The Stockton Police Department is comprised of 5 full time Officers, 3 part time officers. The Department is under the direction of Chief of Police Kelly Post.
The Chief is assigned the responsibility of determining annual goals and objectives, setting department priorities and policy, and assists in investigating major crimes, while managing and preparing the annual budget as well as assuming patrol status when time permits. He acts as the department liaison with federal, state and local agencies, and is the department's representative to the public. The Chief's other internal functions include planning, personnel and the maintenance of discipline.
The patrol officers are the most visible members of the department. The officers are responsible for patrolling the streets and businesses and residential neighborhoods, traffic control, call response. Officers also handle criminal investigations, animal control (they are responsible for picking up and making arrangements for stray or loose animals within the city) they are also subject to special assignments in school or community activities and parades.
The department has a 5-vehicle fleet a 2 Chevrolet Impalas, 2 F-150 Ford Pickups and a Ford Explorer.
The officers strive to work with the community to solve crime, participate in community events and provide necessary crime safety tips and programs throughout the year. As a whole the Stockton Police Department works to understand the importance of balancing community relations with the enforcement of laws in order to provide a quality service in Stockton.