Ukiah Police Department's patrol division is the largest division within the police department is responsible for providing law enforcement and crime prevention services to Ukiah's residents and visitors, which is accomplished by providing uniformed police response to emergency and non-emergency calls for service around-the-clock. These law enforcement services include but are not limited to serving criminal warrants, making arrests, issuing citations, taking reports, conducting criminal investigations, providing extra security and traffic control for special events, vacation home checks, extra patrol requests, traffic enforcement and collision reports, and assisting other law enforcement agencies when needed.
Throughout 2019, the Police Department responded to nearly 25,000 calls for service while continuing to struggle with a staffing crisis, and yet only received one citizens' complaint, which was determined to be unfounded after being fully investigated. In addition to having no sustained citizen complaints, the Police Department had no use of force incidents which required reporting to the Department of Justice. This is a continued testament to the professionalism and commitment your police officers bring to our community.