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Organizational Information

Office Descriptions

The Sacramento Police Department is organized into four offices, three of which are overseen by a deputy chief and one by a captain.

Office of Field Services

The Office of Field Services (OFS) is responsible for providing the Department’s frontline services. These include the Patrol Division (located at the three neighborhood substations) and the Communications Division (9-1-1 center). These two divisions most often provide our first point of contact with the community and provide most of our services.

Office of Investigations

The Office of Investigations (OOI) is responsible for developing information leading to the arrest of criminal offenders. It includes Detectives and Forensics, and also oversees Records and Evidence/Property.

Office of Operational Services

The Office of Operational Services (OOS) includes Metro which oversees units like K9 and SWAT, and Traffic/Air Operations. This office also includes Regional Services which encompasses Homeland Security, Training, and Public Safety Information Technology. Contract Services is also part of this office and includes the reserve officer program and all operations the Department provides under contract to hospitals, schools, and Regional Transit.

Office of the Chief

The Office of the Chief (OOC) is responsible for developing and communicating the vision of the Department. This office plans, organizes, and directs Departmental policies and activities. Fiscal and Personnel are overseen by this office as well as Internal Affairs, Professional Standards, Criminal Intelligence, Crime Analysis, Government Affairs, and the Public Information Office.

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One of the most important documents of any municipality is the annual city budget. It establishes how public funding will be spent and outlines the spending priorities for the future fiscal year (begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the current year). Costs for everyday services, such as police patrol, are itemized in the budget.

The largest fund in the City is the General Fund. The General Fund is supported by taxes and fees and generally has no funding restrictions. Police services are paid for out of the General Fund.

Click here to view the Fiscal Year 2014/15 Proposed Police Department Budget.

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