Programs & Services
The Arcata Police Department utilizes Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR’s) on some marked police vehicles. For information regarding the ALPR’s and the policy regarding the use of ALPR’s, click the title link above.
It is important for every family and business to be prepared for local emergencies such as fire, flood or earthquake. Find resources that will aid you as you develop your emergency plan.
The Arcata Police Department offers both inked fingerprinting and digitally scanned (Live Scan) fingerprinting services.
Graffiti is not art, it is a crime. Reporting graffiti to the police aids tracking and prosecution of vandals.
The parking near downtown Arcata and near the Humboldt State University campus is in high demand by residents, students, and visitors. To ensure access to the downtown and campus areas is available to all on an equitable basis, the City of Arcata has created several specific parking zones.
The Police Department issues several safety-related permits and licenses.
Learn how you may make a records request.
The Arcata Police Department has posted all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and training materials on this page for public review.
Vacation house checks are offered to Arcata City residents free of charge.
Abandoned vehicles are an unsightly, and many times a hazardous nuisance. The Arcata Police Department works to remove these vehicles as we become aware of them.
The Youth and Family Services (YFS) unit offers a broad range of services focusing on troubled teens and youth, parenting strong–willed kids, school safety matters, child-seat safety, threat assessments, and critical incident stress management.
The Arcata Police Department has put together a Self-Help Guide to Restraining Orders and Trespassing laws to help the citizens of Arcata navigate this process to ensure their safety and quality of life.
Chief of Police
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Report a Crime/Request an Officer Response
Tip Hotline: 707-825-2587, ext. 1
24-Hour Information Recording
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.