Chief of Police / Paco Balderrama
Welcome to the Fresno Police Department
We are a team of dedicated public servants who care about the Fresno community and strive to serve with compassion, honesty, and respect.
The men and women of the Fresno Police Department are dedicated to serving our community with honesty, compassion, and respect as we keep our citizens safe. We do this by preventing citizens from becoming victims of crime or being injured in a traffic collision. This is our highest priority. We are also committed to providing excellent service in those areas that are valued most by our citizens. Above all else, we must maintain the trust of our community. This five letter word is the foundation of every law enforcement agency.
Trust is what gives our officers the authority to do their job and the legitimacy to police neighborhoods. This trust must be continually earned and should never be taken for granted.
A Foundation of Community Involvement
The Fresno Police Department strongly values its community partnerships, which include programs such as Crime Stoppers, “Bringing Broken Neighborhoods Back to Life,” Neighborhood Watch, Citizens On Patrol, our Citizens Police Academies, Chief’s Advisory Board and the Youth Community Forums.
Neighborhood and Community Resources
The Fresno Police Department encourages every citizen to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their family, home and belongings. From neighborhood problems to identity theft, there are many issues that residents face on a daily basis and the information contained on these pages is designed to help you protect yourself.
The links above will lead you to a variety of tips and tools you can use to prevent crime, address a crime that has occurred and communicate on-going community issues to the police department. We encourage you to be a leader in your neighborhood! Read through this information and share it with your family, friends and neighbors.
Crime and Victim Online Resources
The mission of the Fresno Police Department is to enhance safety, service, and trust with our community. The Fresno Police Department is dedicated to providing the best service possible to all of its citizens and community. Police Department Employees are carefully selected and given training in order to help provide this service. If a community member believes an officer or an employee should be commended, the Fresno Police Department has provided the following form so they can complement or give thanks to that employee.
This form is designed to allow citizens to compliment a member of the Fresno Police Department. If you’d like to make a complaint use the form next to this one.
Has a Fresno Police Department member done something that made the community a better place? Please let us know about it here.