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COURAGE - COMPASSION - COMMITMENT
The Police Department is responsible for the protection of life and property, the maintenance of order, the control and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of motor vehicle laws and regulations. Primary activities related to these responsibilities include enforcement of the laws of the state and the City; investigation of crimes; apprehension of criminals, and maintenance of a crime prevention program. The Police Department contracts police and animal control services for our neighbor, the City of Biggs, to provide them with the same services enjoyed by the residents of Gridley.
The Department receives approximately 3,000 911 calls per year and 16,000 calls for service.
Officers respond to and investigate emergency in-progress calls, provide necessary assistance to other law enforcement agencies during emergency and critical situations. The Officers investigate state-mandated calls for service such as missing persons, elder and child abuse, sexual assaults, domestic violence and death investigations. Non-emergency calls such as burglaries, thefts, disturbances, traffic collisions, etc. are also investigated. The Officers analyze fingerprints and other physical evidence, maintain court evidence, process and destroy contraband evidence monitor activities of individuals on probation and parole, provide legal update training, and conduct major investigations with crimes requiring out-of-town follow-up.
The responsibilities of this function are to maintain/operate a fully enhanced 911-dispatch center for Police Services and Animal Control as well as maintenance of appropriate police records. Dispatch Services coordinate call-outs for Public Works and Electric services after hours (on-call) as required and maintain all information covered under the public records act, as well as all Department statistical information. Computer aided dispatch (CAD) is also maintained by personnel and the Information Technology Manager. Included in CAD are RMS (Records Management System), California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The Dispatcher on duty answers all business lines and provides information to the public.
The Police Department provides bicycle registration and bicycle safety presentations.The Department also provides "Dont Text and Drive" presentations and holiday and event safety programs. The Department partners with the Gridley Lions club for graffiti abatement. The Department is involved with the coordination of Police Services during the Butte County Fair each August. We support the Butte County Safe Kids (BCSK) Program and participate in many other Child Safety Programs, such as, bike helmet give-aways, child safety seat inspections and 911 Safety Training at the local schools.
On behalf of the members of the Gridley–Biggs Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our Department web page. Our agency employs some of the finest sworn and civilian staff in law enforcement today; men and women who serve our community with pride and integrity each and every day. These personnel are devoted public servants who constantly strive to make the cities of Gridley and Biggs great places to live.
The Gridley-Biggs Police Department is committed to providing a high level of quality service to the citizens of Gridley and Biggs as well as those who visit our Cities. We believe in partnering with individuals and organizations to identify solutions to problems. It is our desire to work with our citizenry to decrease the impacts of crime and to continually improve our community.
The Gridley-Biggs Police Department
Our Department is comprised of 14 full-time sworn, 7 part-time sworn, 4 full-time Public Safety Dispatchers, 4 part-time Public Safety Dispatchers, an Animal Control Officer and several community volunteer personnel. They are committed to providing the highest quality service to our residents, businesses and visitors. We are proud of the relationship that we enjoy with our community and are constantly striving to build upon that relationship through partnerships, collaboration and our individual contacts.
Gridley and Biggs enjoy a good quality of life with low crime rates. The members of the Police Department work hard to provide a full range of services to residents and the business community. I invite you to explore our offerings on this web site and hope that you help us in our effort to strengthen the Gridley and Biggs communities.
We are working in three major areas to improve the Department and our ability to serve the community.
Building a highly competent and professional police department providing traditional law enforcement services. This means we hire, train and promote good people, give them the right equipment and training/experience to be able to keep the community safe and respond to any emergency. Our proactive policing efforts over the past several years demonstrates that we have been successful. We are continually working to improve our law enforcement abilities.
Engaging in community problem solving. We know that we must be engaged with the community to understand the issues of our community fully and to successfully respond to them. We are a very proactive police agency that focuses its law enforcement personnel and assets on crime issues and areas that are identified in our communities. I invite you to let us know of issues in your neighborhood or business.
Building community relationships. We enjoy an excellent relationship with the communities we serve, but know to maintain that requires constant and continual communication and collaboration. We are working purposefully to better connect with businesses, community groups and individuals. When you have contact with a member of the Department, we see this as an opportunity to establish or build upon that relationship.
Our ultimate goal is to know everyone in the community. This is a challenging goal, but one that is worthy of pursuit. We believe that through all of our individual contacts and connections, we can know every resident of Gridley and Biggs. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for our officers and citizenry to build trust and rapport that can lead to safer and better cities. Toward that end, please feel free to contact our agency to provide feedback or suggestions on how we can better serve you.
And please feel free to look us up on Facebook by following this link https://www.facebook.com/Gridley-Biggs-Police-Department-146466505397691/.
If you need to report a crime or contact a member of the Department, please call our 24-hour non-emergency dispatch center number at (530) 846-5670.
Police Chief Allen Byers