About Us

Mission Statement

Work Together as a team in the Department, the City, and the Community to provide oustanding police services." Toward this end, this manual, and any future revisions exist to:

• Guide police officers and civilian employees

• Promote safety for citizen and police personnel

• Establish high standards of character, conduct, and professionalism within the Campbell Police Department and law enforcement community

Message from the Chief

As a professional law enforcement agency, we are devoted to excellence in customer service.  Our goal is to exceed community expectations by going above and beyond what is expected, and we support our employees in maintaining the highest standards of training.  Chief Dave Carmichael

The Campbell Police Department takes a proactive approach to combating crime, traffic concerns, and other law enforcement issues, but we also recognize the vital importance of remaining connected to our unique community.
We utilize a variety of social media platforms including Twitter, Nixle, and Nextdoor to help connect with our community. We also participate in neighborhood associations, school functions, and regularly host "Coffee with a Cop" events. We strongly value the partnerships and relationships we have formed, as they are the heart of our success.

Ultimately, it is our mission to help foster and maintain the City of Campbell as an outstanding place to live, work, and play.

David Carmichael
Chief of Police

The Police Department has approximately 70 full-time employees and is primarily comprised of three divisions:

The Field Services Division (Patrol) responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service and consists of patrol teams, community service officers, and reserve officers.

The Special Enforcement Division includes the Investigative Services Unit (Detectives) and the Traffic Unit.

The Support Services Division is comprised of the Communications Unit (Dispatch), the Records Unit, and the Property/Evidence Unit.

All three divisions are committed to the "Core Principles of Policing"; Service, Justice, and Fundamental Fairness.