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Message From the Police Chief

Chief MorrisonChief Gary W. Morrison

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Carlsbad Police Department Web site. I hope this Web site will help you connect with our department when you need our help, or simply provide you with information about the numerous services the City of Carlsbad Police Department provides our community.

The dedicated men and women of the City of Carlsbad Police Department take great pride in being an integral part of the community and providing quality service to our residents, businesses and visitors. This tradition began back in 1952 and continues to this day.  We strive to be innovative, collaborative and communicative in all areas of the Police Department.

We are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to fight crime and keep Carlsbad a safe city. Through crime analysis, we take a data-driven approach to fighting crime.  This year the department is launching PredPol, a predictive policing software that will allow us to predict crime locations and trends with greater accuracy to manage our resources more efficiently. Also, look for on-line reporting to launch this year which will allow community members the ease of reporting some incidents at their convenience on-line.

Keeping our city safe is a team sport. We work with our city partners to find collaborative solutions. The Police Department enjoys healthy relationships with our business community, neighborhood and civic leaders, and of course our fellow city partners. Working in partnership to find long term sustainable solutions to problems benefits all of us as we go forward as a city.

Communication is the key to both innovative approaches and collaboration. We strive to be transparent and user friendly with everyone we contact. We are active on Facebook and Twitter. Our Public Information Officer uses social media as well as email alerts, newsletters, and crime prevention videos on YouTube to share information with thousands of groups and individuals who live, work and play in our city.

It is my honor to serve as your Chief of Police and to represent all the men and women who work hard every day to make the City of Carlsbad Police Department a premiere law enforcement organization. We greatly appreciate the support of our community and partners as we strive to make Carlsbad a world class city.


Contact Information

Emergencies call 9-1-1
24-hours, non-emergencies call

Police Department
760-931-2100 business line

Police phone directory

2560 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010
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General Information

Lobby business hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.