Santa Cruz County Police Department

Find Santa Cruz County California police departments, precincts, and stations. Police departments provide information on public safety, police reports, dispatch, impounds, and policing.


Capitola Police Department 422 Capitola Avenue Capitola CA 95010 831-475-4242


Santa Cruz Police Department 155 Center Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 831-420-5800

Scotts Valley Police Department 1 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley CA 95066 831-440-5670

Watsonville Police Department 215 Union Street Watsonville CA 95076 831-768-3300

About Police Departments

What does it mean for a Police Department to be accredited?

Accredited Police Departments have gone through the accrediting process of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA is a non-profit professional organization that assesses the policies and procedures of law enforcement agencies. Accredited Police Departments are considered to have implemented best practices in law enforcement.

What is Community Policing?

Community Policing is an approach to public safety that involves building relationships between the Police and individuals and groups in a community to help solve problems and prevent crime. Community Policing is intended to be proactive in nature by addressing social disorder and other causes of crime.

What kinds of special purpose districts have Police Departments?

In addition to state, county, and local Police forces, states often confer police powers to other government agencies and entities. Special purpose Police Departments are commonly found at universities and colleges, transit authorities, port authorities, airports, and conservation agencies.