There are two divisions within the police department: Field Operations and Support Services.Overall supervision of each division is the responsibility of a Commander. The Support Services Division is responsible for areas such as Records, Communications, Detectives, Property and Evidence, Internal Affairs, Personnel and Training, Community Engagement, the Volunteer Program, and the Red Light Photo enforcement Program. Field Operations includes Patrol, 9, Traffic, Animal Control, Vehicle Abatement, the Special Enforcement Team, School Resource Officers, Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force Detectives, Honor Guard, SWAT, and Hostage Negotiation.

The men and women of the Newark Police Department are committed to providing the highest quality police services to our citizens, business owners, and visitors alike. Working in partnership with our community, we strive to protect the life, property, and liberties of all individuals, be proactive in the deterrence of criminal activity, and enhance the quality of life for our citizens.


To be creative, innovative, and proactive while providing exceptional police services in partnership with our community.


Excellence in public safety services.


The Newark Police Department is entrusted to perform a critical community service - Law Enforcement. As members of the Newark Police Department, we understand that our decisions and actions must meet the most demanding ethical standards. We shall commit to the highest levels of personal and professional conduct by adhering to these five core values:

  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment
  • Leadership

Honored Departmental Employees

Police Officer of the Year - 2017
Detective Adeceli Kovach

Dispatcher of the Year - 2017
Dawn Paige

Employee of the Semester - Fall/Winter 2017
Officer Mike Allum

We want to hear from you!

Tell us what the Police Department can do for you to make Newark a great place to Live, Work, Shop, and Play.

Email: police@newark.org

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