Police Department

Chico Police Department


Our Mission

To create a safer Chico and improve quality of life by partnering with our community and providing dedicated service. 

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Respect

Police Department Online Crime Report

Welcome to the Chico Police Department Online Crime Reporting System. If this is an Emergency please call 911. This system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency
  • This incident occurred within the Chico City limits
  • There are no known suspects
  • The property taken does not include stolen firearms or stolen vehicles.
  • This did not occur on Highway 99 (CHP jurisdiction)

File Report Online


Annual Military Equipment Use Report

April 18, 2022 – March 29, 2023

On September 30, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill 481, requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain approval from the applicable governing body (City Council), by adoption of a military equipment use policy. 

Assembly Bill 481 allows the governing body to approve the funding, acquisition, and use of military equipment within its jurisdiction, only if it determines that the military equipment meets specified standards. The Military Equipment Use Policy is subject to City Council review to determine whether the standards set forth in Assembly Bill 481 have been met, based upon an Annual Military Equipment Use Report.


Current Evacuation Maps

Chico Residents Encouraged to Review New Maps

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) worked with partners at CAL FIRE, Butte County Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, and PG&E to map out evacuation zones for the entire county.

Please click the link below and enter your address to locate the evacuation zone in which you reside.


Now Hiring!

Now Hiring!

The Chico Police Department is now hiring Police Officers, Public Safety Dispatchers and Records Technicians.  If you are interested in a career change and want to find the Blue in you, apply today!  

If you are currently in Law Enforcement and are looking to bring your talents to the City of Chico, we are now offering a Lateral signing incentive of $40,000.00. 


Internet Activity for a 13 Year Old: A Parent’s Guide

Thirteen is an important age for internet users in the United States. Companies generally don’t let 12-year-olds join social media, browse certain websites, or sign up for email addresses—at least not without fibbing about their age.

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