Chief Ronald A. Lawrence Welcomes You

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 I am honored to serve as the police chief for Citrus Heights and I welcome you to our website. Our Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD) is comprised of professional men and women dedicated to providing the highest level of public safety with integrity, empathy, and care. We pledge to you that CHPD will continually uphold our Core Values: Diversity, Teamwork, Innovation, Respect, Responsive Customer Service, and Trust.  

On our website you will find news and information, alerts, special events, crime statistics, and more. Our website offers an opportunity to report crime online, file code enforcement complaints, and address traffic issues or concerns. Our social networking not only allows those interested to follow us on social media, but also provides a two-way communication to ensure we are responsive to our community’s needs. 

CHPD employs some of the finest talent California law enforcement has to offer.  We personally select police professionals of the highest caliber to excel an extraordinary police department to great heights; an organization designed to deliver exceptional service utilizing the talents of highly skilled people. CHPD is looked to as a model for law enforcement agencies nation-wide.   

We are a unique department that fosters independent decision making and proactive problem solving amongst our employees. CHPD personnel are individuals captivated by our mission who bring enthusiasm, innovation, self-motivation, and passion to our city.  “We’ve always done it that way” is not, and never will be, part of our culture.   

CHPD focuses on innovative and creative ways to police our city.  Utilizing a ‘community-oriented’ policing philosophy, this department relies upon the strong, positive partnership that has developed between law enforcement and our citizens.  This collaboration greatly enhances the protection and overall safety of our entire community. I am committed to leading a premiere police agency that is entrepreneurial, effective, and serves proudly. Here at CHPD, it's all about character!


Chief Ronald A. Lawrence