The Oceanside Police Department is here to ensure the safety and security of all people in the City of Oceanside by providing responsive and professional police service with compassion and concern. Our purpose is to work with the community to build trust and provide quality service that actively prevents crime, reduces the fear of crime and promotes safety.
Oceanside is a beach community located 45 miles north of San Diego in California. The Police Department serves Oceanside's population of more than 170,000. The department has an authorized budgeted strength of 212 sworn and 107 professional staff members, and handles approximately 120,000 calls for service each year.