The Patrol Division provides quality law enforcement to the residents and visitors to the City of Chula Vista 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This uniformed division embraces the concept of Community Oriented Policing and strives to further enhance its partnership with the community.
The Field Training Program is responsible for oversight and scheduling of all new officers during their initial phase of training to insure they comply with all state mandates and the Chula Vista Police Department’s expectations.
The Special Events Unit is responsible for insuring that all special events held within the City of Chula Vista comply with the city’s special events requirements and are permitted through the city’s office of communications. The unit reviews all event permit applications, schedules, staffs and supervises police personnel during the event.
Community Policing Unit
The Community Policing Unit has oversight of the Traffic, Street Team, Community Relations and Senior Volunteer Programs. In addition the Community Policing Unit focuses on identification and problem solving in relation to series related crimes as well as quality of life issues throughout the community.
General Phone: (619) 476-5320
Vehicle Abatement Hotline: (619) 476-5365
Traffic Safety: (619) 409-3886
The primary responsibility of the Traffic Unit is to make the streets of Chula Vista as safe as possible for citizens and visitors traveling by foot, bicycle or motor vehicle. The unit provides training at public functions such as schools, senior centers and special interest groups. The Traffic Unit investigates traffic collisions, follow-up on hit and run collisions, enforces traffic rules and regulations as they pertain in the Municipal Code and the California Vehicle Code.
Street Team/Gang Suppression
The Street Team is a directed enforcement team which concentrates on Community Oriented Policing and proactive strategies to address crime and disorder issues. They focus primarily on more sophisticated, Patrol based investigations, and series related crimes. The team is also responsible for the identification and documentation of Street Gang Members in our community.
Community Relations Unit
The Community Relations Unit provides residents, businesses and visitors access to the department through public safety information and programs. The Community Relations Unit works to increase the community's confidence in its police department by sharing ideas and solutions to crime and disorder issues.
Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP)
The Chula Vista Senior Volunteer Patrol was established in 1994 and comprised of formal trained, uniformed volunteers, 50 years of age and older. Members perform such services as commercial district foot patrols, vacation house checks, vehicle abatement, handicapped parking enforcement, You Are Not Alone (YANA) calls and visits, and traffic control. Senior Volunteer members also assist with crime prevention programs and special events. Learn more >