Police Department


Department head: Jorge Zamora, Chief of Police

215 Union St, Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 768-3300

The Watsonville Police Department is staffed with 68 sworn police officers and 20 professional staff members. The operations division handles more than 50,693 police-related activities a year, and administrative services oversees records, property and evidence, technical support, and crime analysis. Other divisions are Command Staff; Support Services, which handles investigations and human resources; and Community Services, which runs the community policing program.

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