1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Police Business Line
(805) 781-7317

(805) 781-7311

Neighborhood Outreach
(805) 781-7186

Lobby Hours
Monday 12p to 4:45p
Tuesday - Friday 10a to 4:45p

Chief 2015 003Thank you for visiting our Department’s web page. As Chief of Police, I am proud to represent a highly competent and invested workforce equipped to effectively fulfill our mission of serving those that live, work, and visit San Luis Obispo. SLOPD employees are dedicated to preserving the world-renowned quality of life enjoyed in San Luis Obispo. We embrace the value of fostering and maintaining positive relationships both externally and within our organization in providing superior quality service delivery residents and visitors to this historic city deserve. It is no revelation that our ability to be effective in reducing crime largely hinges on the relationship we have with the community and other stakeholders. Without this assistance, we fall short of maximizing our ability to achieve our shared objectives.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you should need assistance. Learn more about the Department's Mission and Vision Statements.

Stay safe,

Stephen Gesell
Chief of Police

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