A Message from the Chief

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Chief Thomas McDonaldChief Thomas J. McDonald

I speak on behalf of all the men and women of the West Sacramento Police Department when I say that you deserve professional, ethical and capable police services. We are committed to developing steadfast public partnerships to make West Sacramento a premier city in which to live, work, and play.

So it is with integrity and diligence that we work to protect and improve the quality of life in West Sacramento. I am truly honored to lead these talented and dedicated individuals as they valiantly perform their duties as peacekeepers and community service providers.

In general, I monitor two significant areas of activity as a measure of effectiveness of the West Sacramento Police Department (WSPD):

  1. The extent to which the WSPD positively impacts criminality in our community, and
  2. The quality of services provided by the men and women of the department.

Over and above our effectiveness it is important for us to remember that we must enforce the law consistent with the tenets as set forth by the U.S. Constitution. We must comport ourselves in an unbiased manner, reasonably, appropriately, and compassionately.

Ultimately it's about customer service. It's important that we offer a valued service and that our customers- all of our customers - are treated appropriately.

Thank you for visiting our website. I invite you to learn more about our department or get involved with our many volunteer opportunities.