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The Santa Cruz Police Department is committed to providing important and useful news and alerts to the public via local and social media.  In addition, daily media logs and press releases also provide information on police activities throughout the city.

Subscribe to Community Alerts and Notifications!

Receive trusted, instant information directly from the Santa Cruz Police Department. Information is delivered by text message and email. Click here to subscribe to our occasional alerts.  The service is provided by Nixle and is free to residents and the Santa Cruz Police Department.  Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Download our Mobile App for iPhone and Droid!

The Santa Cruz Police Department was one of the first in the nation to build a consumer-focused mobile app. You can access our blog, Facebook, Twitter, alerts, crime maps, leave tips, look at photos, videos and more all via our free app. For iPhone and iPad click here. For Droid click here.