Carlsbad Police Department

  • Agency: Carlsbad Police Department
  • Address: 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, 92008 CA
  • Chief: Thomas Zoll (Chief of Police)

Carlsbad Police Department is located at 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, 92008 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas Zoll. The Carlsbad Police Department phone number is 760-931-2197.

Carlsbad Police Department News

The deadline for applications has been extended to June 30! We are recruiting participants for the next Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy. The academy is scheduled for late summer of 2018. The Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) draws on the experience and mature judgment of members that are 50 years and older. The patrol supports us by increasing law enforcement services to the community. Volunteer patrol functions include: • Neighborhood patrols • Traffic control • Mobile Police Command Post operation • Handicapped violation enforcement • Safety Center tours • Visits and calls to housebound seniors (YANA) • Community presentations • Assistance at special events To begin, volunteer patrol members attend a 95-hour academy followed by 60 hours of “on the job training.” During the academy participants receive training in traffic control, safety, first aid and CPR, ethics, radio communications, traffic citations, crime prevention and hands-on driving safety. After training, each patrol member contributes a minimum of 28 hours per month. Applicants are required to meet the following requirements: • Be at least 50 years of age • Be a U.S. citizen • Possess a valid California Driver’s License • Have proof of auto insurance • Have no felony convictions • Be in good physical condition • Pass a background investigation and polygraph Prospective members must submit an application by June 30. Applicants will next complete a questionnaire and an interview will be scheduled. To apply for the SVP Academy, call the SVP office at 760-931-2214 or email

Update - the roadway has been cleared. Thanks for your patience. A dump truck that tipped over and spilled its load in the area of northbound El Camino Real and Olivenhain Road is causing a traffic backup. Please consider an alternate route.

We are recruiting for lateral police officers. If you currently work as a police officer or deputy, Carlsbad might be your next great adventure. Learn more about Carlsbad

Congratulations to our Police Explorers for their performance at the Escondido Police Department’s 5th Annual Explorer Competition. The competition, designed to test skills, teamwork and problem-solving, engages the Explorers in competition that rangers from a crime in progress to an obstacle course. The Explorers excelled at the competition and took first-place in the “secret scenario” event. Well done! #teamCarlsbadExplorers

A little Carlsbad #junegloom won’t get us down. We know summer is coming. Are you ready Carlsbad? #buenavistalagoon

Give a big Carlsbad welcome to Officers Passovoy and Prendergast. Matthew Passovoy is from Santa Clarita and comes to the city from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Andrew Prendergast is from Clovis and comes to the city from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department. Welcome to the family and thank you for choosing to continue your public service in Carlsbad. #community #service We have added traffic complaint reporting to our available online reports. If you are experiencing traffic related issues or conditions that are NOT creating an immediate threat to public safety, but are affecting your quality of life in the community and the issues are related to vehicle traffic or pedestrian traffic you can now “report it” online. Our traffic unit is here to assist you in reducing concerns, improving the quality of life and increasing overall vehicle and pedestrian safety. Give it a try. Go to Thanks Carlsbad.

Last night, officers were investigating a non-injury traffic collision when a driver, suspected of being under the influence, drove through the collision scene and almost hit a police patrol car. Gratefully, no one was hurt, but the driver was arrested for DUI. Please designate a driver or use ride share services. #arrive #community #safety

A happy reunion for Moose We received a phone call from a very worried resident who thought his faithful companion, “Moose,” had been stolen. We did a little research and found that Moose had been exploring on his own when someone corralled him and placed him safely at the shelter. We helped the resident retrieve Moose from the shelter and we are pleased to report they are happily reunited. A big thank you to the community member who corralled Moose. A great reminder to make sure your beloved pets have tags and chips to identify them and bring them safely home. #teamCarlsbad #community #service

After getting community complaints about street racers at the La Costa Town Square Shopping Center, officer conducted a special patrol to address the issue. During the directed enforcement, officers stopped 23 cars, issued 11 tickets and 12 warnings. Drivers were advised of the ongoing area enforcement and all were cooperative. We would to thank the community for letting us know about the issues. If you would like to report an ongoing traffic problem, you can now do so online #community #service #sharetheroad #respecttheneighborhood

Had a great time last night with community member's who participated in the Citizen's Academy. The academy is a free, seven-week program designed to help Carlsbad residents learn about their city government. It is held twice a year, in the spring and fall, on consecutive Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the exception of one session that includes a citywide bus tour at noon. Learn more here #community #service #teamwork

Today we were honored to be part of the 2018 Special Olympics San Diego County #torchrun. A great cause for some really terrific Olympians. #community #service

A big congratulations to three officers and one Fire Department medic for their recent graduation from Golden West SWAT Academy. Well done! Thank you for your service. #community #service #teamwork

Thank you Channel 7 San Diego for spending time with our Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) and for getting to know our community program. #community #service #teamwork

The Homeless Outreach Team enjoys making new friends while working in the village. Have a safe and crime-free #MemorialDayWeekend Carlsbad #community #service

Would you know your blood alcohol level if asked? You'd be surprised. Be safe this holiday weekend! #memorialdayweekend #designate #rideshare

Congratulations and thank you Officers Horton and Knisley! Honored at the 2018 MADD Award Ceremony for their efforts to prevent driving under the influence. Help us prevent DUI related collisions. #designate #rideshare #teamCarlsbad #arrive

Join us for a memorial stair climb in remembrance of the heroes of 9-11. We will be climbing 110 stories, in uniform, at the Hilton Bayfront in memory of the 403 first-responders who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. For more information on how to join, see below and thank you.

Carlsbad Explorers excel at annual competition. #represent #teamCarlsbad #volunteers #service

While on patrol, this officer got a little love from Lokie, a four-legged resident. Thanks Lokie! It is always nice to see a smiling face. #community #patrol

Dispatchers and a patrol officer send a little cheer to a fellow officer that is in the hospital after being injured on duty. Help us cheer him up! #getwellsoon #community #service

Today is #nationalpeaceofficersmemorialday. Dispatchers share a little #gratitude with officers. Donut holes and coffee. Thank you for your service. #NeverForgotten #United #PeaceOfficerMemorialWeek

To honor those that have fallen in the line of duty. #NationalPoliceWeek. #NeverForgotten #service #united

Chief Gallucci hangs out with the kids from #MissionEstanciaElementary for a mock city council meeting. Thanks for joining us kids. #community #service #brightfutures

The #PeaceOfficerMemorial Run. A big thank you to Oceanside Police Department for the Color Guard, San Diego County Law Enforcement Emerald Society for providing the bagpipes, California Highway Patrol Officer for singing the National Anthem, San Diego Sheriff's Department ASTREA for the helicopter flyover and Starbucks & Panera Bread for refreshments. #neverforgotten #united