the Santa Rosa Police Department
Rosa Police Department has 251 serve 154,000 residents in 40 square miles. The
Santa Rosa Police Department is organized into four units: Administrative; Field Services; Special Services; and Technical
Services Division of the Santa Rosa Police Department is managed by a police captain.
The police officers are organized into eight patrol teams which are divided among various beats. Officers are assigned to a beat for six months at a time. The
patrol teams are managed by a lieutenant and staffed with sergeants, patrol officers, and field and evidence technicians. Additional sections within the Field Services Division are: Trainers and Instructors; Canine Team; Traffic; Downtown Enforcement Team; Mounted Enforcement Team; Honor Guard; and,
Field & Evidence Technicians.
Services Division of the Santa Rosa Police Department has among its primary functions the follow-up of serious crime, support
of field policing efforts and initiation of proactive enforcement programs. Division personnel are also assigned to five regional
investigative task forces. The level of investigative activity required to manage current caseloads continues to increase
and there has been an increase in reported serious crimes. Ongoing legislative mandates, societal expectations and law enforcement
interests require that the investigation of crime be more thorough, complex and resource intensive than ever before.
The Special Services Division is comprised
of two bureaus: The Investigative Bureau and Support Bureau. The Investigations Bureau of the Santa Rosa Police Department consists of the following: Violent Crime
Investigations Team; Gang Crime Investigations Team; Property Crime/Narcotics Investigations Team; Graffiti Abatement Program;
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Investigations Team; Crime Suppression Team; and, Forensics Team.