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The city is currently conducting parking enforcement throughout the city with some modifications. We know it can be hard to move your cars with the COVID-19 crisis. Street sweepers will work around parked vehicles, but please move your car if you can to help keep our city clean. Residents unable to move their cars who have received parking tickets may appeal the citation by contacting (805) 525-4474, completing an appeal form at the police department or going to Parking Ticket Appeals.
We have an authorized strength of 34 police officers; in addition, we are authorized to have up to an additional 30 reserve police officers.
Yes. If you would like to have fingerprinting done, you should call the Records Unit at 805-525-4474, ext. 136 for an appointment.
The fee for ink-based fingerprinting is $18 per fingerprint ink card.
For LiveScan (electronic fingerprinting), there is a $30 charge in addition to the Department of Justice fees, which vary.
No. The Chief can respond to media inquiries of a general nature; in addition, all police supervisors are available to discuss specific events occurring on their shifts.
The Police Department has a specific hotline for reporting graffiti.
If you are reporting graffiti that you have found, call the graffiti hotline number at 805-921-1668 and leave a detailed message about the graffiti location. The graffiti will be taken care of as soon as possible.
If you see graffiti being done, please call 911.
Gang activity is limited in our city. There is no specific area plagued with gang activity. The limited gang activity is sporadic and impacts all economic and geographic boundaries.
To obtain a copy of a filed police or crime report, you may either call the Records Unit at 805-525-4474, ext. 136, or come to the Police Department front counter at 214 S 10th Street and fill out a records request form.
One of the Records clerks will call you when the report is ready.
It should be noted Motor Vehicle Accidents report could take up to 4 weeks. This is due to state requirements that a certified accident investigator conducts the report review. With only two supervisors holding this certification delays are common as result of their review requiring additional follow-up before the report is cleared for release.
The Chief regularly meets with community members on any concerns or issues. Feel free to contact his secretary at 805-525-4474, ext. 123 for an appointment. You may also contact him directly by email.
We would be happy to speak to you directly to address any potential concerns within a neighborhood. This could include going over crime statistics within the past year or answering any other specific questions you may have. Contact the Chief's office for this information at 805-525-4474.
There is a form available for you to pick up from the cashier at the front desk at City Hall at 970 E Ventura Street and at the front desk at the Police Station located at 210 S 10th Street in Santa Paula.
The form must be filled out completely, and a copy of your ticket attached. The Chief of Police reviews all such appeals and provides a written response of his findings.
You may come to the Police Department front counter and request an officer to verify the correction on the back of the citation.