List of law enforcement agencies in California

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California Highway Patrol vehicles, 2010.

This is a list of law enforcement agencies in California, including local (city), county, and statewide agencies. Historic agencies are included.

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the state had 509 law enforcement agencies employing 79,431 sworn police officers, about 217 for each 100,000 residents.[1]

State agencies[edit]

County agencies[edit]

Municipal agencies[edit]

College and University agencies[edit]

School Agencies[edit]

The New Parker Center, the headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department in downtown Los Angeles.

Special district agencies[edit]

Federal law enforcement agencies in California[edit]

A San Francisco Police Department cruiser, K-9 division, 2008.

Defunct Agencies[edit]


  1. ^ 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Brian A Reaves, US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2011
  2. ^ official website acessed 14 August 2014
  3. ^ Fairfield police shoot, kill felon they say charged with knife; by Henry Lee, 15 January retrieved 26 January 2015
  4. ^ Three King City police officers sent notice of termination; former Chief resigns; 12 January 2015, accessed 13 January 2015
  5. ^ Official Web Site, accessed 24 August 2014
  6. ^ official site accessed 14 August 2014
  7. ^ Walnut Creek Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Attacking Woman With Bat While Wearing Mask; 29 August 2014,, accessed 5 September 2014
  8. ^ Cerritos College police chief found dead at motel from suicide; 14 August 2014, accessed 20 August 2014
  9. ^ Why Does Saddleback College Have an MRAP Armored Vehicle? by Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly
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