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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.

  • The police department lobby is temporarily closed. If you do come to the station, please use to red phone to the left of the front door to access assistance.
  • 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 have resumed.
  • 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. 

Safety Enhancement Zone - Effective Immediately (4/7/2020) 

The San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a Safety Enhancement Zone (SEZ) for the entire City on April 7, 2020. The SEZ states that violations of noise, unruly gathering, open container, and public urination will be doubled. Fine amounts will start at $700 for these violations. The SEZ will end when the Shelter at Home Order is lifted. 

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