Lodi is a great place to live and work. It’s a thriving city with a full range of amenities. Situated in the heart of our expanding wine country, we are surrounded by vineyards and farmland. We enjoy affordable housing, excellent schools, a low crime rate, and a friendly town.
Our downtown revitalization has created a visiting and enjoyment center that is the envy of many cities our size. We are also centrally located between Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and Yosemite. There is a lot more to learn by visiting the Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau.
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Officers receive a full equipment issue, including:
Patrol vehicles are equipped with:
We are now operating an NT network system, with personal computers at every workstation. Our patrol units are equipped with mobile personal computers that perform all of the traditional MDT functions, and automated report writing which is transmitted over a wireless system. Our patrol units are truly a mobile office.
Our 4-10 shift plan offers a great opportunity to schedule regular in-service training to all of our personnel, which we do 6 times a year. In addition, we send personnel to a variety of Peace Officer Standards and Training Program (POST) schools all over the state. It is our belief that constant exposure to the latest law enforcement techniques benefits our officers, our department, and our community.
Our patrol officers are some of the best trained, equipped, and supported anywhere. They enjoy an officer-to-citizen ratio that’s higher than most departments. This allows them to focus on Community Oriented Policing (COP) and problem-solving. We don’t have a separate COP unit- it's simply a basic part of every officer’s everyday work. Our crime rate is low, and it stays that way in part because our officers have the time to be proactive. We also have a wide variety of special units that support our district officers.
Lodi Police Department offers a wide variety of Special Assignments, including:
Most of our special assignments receive 4.5% stackable incentive pay.
We recognize that relocating often involves more than one occupation. Lodi is a vital community offering a variety of jobs.
If you like what you see, we’d like to hear from you. Email Sergeant Matt Latino to learn more.