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Contact Information

Administration Main Line
(530) 747-5405

Email Address

(530) 743-3544

Davis Police Department
2600 Fifth Street
Davis, CA 95618


Darren Pytel, Deanne Machado, David Delaini, Mike Munoz, Paul Doroshov, Tom Waltz, Ilya Bezuglov

Chief's Message

Thank you for visiting the Davis Police Department website. I hope you find this website useful and interesting.

The Davis Police Department serves a diverse community of approximately 66,000 residents and students attending UC Davis. We provide law enforcement services with a professional and dedicated staff. Our authorized strength consists of 95 full-time employees (61 sworn officers and 34 civilian support professionals) and over 60 Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS).

The men and women of the Davis Police Department take tremendous pride in providing you with outstanding police service by means of the “Davis Way.” We value our employees and believe in the continued empowerment of our staff through continuous training and professional development. We expect the members of our organization to understand the importance of public service and that their service reflects the values of this community. Our philosophy ensures that officers will do their best to serve you each and every time you need us.

As part of the City of Davis' public safety team, the Davis Police Department provides professional law enforcement, order maintenance, crime prevention planning, code enforcement, and coordination services that contribute to discouraging criminal behavior and enhancing community livability and sustainability. To further accomplish our public safety mission, we work closely with the Davis Fire Department and the University of California Davis Police Department, as well as our fellow Yolo County and regional law and criminal justice partners. We value those partnerships. Our sharing of resources and best practices theory helps strengthen and improve the quality of public safety in and around Davis.

I am very proud of the members of the Davis Police Department and the reputation they have earned for contributing to the vibrancy and the quality of life our community enjoys. Our continuing commitment to the delivery of responsive and fair police services is just one, yet crucial, part of the entire City of Davis government team's mission to provide sustainable neighborhoods and community.

We cannot succeed in our mission without the support and help from the community. I encourage you to get involved in keeping Davis safe by joining or creating a Neighborhood Watch group or simply by contacting us when you need assistance.

If you do need to contact us: call 9-1-1 in an emergency or (530) 747-5400 for a non-emergency. Feel free to call or e-mail anyone on our staff at any time. We’re eager to hear your comments, suggestions, and questions, so we can continue to build significant relationships with our community and the people we serve.

Chief Darren Pytel