing out as the standard of excellence in policing. Our community and our team here at the Santa Rosa Police Department clearly know that we are building something special. Come join our team today!