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San Luis Obispo Police Department is committed to continuing a high level of service to San Luis Obispo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many measures have been put into place at the state, county and city level to protect people and property and help put and end to the pandemic as quickly as possible. Like all of our residents who are seeking to keep their families safe, SLOPD is doing our part to keep both employees and the public as safe as possible.

Emergency operations and essential operations will not cease, the following is an explanation of what SLOPD is currently providing to the public. Please note that as this is a quickly changing situation, these provisions may change without advance notice.

  • Records will remain open, but the front door will remain locked and all initial contact will be made via the red phone. Records will no longer have any direct person to person contact with the public to minimize their exposure. Hours: Monday 9-5, Tuesday 10-5, Wednesday, 8-5, Thursday, 10-5, Friday closed.
  • If you need to make a report, please do not come to the police department, rather call the non-emergency line 805-781-7312 and request to make a report. An officer will be assigned to take the information over the phone.
  • Use Online Reporting to report the following: graffiti, vandalism, theft of property under $950, fraud phone scams, and lost property. ONLINE REPORTING
  • Court ordered registrations shall be done by appointment via the red phone.
  • No ride-a-longs will be provided during this time.
  • Patrol officers will be using social distancing recommendations when interacting with the public and you may notice them wearing gloves and masks in the field.
  • Patrol officers may ask you to speak with them outside your home if it is safe to do so.

Patrol officers will still be patrolling our city, the detectives still investigating crimes, Records processing reports and Dispatch will be available 24/7 to get you the help you need. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate these challenging times with you while keeping San Luis Obispo safe. Please continue to lock your homes and vehicles, leave nothing of value in your cars and always report suspicious things when you see them.

For Business Owners - Shelter in Place Order

SLOPD has provided helpful information for business owners that are able to operate as "essential businesses" under the Shelter in Place Order. This information will help guide operations as you assist the public

If you are unsure if your business is able to operate as "essential" under the order, please submit this online request form and City and County of SLO staff will review and assist. 

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