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The City of Carlsbad Police Department is a full-service police department that prides itself on its strong partnership with the community and high service levels. Through the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Police Department, and the support of council members and the community, the city continues to be a safe community to live, work and play.

The City of Carlsbad has created a webpage with information about COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus.

Police news

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    Fatal injury traffic collision, 2700 Faraday Ave.

    On March 30, 2023, at 6:49 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Faraday Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving three vehicles.

    03/30/2023 12:45 PM

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    Serious injury traffic collision, 6100 Aviara Parkway

    On March 24, 2023, at 1:51 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the 6100 block of Aviara Parkway regarding a vehicle that had struck a bicyclist and fled the scene.

    03/26/2023 9:35 AM

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    Police-Community Engagement Commission

    On Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council appointed five residents to serve on the city’s new Community-Police Engagement Commission. The goal of the commission is to help strengthen and maintain an excellent relationship between the Carlsbad Police Department and the community.


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    Fatal traffic collision, Palomar Airport Road at S/B I-5 on-ramp

    On March 15, 2023, at 7:23 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the intersection of Palomar Airport Road at the S/B I-5 on-ramp regarding a female lying in the roadway.

    03/17/2023 2:16 PM

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    The Police Department encourages safe St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

    This St. Patrick’s Day, the City of Carlsbad Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and would like to remind the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

    03/17/2023 11:19 AM

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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for February 17 in Carlsbad

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department announced it will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, Feb. 17, from approximately 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., in Carlsbad.


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    Arrest of organized retail theft suspect

    On January 4, 2023, officers from the Carlsbad Police Department were dispatched to the Rite Aid store located at 955 Tamarack Avenue, for a theft that had occurred. During the initial investigation, officers were able to determine that two suspects responsible for the thefts had stolen


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    Pledge campaign launched

    At a news conference Wednesday morning, middle school students joined city and school officials, bike and walking groups and local businesses in asking the public to take a stand on traffic safety. The City of Carlsbad is launching the new Safer Streets Together pledge campaign as part of its respon


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    New commission openings

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking applicants for two commissions:

    01/23/2023 3:19 PM

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    3 reasons to slow down on our roads

    Getting people to slow down on our roads is one of the main goals of our three-pronged approach to traffic safety, the “three Es:”


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    Understanding crime data

    A recent article incorrectly reported the amount of property crime in Carlsbad (the article has since been corrected). While this instance appears to be a case of bad data, understanding crime statistics and comparisons among cities can be difficult.


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    Commission focused on community-police engagement

    On Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council approved the creation of a Community-Police Engagement Commission to help strengthen and maintain an excellent relationship between the Carlsbad Police Department and the community.


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    Elected officials sworn in

    The City of Carlsbad administered the Oath of Office for its newly elected officials on Tuesday, along with holding ceremonies for outgoing Mayor Matt Hall and District 1 City Council Member Peder Norby.

    12/13/2022 5:50 PM

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    Officers arrest man for felony warrant after responding to a report of a disturbance

    On November 29, at 9:49 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the area of Avenida Encinas and Ponto Drive regarding a subject causing a disturbance.


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    Officers arrest barricaded man

    On November 19, at 6:56 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to 6900 block of Clearwater Street for a welfare check.


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    Shop safely this holiday season - here's how.

    The holidays are upon us and that means more and more shoppers will visit our many popular shopping areas. With this increase comes an increased risk for holiday shopping related crime as well as more people using local roads. The Police Department is prepared and wants you to be too.


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    Police Department awarded California Office of Traffic Safety grant

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department announced it has been awarded a $113K traffic safety grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Funding seeks to increase patrols throughout Carlsbad and provide traffic safety programs to reduce serious injuries and deaths on Carlsbad roadways.


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    Prevent holiday package theft - ship safely. Here's how.

    As the holiday season begins, the Police Department is joining forces with the community to prevent package theft. In the modern age of online shopping, more and more packages are shipped directly to your home. This number greatly increases during the holiday season and with it comes an increase in


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    Planning to do a little online holiday shopping? Shop safely – here’s how.

    Online holiday shopping can be convenient. You can search for items from multiple vendors, compare prices with a few mouse clicks, and make purchases from your home. However, the internet is also convenient for thieves, giving them multiple ways to access your personal and financial information.


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    As you turn your clocks back this weekend, also consider some seasonal safety habits.

    Welcome fall – the days are getting shorter and as we turn our clocks back this weekend, it’s time to think about fall security habits.


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