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


Police Drone Program

Annual Photo

UAS LogoIn July 2021, the Chico Police Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program, commonly known as drones, was implemented. 

The department currently has seven pilots who hold a commercial drone, Part 107 license, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.  Chico PD currently has 13 drones ranging from small “micros” to our largest platform, the “Matrice 30”.  Our Mavic Enterprise Advanced drones along with the M-30’s have a thermal camera that allows officers to track activity more effectively in the dark. 


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 $10,000.00. 


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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