Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Avenal Police Department's website! We are excited to be a part of technology, which will enable us to connect with the community. Check our website for press releases, crime trends, and other events the police department is involved with.
The Avenal Police Department is comprised of dedicated and professional men and women who are committed to improving the quality of life by protecting and serving the citizens of Avenal. Reducing crime is a task we do not take lightly and it is done with the partnership of the community members we serve.
The police department has the following divisions which have varied responsibilities: Patrol, Investigations, Kings County Gang Task Force representative, Central Valley Regional SWAT Team representatives, Central Valley Regional Crisis Negotiation Team representative, School Resource Officer who also teaches Gang Awareness and Education in the elementary and middle schools, Records Division and Evidence Division. We currently contract with the Kings County Sheriff’s Office for dispatch services. Our public outreach programs include Explorer Post 1050, Avenal Police Activities League Boxing program and the Community Response Team.
The department empowers our officers to have discretion in solving community problems on many levels and we will act as a liaison with other public organizations which include but are not limited to: the Kings County Fire Department, City of Avenal Public Works Department and the City of Avenal Code Enforcement Division. We will identify hazards that exist in targeted locations and utilize these public resources to correct the problems with help from our community. Our patrol and investigation divisions are tasked with the identification of residential and commercial areas that have a high level of reported individuals responsible for criminal activity.
We constantly strive to find innovative ways to serve the public by solving crime and to improve customer service. If you would like to speak with me further, please do not hesitate to call the police department at 559-386-4444.