ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
It is the mission of the Paso Robles Police Department to render the highest level of service, working side by side with the community to solve problems related to crime and social disorder, thereby ensuring safety and improving the quality of life in our community.
Working together, we will continue to enjoy a safe community and an incomparable quality of life.
Founded in 1889 and located in beautiful San Luis Obispo County, the Paso Robles Police Department provides services with a renowned family-feel. With an ever growing community of over 30,000 and 200+ well-known wineries, Paso Robles is quickly becoming a travel destination for tourists all over the world.
The Department maintains its local, home-town feel by keeping close to its community through events such as the Police and Community Together (PACT) Program, Junior Giants, Crime Prevention Education, and our Citizen’s Ride-Along Program.
We are expanding our social media presence and are currently on Nextdoor where we receive valuable input from our residents.
Acting Police Chief Ty Lewis
Chief Lewis is currently serving as the Paso Robles Police Department’s acting Chief of Police. A permanent appointment to Chief will occur on July 15, 2018, when current Chief Robert Burton officially retires.
Chief Lewis holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration and is a graduate of the California POST Command College. In 1996, he began a career in law enforcement as a police officer with the City of Porterville; later transferring to the City of Bakersfield in 2000. The Paso Robles Police Department hired Chief Lewis in 2002 as a police officer, and he worked his way through the ranks serving as a Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Commander. In March of 2018, City Manager Tom Frutchey selected Commander Lewis to succeed Chief Robert Burton upon his retirement in July of 2018.
The Paso Robles City Council confirmed Commander Lewis' appointment as Paso Robles next Police Chief on April 3, 2018.