The Moraga Police Department is currently authorized at 12 sworn officers, four reserve officers, and two civilians. The sworn personnel consists of the Chief of Police, one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, two Corporals, one Detective, one Traffic Unit, and five Patrol Officers. Reserve Officers and Cadets volunteer their time to the department. The Assistant to the Chief manages the front desk and administrative duties and a part time records clerk enters information into department computers.
The Patrol Division provides service to the community seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Working in the Patrol Division requires a variety of skills. Although the primary function of the Patrol Division is to prevent crime and apprehend criminals, patrol officers must also be versed in civil and criminal law, traffic accident investigation and enforcement, and crisis intervention techniques. While patrol officers are the first responders to most incidents, they are also required to complete many complex investigations. Patrol officers receive extensive ongoing training in a variety of subjects throughout their careers. This training, combined with the use of state of the art technology, enables our patrol officers to provide the best possible police service to the citizens of Moraga.
Sergeants provide training and supervision for patrol officers and oversee all patrol operations. They take command of critical incidents and crime scenes, and ensure that the Patrol Division is operating efficiently. Sergeants also manage administrative duties and equipment.
A resident or someone passing through Moraga may see Patrol Officers utilizing a variety of vehicles. The main mode of transportation for Moraga Police Officers is the Ford Police Interceptor or Ford Explorer, but other vehicles are operated to provide better response for specific needs. The Department also utilizes Trek Mountain Bikes equipped with emergency equipment for special events and for patrol of the parks and shopping centers. The Department also has a Mobile Command Unit, a communications and emergency response platform, that stays in reserve until needed.
This combination of personnel and equipment allows the Moraga Police Department to provide expedient and thorough service to the community and citizens of Moraga. It allows us to achieve our goal of serving you with pride and professionalism.