San Luis Obispo Police Department

  • Agency: San Luis Obispo Police Department
  • Address: 1042 Walnut Street, San Luis Obispo, 93401 CA
  • Chief: Deborah E Linden (Chief of Police)

San Luis Obispo Police Department is located at 1042 Walnut Street, San Luis Obispo, 93401 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Deborah E Linden. The San Luis Obispo Police Department phone number is (805) 781-7317.

San Luis Obispo Police Department News

UPDATE: Hwy 101 is now open again. Vehicle crash with a spill on southbound HWY 101. Traffic is being diverted onto Los Osos Valley rd and to South Higuera. Heavy congestion and no estimated time for re-opening. Avoid the area. -KP

Vehicle Theft - UPDATE At about 2:00 AM, an officer patrolling the area of Higuera and Elks noticed the stolen vehicle from our earlier post had been returned to the Central Coast Brewing parking lot. The vehicle was abandoned and undamaged. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and will review surveillance video for any suspect information. Anyone with information about this theft is encouraged to contact Officer Benson at 805.594.8059

Vehicle Theft On 10.24.18 at about 7:45 PM, a 1970 Military Troop carrier was stolen from the Central Coast Brewing parking lot at 6 Higuera. The truck is beige in color and does not have license plates. Pictures of the vehicle are attached. The suspect was not captured by the surveillance video but would need to have experience with this particular vehicle due to its unique starting sequence. If you have any information about this theft, contact the Police Department at 805.781.7312 reference case number 181024075.

Calling All Kids in Cop Costumes is one week from today and we are PUMPED!

7 Ways to prevent mail theft 1) Remove mail from boxes every day, as soon as possible. 2) Deposit outgoing mail in slots inside post offices or hand it to mail carriers. 3) If you change your address, immediately notify the U.S. Postal Service and any company with which you do business. 4) Report mail theft to police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 800-275-8777 (not your local post office). 5) Request a vacation hold even if you will be gone for just a few days. This can be done at a post office or online at 6) Do not send cash in the mail. 7) Consult with your local postmaster on the availability of locking mailboxes.

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham honored Officer Quenten Rouse today for his awesome efforts in the recent arrest of a human trafficking suspect. #slopd

A wallet was stolen from a parked vehicle in a residential area while the owner was hiking. A credit card was used at Target and here is a photo of her and the vehicle that she left in after the credit card purchase. Please call us at (805) 781-7212 regarding case number 181021045. #SLOPD

The two females in the pictures were involved in a theft of over $1000 from Ulta Beauty. We are asking for your help in identifying them. If you have any information please contact us at (805) 781-7312 reference 181020081. #SLOPD

We are trying to recover an iPhone that was last seen in the possession of this male at Vons in the afternoon of 10-18-18. If anyone knows this person please call us at (805) 781-7312 reference case number 181018073. Thanks for being such a great and active community with all of these thefts. #SLOPD

Chief Cantrell spoke today at the Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium! #slopd

Here is a photo from the archives. 1950's photo in front of the old police building.

MEDIA RELEASE City Council Approves Citywide Party Registration Program On Tuesday night, the City Council approved making the pilot Voluntary Party Registration program permanent. The program allows party hosts to register events in advance, encouraging responsible management of parties and enhancing neighborhood wellness. Under the program, residents voluntarily register their event with the police department at least one week in advance of the planned party. A photo ID is required, and hosts must be at least 18 years old. If a neighbor files a noise complaint, the dispatch center calls the registered party host informing them of the complaint. The registered party then has 20 minutes to end the noise and avoid a visit from police. That warning can help hosts avoid potentially costly fines and reduce subsequent complaints. If the registrant fails to end the noise within 20 minutes and a second complaint is made, police will be dispatched, and a citation will be issued upon verification of the noise. Those who do not register their party will not receive a warning before police are dispatched and citations are potentially issued. The pilot program launched in May 2017 and 99 applications were submitted from May 2017 to September 2018. Some applications were denied due to properties already being on the “no warning” list, and others due to late submissions. Of the 76 approved parties, eight warning calls were made, and only one citation was given. While the majority of events registered were from applicants between the ages of 18 and 24, registrations have also been received for wedding receptions, birthday parties and dinner parties. The Police Department’s Neighborhood Outreach Program worked with representatives from both Cal Poly and Cuesta College to get the word out to students. More information about the program can be found here: Online registration will be available soon.

