Police Department

Chief's Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Modesto Police Department, we would like to welcome you to our website.

The Modesto Police Department is a professional and progressive law enforcement agency committed to working together with the community we serve, in order to provide the highest quality of service.

Together, in partnership with the community, we will continue to make the City of Modesto a great and safe place to live, visit, and do business.

I encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our department and the many services we provide. We constantly strive to enhance the quality of service we provide and welcome any suggestions or comments you may have.

Galen Carroll
Chief of Police

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News and Updates

  1. Detectives Make Arrests on Three Recent Shootings After a Lengthy Investigation

    Detectives have been working non-stop since October investigating the shooting deaths of 37-year-old James Chisum and 58-year-old Sameer Sogol. After several weeks, they were able to identify 19-year-old Stephen Tisdale as the shooter in these cases. Read on...
  2. Stabbing at Mildred Perkins Park

    Saturday night at approximately 10 PM, an adult male was involved in a fight at Mildred Perkins Park at 3212 Snyder Avenue. During the fight the male was stabbed. Read on...
  3. Sunday Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead

    This morning, a little after midnight, our officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Wyatt Court after receiving reports of an adult male shot at this location. Read on...
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