Redding Police Department

1313 California Street

Phone: (530) 225 - 4200

In An Emergency: Dial 911!

Redding CA 96001

Fax: (530) 225 - 4553



The Redding Police Department has always strived for excellence.  This professional principle has been the standard of this organization for many years and will continue to be.  As the City’s agency responsible for fighting crime and maintaining the beauty and safety of the area, we will continue to strive for the highest possible level of integrity, work ethic and customer service.  Accomplishing our mission of “working in partnership with the community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our city” will always be our priority.
                As resources have become restricted due to the economy, it becomes even more imperative for communities to communicate with the police department and each other.  Neighborhood watch and Business watch programs are invaluable tools for bringing communities together in a concerted effort to recognize and report potential criminal conduct.  Crime prevention is the key to our success at this time. We are not only challenged by reduced staffing levels, but also limited jail space and the negative effects of prison realignment.  We can no longer take for granted the safety of our property. We must be diligent to keep a watchful eye for our safety and the safety of others.
                I ask each of you to please drive safely as it is a great responsibility.  The Redding Police Department will continue to work tirelessly to enforce safe driving habits, but it is ultimately a community responsibility.  Safe driving prevents collisions, and the injuries they cause.  Please drive the speed limit, obey traffic control devices and limit distractions while driving.
                I am honored to be the Chief of Police for the City of Redding and commit to you that I will ensure the standards of this department remain high. We will continually seek to improve our performance and level of service, despite the challenges we all face.

  Chief Robert F. Paoletti



  RPD's New Patch!




Chief Paoletti asked members of the department to design a new patch for the department. Patrick Westrip, the son of retired Redding Police Officer Vern Westrip, came up with this winning design. The new patch incorporates the original “Three Shastas” (Mount Shasta, Shasta Lake, and Shasta Dam). Patrick added the Sundial Bridge, an oak tree, and an eagle to the design. He also changed the shape to a more traditional police patch used by the majority of California Municipal Police Departments.

The Redding Police Department would like to thank Patrick for his winning design!



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Property Items Held or Found For info on claiming property or to learn about police auctions.


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History of the Redding Police Department We've come a long way! See over 100 years of our evolution!


Promotions and Retirements View the list of moving up and who's moving out! Also, if you are an RPD Retiree, keep in touch here!

Where is Redding?  Map & Photos! Redding is located on the Sacramento River, 160 miles north of Sacramento and 150 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.


RPD Organizational Values Read the Mission Statement and Values of RPD and RPD employees. Also, view our Code of Ethics.

Victims' Bill of Rights - Marsy's Law Prepared by the District Attorney's Office, also available in Spanish.


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