Learn a bit about the history of the Watsonville Police Department!

The Watsonville Police Department is Recruiting

The Watsonville Police Department is Recruiting

We are seeking motivated men and women who are ready to take on the challenge of becoming a Watsonville Police Officer.

Public Safety Career Day

Public Safety Career Day

Fire & Police held a Public Safety Career Day on August 9th! It was a great success...

PAL Youth Leadership Academy

PAL Youth Leadership Academy

Seven of our local high school students represented the Watsonville Police Activities League at the 2014 Youth Leadership Academy.

Before & After Bldg Picture

To Make a Report:

  • If it's an emergency: Call 9-1-1 or 831-471-1170
  • If you'd like to speak to an officer call 831-471-1151
  • To file a report call 831-471-1151

Call Us

  • Police Records: 831-768-3370. Hours:  M - Th, 9am - 4pm.
  • Property & Evidence: 831-768-3390. Hours: M & Th Only, 9am-4pm. By Appointment Only.
  • Guest Speaker Requests: 831-768-3312
  • Ride-A-Long Program: 831-768-3312
  • Live Scan Apps: 831-768-3370
  • Neighborhood Services: 831-763-5678
  • Graffiti Hotline:  831-768-3133
  • Gang Offender Registration: 831-768-3356
  • Arson, Narcotic, and Sex Offender Registration: 831-768-3363

August 9th, 2014 – Watsonville PD Speed Testing

Register for Watsonville Police Departments speed testing process. The day will consist of filling out an application, taking a Personnel History Questionnaire, a written exam, a physical agility test, and a speed oral board. You will receive an email from Sgt. Gonzalez confirming your registration.

Click HERE to register.


2012 Watsonville Police Department Inspection 

Keynote  address by Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez during the 24th Annual Watsonville Police Department Inspection and Award Ceremony.

Watsonville Police Cadet Program

Two full-time Watsonville police officers volunteer their services as advisers whose role is to mentor the cadets. The youth are between fourteen and twenty years old. The program provides young people with the opportunity to explore the law enforcement field as a possible career choice.


Reserve Police Officer Level 1

Watsonville Police Department is seeking to Hire Reserve Police Officers who will want to live and work in our community.


Receive Free Secure Alerts from Watsonville Emergency Nixle Messages.

To receive City of Watsonville emergency Nixle messages for critical emergencies, major events, significant traffic hazards, missing-at-risk persons and more, simply go to www.nixle.com and register your phone or email address. You can elect to receive alerts, advisories, or community messages. It is simple to register and there is no cost to the subscriber. Text the following keywords to 888777 and receive Nixle messages today. Text the keyword: “WATSPD” to receive messages in English; or “WATSESPANOL” to receive messages in Spanish.
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