11 tips to become a smarter consumer and avoid fraud: 1) Know who you’re dealing with. In any transaction you conduct, make sure to check with your state or local consumer protection agency and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the seller, charity, company, or organization is credible. Be especially wary if the entity is unfamiliar to you. Always call the number found on a website’s contact information to make sure the number legitimately belongs to the entity you are dealing with. 2) Pay the safest way. Credit cards are the safest way to pay for online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or services or if the offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them completely if you report the problem promptly. 3) Guard your personal information. Crooks pretending to be from companies you do business with may call or send an email, claiming they need to verify your personal information. Don’t provide your credit card or bank account number unless you are actually paying for something and know who you are sending payment to. Your social security number should not be necessary unless you are applying for credit. Be especially suspicious if someone claiming to be from a company with whom you have an account asks for information that the business already has. 4) Stay safe online. Don’t send sensitive information such as credit card numbers by email because it’s not secure. Look for clues about security on Web sites. At the point where you are asked to provide your financial or other sensitive information, the letters at the beginning of the address bar at the top of the screen should change from “http” to “https” or “shttp.” Your browser may also show that the information is being encrypted, or scrambled, so no one who might intercept it can read it. But while your information may be safe in transmission, that’s no guarantee that the company will store it securely. See what Web sites say about how your information is safeguarded in storage. 5) Be cautious about unsolicited emails. They are often fraudulent. If you are familiar with the company or charity that sent you the email and you don’t want to receive further messages, send a reply asking to be removed from the email list. However, responding to unknown senders may simply verify that yours is a working email address and result in even more unwanted messages from strangers. The best approach may simply be to delete the email. 6) Resist pressure. Legitimate companies and charities will be happy to give you time to make a decision. It’s probably a scam if they demand that you act immediately or won’t take “No” for an answer. Some scammers may also demand you pay off a loan immediately or damaging consequences may occur, always take time to look into who is requesting the money before you pay up. 7) Don’t believe promises of easy money. If someone claims that you can earn money with little or no work, get a loan or credit card even if you have bad credit, or make money on an investment with little or no risk, it’s probably a scam. Oftentimes, offers that seem too good to be true, actually are too good to be true. 8) Fully understand the offer. A legitimate seller will give you all the details about the products or services, the total price, the delivery time, the refund and cancellation policies, and the terms of any warranty. Contact the seller if any of these details are missing, if they are unable to provide the details, it may be a sign that it’s a scam. 9) Get off credit marketing lists. Credit bureaus compile marketing lists for pre-approved offers of credit. These mailings are a goldmine for identity thieves, who may steal them and apply for credit in your name. Get off these mailing lists by calling 888-567-8688 (your social security number will be required to verify your identity). Removing yourself from these lists does not hurt your chances of applying for or getting credit. 10) Check your credit reports regularly. If you find accounts that don’t belong to you or other incorrect information, follow the instructions for disputing those items. You can ask for free copies of your credit reports in certain situations. If you were denied credit because of information in a credit report, you can ask the credit bureau that the report came from for a free copy of your file. And if you are the victim of identity theft, you can ask all three of the major credit bureaus for free copies of your reports. Contact the credit bureaus at: Equifax, 800-685-111; Experian, 800-311-4769; TransUnion, 800-888-4213. 11) Be cautious about offers for credit monitoring services. Why pay extra for them when you can get your credit reports for free or very cheap? Read the description of the services carefully. Unless you’re a victim of serious and ongoing identity theft, buying a service that alerts you to certain activities in your credit files probably isn’t worthwhile, especially if it costs hundreds of dollars a year. You can purchase copies of your credit reports anytime for about $9 through the bureaus’ Web sites or by phone: Equifax, 800-685-111; Experian, 800-311-4769; TransUnion, 800-888-4213.

This little guy was found by officers today and safely returned to it's owner. #slopd #welovedogs

SLOPD Officers met with Operation Surf on Tuesday morning and helped escort wounded warriors from the airport to Avila Beach for an event hosted by a non profit organization.

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Arrest for Human Trafficking WHERE: City of San Luis Obispo WHEN: October 5th, 2018 DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lieutenant John Bledsoe On Friday October 5th, 2018 at approximately 1:40 am, a San Luis Obispo Police Officer conducted a traffic stop for vehicle code violations in the 3000 block of Broad. The vehicle was being driven by 35-year-old Lucion Banks out of Sacramento. Also in the vehicle was a 14-year old female passenger out of Oakland, Ca. During the car stop the officer discovered Banks had a suspended California drivers license as well as a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Both Banks and his passenger denied being related and had no clear story of why they were in San Luis Obispo. Banks was subsequently arrested for the warrant and driving on a suspended license. After Bank’s arrest, follow up investigation revealed Banks was involved in the Human Trafficking and Pimping of the 14-year-old female who was the passenger in his vehicle. Items of clothing, wigs, condoms, and cellular phone data led San Luis Obispo Police Detectives to believe Banks was currently trafficking this victim. The 14-year-old victim was later turned over to Child Welfare Services after Banks arrest. Banks was later charged with Human Trafficking and Pimping. He was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail and his bail was set at one million dollars.

Last night at about 11:00 pm these two men stole $1,000 in electronics from Target. They ran out of the rear emergency exit doors and were last seen driving off in a white SUV. Please contact Ofc. Orozco with any information- 805 781-8035. Case# 181007070

UPDATE: Suspect identified, thank you all for the shares and tips. Earlier today this subject entered a store in the 3000 block of Broad and stole $150.00 in merchandise. If you can identify him, please contact Officer Hurni at (805)-594-8063. Thank you for your help. -BT

Welcome Officer Favian Amaya and Officer Daniel Schuman to SLOPD! Both are from San Luis Obispo...we love the hometown fellas!

Yesterday morning at about 8 AM two males stole over $1000 of alcohol from a store in the 700 block of Foothill. If anyone has information about this crime or the males involved please call us at (805) 781-7312 (Case# 181003058). Keep up the great work sharing these photos. #SLOPD

Halloween is quickly approaching! SLOPD wants in on the fun this year so we're Calling All Kids in Cop Costumes to Santa Rosa Park on October 30th at 4pm. If your little is dressing up as a police officer or a SWAT operator, come join us! We'll be showing off police vehicles, handing out freebies and snapping fun photos.

On 9-30-18 at about 9 PM this suspect took a package from the front of a business in the 500 block of Higuera. If anyone knows this guy please call us at (805) 781-7312 (case #181001024). Thanks for the help and getting the video out there. #SLOPD

In case you missed last weeks' post, SLOPD is proud to be supporting #breastcancerawarenessmonth by donning pink badges and pink gloves. #slopd #getchecked

Mark your calendars! COPS N' KIDS is happening November 4th!