Fresno Police Department (in California)
This page provides information and resources related to the Fresno Police Department located in the state of California. Fresno’s city limit in the center of Fresno County which means the Fresno County Sheriff jurisdiction overlaps with the city police department.
Facilities (Offices / Locations)
The Fresno Police has six facilities that cover various geographic districts of the city. If you are looking for someone that may have been arrested or would like answers to questions, you can call the headquarters using the phone number below. You can also call the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 488-3031.
2323 Mariposa St.
Fresno, CA 93721
The headquarters is one block northeast of the Fresno County Superior Court and the Hall of Records. The facility is a mid-century modern structure made of red bricks. Teal panels decorate the building (just above the main doorway). There is metered parking along M St., however only police officers may park directly in front of the headquarters.
1211 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93706
The Southwest District police facility is located in the Rite Aid and Foodmaxx shopping center (in the back corner).
1617 S. Cedar Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702
The Southeast District facility is one building north of the Fresno County Boys and Girls Club and directly across the street from the Vang Pao Elementary School.
1450 E. Teague
Fresno, CA 93720
This facility has large pine trees in front of the building. The building has a red brick and grey stucco wall. It is near the intersection of East Teague and North Cedar Ave.
3502 N. Blackstone
Fresno, CA 93726
This facility is inside a shopping center. It’s on the north east intersection of North Blackstone and East Shields Ave.
Fresno was incorporated as a California city in 1885. Soon afterward the police department was formed. The police officer’s association was formed in the early 1900s. The department had an annual budget of $202,000,000 in 2020 – making it the 37th largest police budget in the United States.
Fresno has an interesting history when it comes to alcohol. During prohibition, Fresno was known as one of the “wettest” counties in the United States. Not only were there local bootleggers, farmers and cities employees were in on illicit sales of alcohol. But the citizens of Fresno knew even back then that drunk driving would always be a “thing”, because it existed before prohibition and surely it would exist after. And they were right!
DUI Educational Program
The Fresno PD has partnered with MADD and other local groups to provide educational theatrical plays (and an encased car that was damaged in a DUI related accident) as a way to educate and inform city locals about the dangers of drinking and driving. In an audit that compared the total number of people who have attended these events versus the number of people cited for DUIs and attended these events, only 2% of those people have been cited for driving under the influence.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Fresno PD website has a great FAQ section where you can find answers to questions like:
- How can I find out if my car has been towed?
- How can I get my vehicle back?
- How to find out if someone has been arrested
- How can I get a police report?
- How much will it cost to get a police report?
- Can I get my record expunged?
You can look through the FAQs section at this webpage: fresno.gov/police/faqs/
Fresno is a large city geographically coming in at 116 square miles making it bigger in area than Washington D.C. Due to Fresno’s unusual city boundaries and shape, arrests made near Fresno may actually be done by the Fresno County Sheriff or neighboring cities such as Clovis.
Records and Reports
On the Fresno PD website you can access the Records and Reports data. Here you will find excellent data collected on traffic stops, including demographic and stop-type information. This data is accessible for a 4-5 year period (It appears to take a couple years for data to be compiled and released – for instance, you will not be able to see last year’s data). You can access Records and Reports here.
Website & Social Media
You can find links to the Fresno PD’s social media profiles, pages and to their main website:
Note: There is an email contact form at the Fresno PD website. The contact form is located at: fresno.gov/police/contact-police/