1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Police Business Line
(805) 781-7317

Non-Emergency Dispatch
(805) 781-7312

(805) 781-7311

Neighborhood Outreach
(805) 781-7186

Lobby Hours

Mon 9am – 5pm

Tue 10 – 5pm

Wed 8am – 5pm

Thurs 10 – 5pm

Friday - Closed

County Jail Information
(805) 781-4600

Chief at the mission  013Thank you for visiting the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) website. The City of San Luis Obispo is a world-class destination with exceptional amenities and a proud history. I am honored to serve alongside the men and women of the SLOPD who understand in order for us to successfully accomplish our mission, we must have the confidence, support and respect of the people who live, work and visit our city. We are committed to excellence in service, integrity and pride as we embrace the challenges and opportunities before us. As Chief of Police, I would like to invite you to use our website to familiarize yourself with our department.


If you are interested in learning more about our city and our department, I encourage you to contact us today. Please take a moment to browse through our Police website links for information on crime prevention, volunteering, the neighborhood officer program and many other areas of community interest.

Welcome to SLO! We look forward to serving you,

~ San Luis Obispo Police Chief, Deanna Cantrell

Chief Cantrell's Bio


The mission of the San Luis Obispo Police Department is to maintain a safe city by working in partnership with the community to protect life and property, prevent and reduce crime, and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods while preserving the rights of all through a commitment to Service, Pride and Integrity.


To be recognized by our community and employees as a model of excellence in the law enforcement profession.