The Atascadero Police Department established the Service Area Program as a means to enhance community outreach, accountability and to give the public a single point of contact for issues and concerns. The program is designed to provide community members the ability to contact a designated Coordinator to address non-emergency, on-going concerns; such as graffiti or nuisance abatement, landlord-tenant disputes, general public safety and improvement in the quality of life.
We divided the City into five distinct geographic areas and have designated these regions as the A, B, C, D and E service areas. Each Area Coordinator is being held accountable for understanding the issues and concerns unique to their service area and for developing strategies and directing resources to solve problems and improve the quality of life for our citizens. We are always willing to meet with residents and business owners. You are encouraged to communicate with the Coordinator responsible for your service area via telephone or e-mail. If you have a traffic issue occurring in your service area please contact our Traffic Officer Corporal Keith Falerios at (805)470-3244 or
The Atascadero Police Department is committed to working with you to improve the community.
It is important for our residents to understand that the Area Coordinator is not a substitute for dialing 911 in an emergency or for making a call to our dispatch center should a routine request for police services be needed.
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Service Area "A"
All streets north of Hwy 41 and west of Hwy 101
Sergeant Jeffery Wilshusen
Service Area "B"
All streets south of Hwy 41 and west of Hwy 101
Sergeant Gregg Meyer
Service Area "C"
All streets north of Hwy 41 and east of Hwy 101
Sergeant Robert Molle
Service Area "D"
All streets south of Hwy 41 and east of Hwy 101
Sergeant Caleb Davis
Service Area "E"
The downtown area and business corridor on El Camino Real and Hwy 41. Please see the above map for boundaries.
Sergeant Jason Carr
Below are forms for submitting complaints and information to the Police Department.
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.
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.
Jerel Haley, Chief of Police
Atascadero Police Department
As Acting Chief of Police, I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce our Department’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Our plan builds on the successes of our Department from previous years and includes many new strategies. Our plan incorporates both our continued commitment to address community concerns through an insightful examination into emerging City issues and a commitment to our employees to develop their abilities and skills to ensure ethical and progressive policing practices in these economically challenging times. We are cognizant that the current economy may adversely impact strategic objectives that necessitate a funding source. Regardless of our economic future, we are proud of our adaptability and remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the best possible police service to our community.
Credit for our success belongs to the leadership demonstrated by the Police Department’s Management Team, as well as the commitment to duty shown by all members of our Department; sworn, civilian, and volunteer. This professional commitment, in active partnership with our community, has become the essence of our new Mission Statement.
We enjoy tremendous support from the Mayor, City Council, and the City Manager’s Office. It is with their support, and the support of Atascadero’s citizens, that we have been able to move forward with our accomplishments. We look forward to this continued relationship as we begin the implementation of our Strategic Plan.
I encourage you to review our Strategic Plan initiatives. They affirm our commitment to proactively and responsively provide police services that enhance the safety and the quality of life for our citizens and visitors in the City of Atascadero.
Please click here to view the Strategic Plan
APD Strategic Plan Year-One Report
I’m pleased to present our first year’s progress report. Any strategic plan that sits dormant in the shadows after it is published is nothing short of disappointing. Our employees began this new process nearly two years ago and pledged this would not happen in Atascadero. As we recap the first year, I hope you will agree we held to our promise to execute the plan and build a better organization. As this process is new to our Department, we continue to learn. Some of our original year-one initiatives have been removed as they were subsequently deemed philosophy rather than objectives with definitive measures of success. Moreover, several initiatives that are “on-going” were left in the plan as staff felt they were important benchmarks.
In assembling this document, I was amazed by the incredible progress made possible by the efforts of our staff despite the continued adverse impacts of a struggling economy. The majority of content in this report has been transferred directly from the progress tracking document our staff utilizes.
The fact that 36 strategic initiatives were completed in the first year of a process that was largely foreign to the majority of our employees is without doubt impressive and speaks to the caliber of Atascadero employees. Moreover, it also serves as a reminder of the relationships and support we enjoy in our community.
We look forward to another year of progress all with the end goal of a safer community.
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