City of Ukiah, California

Police Department

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service

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    Reduce Crime and the Fear of Crime

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    Improve the Quality of Life in Our Neighborhoods

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    Enhance Community and Police Partnerships

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    Develop our Personnel

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    Accountable...to our Community

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Marijuana Hot Topic

It’s autumn again and the Ukiah Police Department has started to receive a large number of calls related to marijuana. Some callers report relatively minor concerns, but others make 9-1-1 emergency calls. These are usually related to somebody upset over growing activities they believe are illegal, theft of... (Read more)

Gang Resistance is Paramount

Remember being a middle school student? Feeling awkward? Dealing with a changing body, changing emotions, changing priorities? What would you have done to feel accepted…to have a group of people who would always protect and care for you? Some kids would do just about anything. Anyone who knows (or has been) a... (Read more)

Bicycle Safety

A few weeks ago, I started compiling bicycle safety facts for this weekly column. I wanted to share that Ukiah is a safe community for cyclists. I was really proud that within the City Limits we hadn’t had a bicycle-related fatality in more than 20 years and that we’ve had an average of only 4 to 6 injury-related... (Read more)

Busy Teens Stay Out of Trouble

Last week I provided some tips on keeping students safe, focusing primarily on elementary and middle school students. This week, I’d like to share some thoughts on how to keep high school students safe. The short answer is, "Keep them busy." Both physical activity and extracurricular activity have been proven to... (Read more)

Back to School Safety

With school starting again, I thought I would share some thoughts about how to keep our kids safe. Sometimes we—parents, school faculty and police officers—focus so much on big dangers like drugs or fights, we forget we can make a difference by paying attention to the small stuff. Research shows that school-age... (Read more)

School Resource Officer

New School Resource Officer Kicks Off Twentieth Year of Collaboration Between Ukiah Police Department and Ukiah High School Ukiah, CA – As many Ukiah-area students begin the school year at a new school, Ukiah Police Officer Vince Morse does the same. Officer Morse is the new School Resource Officer (SRO) for... (Read more)

Anton Stadium

Ukiah High Student Body and Ukiah Police Officers… Team Up Starting in 2005, volunteers from Ukiah Community, along with the City of Ukiah, began the major renovation project of the Anton Stadium Sports Complex. Through grants and countless community donations, the Ukiah community has raised nearly 1 million... (Read more)

K-9 Trials

Officer Marsolan and Daisy competed in the 6th Annual Sonoma County Sheriff's Department K9 trials on 6/15/12 at Windsor High School. Daisy competed against 15 other K9 teams from all over California. Daisy did VERY well and took 1st place ...in the vehicle search portion, which consisted of searching a crew-cab... (Read more)

On Line Crime Reporting

We are proud to announce the arrival of an on-line crime reporting option for our community. This web based reporting system will allow the public to file crime reports like, theft, vehicle burglary, lost property, hit and run, crime tips and others, over the internet at their convenience. The completed report... (Read more)

New K9 Dogs Arrive

This spring, protection dogs "Thor" and "Rush" were added to provide our patrol division with some extra backup. Part of the new Protection Canine program, they will assist the department in improving officer safety. The trained K9 handlers live and work with their dogs, becoming a close-knit team.  View images of... (Read more)

UPD Receives Robot Helper

Our latest arrival, purchased using funding from the Mendocino Public Safety Foundation, is a Robotex Avatar tactical robot. The Avatar is a rugged high-tech tool used by dozens of police departments to resolve dangerous situations without risk to officers.  Watch the robot in action  or  view the full UPD press... (Read more)

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service