Office of the Chief of Police

Message from the Chief of Police

The Napa Police Department is one of the oldest Police Departments in the state of California. It was originally established in 1875, just three years after the town itself was incorporated and only 25 years after California became a state. The very first Chief of Police was Jerome B. Walden and he commanded a force of four Police Officers, two Night Watchmen, and a Town Marshal.

I am very proud of the fine women and men of the Napa Police Department who work very hard to keep Napa as safe, secure, and livable as we can. I also know that they are very proud to serve you, our citizens and visitors, with compassion, enthusiasm, and professionalism.

The Mission Statement page best sums up who we are and what we do. I encourage you to review it and then let us know how we are doing. Our success can only be measured by your satisfaction.