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Change for the Better
A Message from Chief Rainer Navarro: Renewing Our Commitment to the Community
On behalf of the men and women of the Santa Rosa Police Department, I want to reaffirm our commitment to our community. Santa Rosa is our home and we are your neighbors. With this new web page we hope to increase transparency, share our policies and continue our discussions about how together we can improve law enforcement practices in our community.
Be a part of the City of Santa Rosa’s Community Empowerment Plan and join one of these upcoming community input opportunities.
|Banned the Use of Carotid Restraint|
As of June 9, 2020, we no longer allow the use of Carotid Restraint.
SRPD existing training includes de-escalation techniques to reduce the...
|Use of Force Continuum|
SRPD existing policy divides the use of force into low, medium, and...
|Requires Warning Before Shooting|
Per 835 PC, officers will, when reasonable, identify themselves as an officer and warn before use of force...
|Restrict Shooting at Moving Vehicles|
We do not allow shooting at moving vehicles unless, it is in defense of...
|Exhaust All Other Means Before Shooting|
Use of force is a critical concern and serious responsibility. Deadly force...
|Duty to Intercede|
Our existing policy reads, “Any officer present and observing another officer using force that is clearly beyond that...
|Require Comprehensive Reporting|
All incidents involving the use of force are documented. Officers are required to immediately report the use of force...
A third-party internal auditor reviews cases and audits policies, practices, records and more...
Data helps the community understand what the Santa Rosa Police Department does and provides...
|Case Files for Review|
Body-worn camera videos, case files and other important police records are available for public review.
|Community Police Experience|
The Community Police Experience is designed to educate the public about Department policies, procedures, and the nature...
|Youth Community Police Experience|
The Youth Community Police Experience teaches kids, ages 14 – 18, about the local criminal justice...
|Community Listening Sessions|
An open dialogue with the community plays an important role in the ongoing strategic efforts of the Santa Rosa...
|Coffee with a Cop|
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about...
|Community Empowerment Plan|
The City of Santa Rosa unveiled a proactive plan to address SRPD policies and practices through a...
|Policía y La Comunidad|
Policía y La Comunidad es un programa gratis educativo de 6 semanas que se habla...
|Shop with a Cop|
Each holiday season, SRPD accompanies children from the YWCA Women’s Shelter, Valley of the Moon...