Thursday, May 25, 2017
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The men and women of the Atascadero Police Department proudly serve the City of Atascadero, a beautiful Central Coast community with a population of approximately 28,000 occupying an area of just under 27 square miles.

APD embraces the value of fostering and maintaining positive relationships both externally and within our organization in providing superior quality service delivery. We understand our ability to be effective in reducing crime largely hinges on the relationship we have with the community and other stakeholders. Open and honest communication, transparency, empowerment and accountability are key elements ingrained in our culture.
Reducing crime, promoting organizational excellence, strengthening relationships, enhancement of traffic safety, leveraging technology, and enhancement of infrastructure are the six primary objectives in our Department's current five-year strategic plan. Each objective is tied to a number of initiatives that, when executed, translate to better service and a stronger organization.
Take Control

You can dramatically reduce your chances of being the victim of a property crime by simply locking your car and closing your garage door. Criminals in most reported thefts in Atascadero gained access to their objective through unsecured doors.

Stay Connected
Finally, I urge you to subscribe to a freeservice that allows the City of Atascadero to notify residents of significant events through text messaging and/or e-mail. Please visit for more information.

Jerel Haley,  Chief of Police

Atascadero Police Department


Category: Police Department

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