The Elk Grove Police Department is a public safety agency charged with the preservation of constitutional rights, maintenance of civil order, assurance of public health and safety, detection of and prevention of crime, the enforcement of Federal and State law, and the administration of the laws, ordinances, and regulations of the City. On April 27, 2005, the Elk Grove City Council voted to create an independent police department.

That action established an 18-month timeline for the City to create its own department by October 28, 2006. The Proposed Fiscal Year 2006-2007 staffing for the Elk Grove Police Department totaled 112 sworn positions and 61 non-sworn positions.

Elk Grove Police Department – Mission, Vision, and Values


Our mission is to continually improve the quality of life in Elk Grove through:

  • Strong community outreach and partnerships
  • Fair and impartial interactions
  • Promoting public safety through prevention, intervention and enforcement
  • Developing and promoting a diverse professional work force


Through dedicated and highly skilled staff, we aspire to deliver world-class public safety service that meets the changing needs of a diverse community through partnerships built on mutual respect and trust.

Core Values:

  • Empathy:

    We demonstrate sensitivity and compassion for others.
  • Collaboration:

    We dedicate ourselves to working with stakeholders to find solutions to emerging community and organizational challenges.
  • Diversity:

    We embrace the uniqueness of all members of our community and our organization.
  • Safety:

    We commit to providing a safe environment through which all can enjoy a high quality of life.
  • Respect:

    We respect all members of our community and organization and create an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
  • Integrity:

    We pledge to uphold our position of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards and adhering to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
  • Service:

    We proudly provide professional service in a manner that is fair, courteous, responsive, efficient and effective.