• MPDProvides 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year response to calls for police services. Safeguards the community from crime through deterrence, prevention, and arrest of offenders. Preserves the public peace, protects life and property, and appropriately enforces laws & ordinances.
  • Investigates automobile thefts, hit-and-run collisions, and traffic accidents; conducts accident reconstruction for major injury & fatal collisions; provides traffic control at major events and enforces traffic laws.
  • Facilitates PAL activities & programs and conducts Neighborhood Watch, Police Explorer, Citizen Volunteer, and other crime prevention & education programs.
  • Works closely with the school district and county agencies to divert first time offenders from the juvenile justice system through parent counseling and other innovative programs. The School Resource Officers in the Police Community Relations Unit serve Milpitas High School and Calaveras Hill High School.
  • Provides follow-up investigation of crimes against persons, fraud, high-technology crimes, missing persons, and property crimes.
  • Conducts gang prevention, intervention, and investigation programs; tracks sex registrant; & conducts proactive narcotics investigations.
  • Provides 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year 911 emergency dispatching for the police department, fire department, and other City Departments.
  • Provides public counter service, filing of criminal complaints, and evidence management. Processes, maintains, and distributes police reports and fire reports, prepares statistical data required by law, and responds to report requests and telephone inquiries from citizens and other authorized entities.
  • Maintains a Community Service Officer (CSO) Program to expand services. The CSOs have absorbed many non-hazardous tasks previously assigned to police officers and police officers will remain dedicated to higher priority items. The CSOs provide the community with responsive services at a cost far less than that of a police officer.