Change for the Better
A Message from Chief Rainer Navarro: Renewing Our Commitment to the Community
On behalf of the men and women of the Santa Rosa Police Department, I want to reaffirm our commitment to our community. Santa Rosa is our home and we are your neighbors. With this new web page we hope to increase transparency, share our policies and continue our discussions about how together we can improve law enforcement practices in our community.
Monday, June 29 | Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County’s “Community Conversations on Race”
Tuesday, June 30 | Community Forum and City Council Study Session on the Community Empowerment Plan
Wednesday, July 1 | Public Safety Subcommittee of the City Council
|Banned the Use of Carotid Restraint|
As of June 9, 2020, we no longer allow the use of Carotid Restraint.
SRPD existing training includes de-escalation techniques to reduce the...
|Requires Warning Before Shooting|
Per 835 PC, officers will, when reasonable, identify themselves as an officer and warn before use of force...
|Restrict Shooting at Moving Vehicles|
We do not allow shooting at moving vehicles unless, it is in defense of...
|Duty to Intercede|
Our existing policy reads, “Any officer present and observing another officer using force that is clearly beyond that...
|Require Comprehensive Reporting|
All incidents involving the use of force are documented. Officers are required to immediately report the use of force...
Data helps the community understand what the Santa Rosa Police Department does and provides...
|Case Files for Review|
Body-worn camera videos, case files and other important police records are available for public review.
|Community Police Experience|
The Community Police Experience is designed to educate the public about Department policies, procedures, and the nature...
|Youth Community Police Experience|
The Youth Community Police Experience teaches kids, ages 14 – 18, about the local criminal justice...
|Coffee with a Cop|
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about...
|Community Empowerment Plan|
The City of Santa Rosa unveiled a proactive plan to address SRPD policies and practices through a...