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                                     John Carli
                                 Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and women of the Vacaville Police Department, I want to welcome you to our webpage. Vacaville is a safe city, but our team of dedicated employees and volunteers remains committed to continually seek out and implement creative, effective and cost-conscious strategies to ensure that Vacaville remains one of the safest communities of its size in the State of California.

We are a proud organization of sophisticated, compassionate and hard-working individuals, devoted to our core principles of:

  • Fidelity to Public Trust
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Humility
  • Respect for Individual Human Dignity                                                                                  
In our effort to keep our crime low, the Vacaville Police Department has embraced a balanced approach to public safety. As a forward-looking police agency, we know that crime and the fear of crime can best be reduced when a well-rounded approach of prevention, intervention and enforcement options is employed. While our core mission calls for the aggressive enforcement of laws, including local ordinances, we also have an obligation to inform and educate local residents, business owners and their employees so that they can take steps to make potential crime targets less attractive to would-be criminals. Of course, we are proud of organizational units such as our Family Investigative Response Services Team (FIRST), whose members investigate and provide follow-up services to victims of family violence, child abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse.

I hope you find our website informational and user-friendly. Feel free to contact us with your comments or questions.   

In closing, rest assured that we are committed to meeting and maintaining the highest standards of police professionalism, and we understand the value of providing a superior level of customer service to those who live, visit and work in our fine city.  

John Carli
Chief of Police