Police Department


Department head: Keith Wise

109 Fourth St, Gonzales, CA 93926

Phone: (831) 675-5010; fax: (831) 675-3205

The department consists of 14 sworn police officers, one records supervisor, one police clerk, and one community service officer. Contact information for each staff member is available online.

The Volunteers in Policing Program allows community members to assist the department with many daily operations. Students between the ages of 14 and 21 can join the Police Explorer Program and learn about police work. Explorers should live in the Gonzales Unified School District and maintain a 2.0 grade-point average.

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Photo | Gonzales welcomes new police officer

GONZALES — Officer Joshua Macias was sworn in as the newest member of the Gonzales Police Department by Chief Keith Wise on April 17. “Welcome on board Officer Macias,” the department said on social media.

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New officer joins Gonzales Police Department

GONZALES — Gonzales Police Chief Keith Wise led the swearing in of Officer David Rivera, the newest member to join the Gonzales Police Department, last month. Rivera’s wife Raquel had the honors of pinning his badge at the June 27 …

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Gonzales Police Department promotes officers

GONZALES — Cesar Castillo and Nathan Cordoba were both promoted to police corporals with the Gonzales Police Department on April 18. Castillo served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1997 as an infantry rifleman and was honorably discharged in 2001. …

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Gonzales police appoints new sergeant

GONZALES — Kip Bowen has been promoted to police sergeant with the Gonzales Police Department effective April 4. With more than 15 years of law enforcement experience, Bowen has served the public as a park ranger, deputy sheriff and police …

Mendoza appointed Gonzales police captain

GONZALES — Juan Mendoza has been appointed to the position of police captain with the Gonzales Police Department, announced Gonzales Police Chief Keith Wise on March 7. Mendoza, a 15-year veteran of the police department, began his career with Gonzales …

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