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Police Department

Police Department

Animal Control


Impoundment and care for animals that have misplaced their owners

Adoption Program that places good animals into new homes. All animals that are adopted must be altered and if they are over four months of age they must have a rabies vaccination.

Humane trapping program to control feral dogs, cats and wildlife.

Dog licensing


Intake Information

The California City Animal Shelter staff will accept all animals. Owners will be required to fill out an OWNER RELEASE FORM that states they give up ownership of the animal they are turning in and a EUTHANASIA REQUEST FORM.

License Information

The City of California City, mandates the annual licensing of dogs within the city. The licensing of dogs is critical in assisting the City's Animal Control in the prevention of rabies and other associated health problems. It also provides security for pet owners and enhances the general public health and safety of our citizens.

The City of California City strictly enforces the licensing of dogs as a health assurance to the public and as a safety and identification measure for your pet. Dog owners may be subject to fines if their pet remains unlicensed. Please remember to license your dog before June 30th, each year, to avoid penalties.

All dogs over 4 months old and living in California City over 30 days must be licensed. Owners of the pet must show documentation that their pet has received a rabies vacination at the time of licensing. Licenses may be obtained from the Police Department Front Counter, M-F, 8AM - 4PM. Licenses are also available at the Cal City Pet Clinic.

New License Fee: $65.00
Spayed or Neutered: $10.00


( 1) Dog(s) that bite people are put under QUARANTINE for 11 days. Quarantine can take place at the owners house OR local shelter. Dogs put under quarantine are watched for disease and/or abnormal behavior. Dogs that are under quarantine are NOT ALLOWED to be outside to go to the bathroom unless the owner has the dog on a leash. Once the dog is done using the bathroom the owner must IMMEDIATELY bring the dog back inside.
( 2) If the dog(s) escapes or is let off the property, the owner will be subjected to a fine not to exceed $500.00 or face imprisonment not to exceed 6 months. (Ordinance Code Of Kern County, Title 7, Section 7.08.100) plus the dog will be taken and quarantined at the shelter.

Animal Control Volunteer Application

Animal Control Informational Packet

Animal Control Brochure Download

Animal Control School Information Flyer

California City Animal Control Email

Missing Persons

DOB 09-23-1981
Thompson has been missing since 01-07-2012. She was last seen leaving her residence on 68th st at approximately 1900 hours wearing a grey sweater, blue shorts orange and brown shoes. Thompson is described as a black female adult 5'4 and 210 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Thompson has been entered into the national missing persons database as well as the national missing and unidentified persons system, and is possibly at risk due to prior domestic violence reports.

AKA Desiree Gibson
DOB 09-18-1993
Tharp was last seen on 07-04-2014 at approximately 2000 hours. Robert has not been seen or heard from since. He is a white male adult 6'3 150 lbs with dark blonde hair and blue eyes. Tharp has been entered into the National missing persons database.The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are under investigation.

About the California City Police Department

California City is located in California’s scenic high desert and at the base of the Eastern Sierra Mountains. The city boasts the third largest land size in the state, covering more than 200 square miles and is home to more than 12,000 residents. Bordered by the historic Edwards Air Force Base to the south, California City is easily accessed by highways 14 and 58. California City’s natural beauty serves as a gateway to the surrounding mountains and lakes and a variety of recreation opportunities. California City’s open land is a popular destination for off-road enthusiasts and campers. There are two elementary schools, a middle school, and a new high school that serve California City. The city is conveniently located 60 minutes from Bakersfield, 90 minutes from Los Angeles, and 3 hours from Las Vegas.

Staffed by 13 sworn Officers and 6 non-sworn personnel, the California City Police Department is a full service agency dedicated to the citizens of California City. The Department strives to provide the highest quality officers and service to it's citizens. Officers serve in assignments such as uniformed patrol, investigations, off-road search & rescue (D.I.R.T.), and the Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.). The Police Department also oversees Animal Control Services for the City.

The California City Police Department is organized into three divisions:

• Administration Division
• Operations Division
• Desert Division

The Administration Division is commanded by Chief Eric Hurtado, whose primary
responsibility is to provide overall management, direction, and control for the Administration
Division. The Administration Division consists of Personnel, Business Operations, and

The Operations Division consists of Uniformed Patrol and Special Operations, Traffic, Investigations, Records, Communications Center, and Police Support Services.

The Desert Division consists of the Desert Incident Response Team (D.I.R.T.), the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) program, OHV Grants , and OHV Trail Management System.


Most Wanted

The California City Police Department is asking for your assistance in locating the following outstanding criminal suspects. All suspects are to be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have seen any of these individuals, please contact the California City Police Department at (760) 373-8606 or your local law enforcement immediately.

Do not attempt to apprehend or detain any of these individuals by yourself.
Wanted Persons

*************YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT A TIP BY CALLING 1-855-227-3656*************

Welcome to the California City Police Department!

21130 Hacienda Blvd
California City, CA 93505
(760) 373-7044 Records
(760) 373-8606 Police Dispatch
(760) 373-8210 FAX

Emergency: 9-1-1


Welcome to the website for the California City Police Department. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to serving your needs.
-Chief of Police, Eric Hurtado

Mission Statement:

"We, the members of the California City Police Department, are committed to safeguarding the lives and property of the residents of California City and respond to public concerns in a manner which promotes neighborhoods free from the fear of crime, while ensuring quality of life."

Records Division:

Subjects wishing to obtain a copy of a Police Report or other records may visit the Front Desk during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8AM – 4PM). The Records Division may also be contacted by telephone, (760) 373-7044 or (760)-373-7096
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following fees shall be paid for reports:
Crime Reports less than 24 pages $15.00;
Crime Reports 25 pages or more $25.00
Police or Fire Incident Reports:$1.00 each.
Police Photographs: $20.00 plus cost of reproduction.
Traffic Accident Reports PDO: $15.00
Traffic accidents CHP 555 $25.00

Other fees:
Impound Vehicle Release: $125.00***
Stored Vehicle Release: $20.00
VIN Verification: $10.00
Ticket Sign-Off: $10.00
Copy of Video/Audio tape: $35.00


***Cash, Money Order, or Certified Check only. Personal checks, debit and credit cards are not accepted.


The department offers both paper and Live Scan fingerprinting services to the public. Fingerprinting is done on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12 PM - 3PM and Saturdays from 8AM - 12PM; by appointment only. Subjects requesting fingerprint services may call the Police Department's records line @ (760)-373-7044 for scheduling. There is a $20 fee for fingerprinting (additional Live Scan fees may apply). Hard card fingerprinting is $20.

ccw applications are available for pickup in the CCPD lobby