Chico Police Department Contact Information

NOTE: All telephone numbers are in the (530) area code.

To report an emergency dial 9-1-1 or 895-4911

For a non-emergency response, dial 897-4900

Abandoned Vehicles: 897- 4910 (Records during business hours) or 897-4900 (Dispatch after hours)

To report an abandoned vehicle.

Administration: 897- 4950

Department Administration.

Animal Control: 897- 4960

For problems with animals, including dead animal pick-up.

Animal Shelter: 894-5630

For lost and found animals, adoption, dog licenses, volunteering.

Citation Corrections: 897- 4910

To have a corrected "fix-it" ticket verified and signed off.

Citizen's Police Academy: 897- 4942

For information about the Citizen Academy schedule and how to apply for admission.

Detective Bureau: 897- 5820

For follow-up on major crimes.

Dispatch Center (24 hours a day): 897- 4900

To report non-emergency crimes or other problems requiring assistance.

Employee Voicemail (24 hours a day): 897- 4998

To leave voicemail messages for employees, enter " 1 " plus the employee three digit badge number, or enter " 10 " plus the two digit badge number.

Fingerprinting (LiveScan) Appointments: 897- 4910

To schedule LiveScan fingerprinting appointments

Gang Unit: 897- 5820

For non-urgent gang related issues

Graffiti Hotline: 898 - 2003

To have graffiti documented and removed. If you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 9-1-1.

Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force: 332 - 2855

For non-urgent narcotics related issues.

Property Section: 897 - 4930

To make an appointment to pick-up property.

Records: 897 - 4910

To obtain a copy of a police report.

TTY - TDD Hearing and Speech Impaired: 895 - 4925

To speak to Police Dispatch if you are hearing or speech impaired and have a TTY-TDD device.

Vacation Watch: 897 - 5861

To schedule checks of your home by volunteers while you are away on vacation.

Vehicle Tow Hearings: 897 - 4970

To request a hearing if your vehicle has been towed or stored.

Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS): 897 - 5861

To learn about or how to join the VIPS.

Other useful phone numbers ...

Butte County Animal Control: 891 - 2907

Butte Humane Society: 343 - 7917

Butte County Sheriff's Office: 891 - 2711 (non-emergency)

Butte County Probation Department: 538 - 7661 (adult) and

538 - 7395 (juvenile)

Butte County Victim / Witness Program: 891 - 2812

California Highway Patrol (Chico Office): 332-2800 (Main) or 332-1200 (Dispatch)

CSU Chico Police Department: 898 - 5555

Chico and vicinity road conditions: 895 - 4471

Email the Chico Police Department

When emailing the Chico Police Department we ask that you observe the following:

  • Please keep your correspondence relevant to our jurisdiction, that is, the City of Chico.
  • We're sorry, but we are unable to assist in locating lost friends or relatives.
  • Requests for employment information MUST be made through the City of Chico Personnel Office. A link is located on the City of Chico web site and on our "Recruitment" information link on the left side of this page.
  • Email is not monitored 24 / 7, on weekends or holidays. Please do not use our email address to report crime or solicit business. Contact our Communications Center by dialing 9-1-1 to report an emergency or 897-4900 for a non-emergency situation.

Thank you for your assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!