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City of Santa Ana
Friday September 2nd, 2016 :: 05:37 p.m. PDT


Good News! Progress and Successes of our Santa Ana Police Department

The City of Santa Ana is extremely proud of the outstanding police work our officers do every day to enhance public safety for our community. Thanks to our dedicated police offers and City of Santa Ana leadership, we have made tremendous progress and would like to share some of the successes in the area of improved public safety.

Santa Ana has experienced a 74 percent reduction in crime from 1987 to 2015 according to the FBI Crime Index

Santa Ana is named among America's safest cities by a number of publications (i.e. Forbes, ADT, World Atlas, etc.)

City Council has increased the number of sworn positions by 45 over the past three years

Police officer hiring has increased 733% since 2012

Since 2012, 58 cents out of every new dollar invested in Santa Ana has gone toward our Santa Ana Police Department

Average 911 response time to priority 1 calls is 6.9 minutes

Safety always comes first and is a major reason that Santa Ana has made outstanding progress in the following categories: improved property values, increased sales tax revenue, increased business licenses, 20% General Fund reserve levels, and higher employment rates for our residents. We encourage you to click on the link below for much more information regarding crime statistics, hiring, budget, and patrol staffing.

With your help, we will continue to build on our successes and deliver public safety services to our community with the utmost professionalism and integrity.  To that end, the Santa Ana Police Department is projected to hire 50 additional sworn officers in 2016.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining our SAPD team, please visit for more information.

City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-647-5400

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