The Arroyo Grande Police Department has 29 dedicated full-time employees with a budget in fiscal year 2018 - 2019 of $6.8 million dollars. In addition, the Department has seven part-time employees to include, two Reserve Police Officers, two Neighborhood Services Technicians, one Training/Permit Technician, two Police Cadets and ten Police Volunteers. The Department has an excellent reputation within the community and the entire County, embraces community policing, and upholds a strong customer service attitude in conjunction with ensuring quality of life in our community.
The organizational structure consists of two major divisions; Patrol Services and Support Services, each led by a Commander. The remainder of the full-time team includes the Chief of Police and Executive Secretary, five Police Sergeants, five Senior Police Officers, and thirteen Police Officers.
The crime rate in the region is among the lowest in California. The Department responded to 17,137 documented incidents in 2016 and 17,925 documented incidents in 2017. At the same time the Department has been able to maintain a response time for emergency calls at less than two minutes.