To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except the main customer service counter (which is now open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM), Development Services, and the Permit Counter which is also open 8AM-5PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.

Divisions and Units


Chief of Police

The Chief of Police is responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the Lincoln Police Department, including all units and department functions. While there are numerous delegates that assist the Chief of Police, the position is ultimately responsible in ensuring that the department is providing appropriate services to the community.

Contact: Chief of Police Matt Alves

Secretary to the Chief of Police: Renee Maldonado


Operations Division


Patrol is the largest unit of the department. Patrol consists of uniformed police officers in marked police units who respond to calls for service, enforce the laws and arrest and/or cite violators, and proactively patrol the city.

Contact: Lieutenant Keith Johnson


The Investigation unit is responsible for investigatory followup on crimes that have been reported.. The unit regularly investigates violent crimes, financial crimes, thefts, and other crimes. They also conduct special operations and undercover investigations as needed.

Contact: Lieutenant Keith Johnson


Communications is responsible for taking telephone calls from citizens needing police or medical assistance and for directing police, fire, and ambulance to those calls. They handle a large volume of telephone calls, while at the same time communicating with other police and fire units.

Support Division​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


The Records unit coordinates the retention and distribution of police reports, including California Public Records Act requests. They are also charged with ensuring the appropriate flow of information within the department.

Contact: Cathy Marsh

Citizen Volunteers​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Citizens on Patrol, or "COP"s act as additional eyes and ears for public safety, serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Police Department and the City, and support the operations and administration functions of the Police Department.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Morse

Animal Control

The Animal Control unit works to ensure the safety of citizens and pets while enforcing animal related laws. The City of Lincoln currently contracts with Placer County Animal Services for its animal control service.

Contact: Police Dispatch
Telephone:  1-916-645-4040

Property and Evidence

The Property and Evidence unit is responsible for the storage and processing of physical evidence. Some of their duties include preparing evidence for court, disposal of evidence, and the return of property to its owner.

Community Services Officer Paul Tyler