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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.

Police news

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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for 9/15 in Carlsbad

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department, in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol, announced it will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, September 15, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next morning at Carlsbad Boulevard and Beech Avenue in Carlsbad.


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    Officer-involved shooting investigation

    On Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at approximately 12:44 a.m., Carlsbad Police contacted a white truck parked in a dirt lot near the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Palomar Airport Road. One adult and four teenagers were inside the truck. There were alcoholic beverages inside the truck.

    09/09/2023 7:40 AM

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    Assault with a deadly weapon investigation

    On Sept. 3, 2023, at 12:21 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing that had occurred in the area of 5620 Paseo Del Norte.

    09/03/2023 5:25 PM

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    Storm information

    Get the latest information about Tropical Cyclone Hilary and how to prepare for heavy rain and wind


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    Incident resolved peacefully

    A man armed with a loaded handgun experiencing a mental health emergency in Carlsbad peacefully surrendered at 11:28 a.m., following a 16-hour effort by Carlsbad Police to de-escalate the situation. Police were originally alerted Thursday evening to a person in distress in a parking lot along Loker

    08/04/2023 5:47 AM

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    Upcoming bike safety classes

    As Carlsbad students head back to school later this month, the Carlsbad Police Department is continuing its series of bike and e-bike safety classes to help kids safely share the road.

    08/02/2023 2:11 PM

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    Hundreds attend bike safety classes

    On Monday, nearly 300 students and parents from schools in Carlsbad and other North County cities learned about bike safety from certified instructors with the Carlsbad Police Department.

    07/11/2023 12:50 PM

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    New bike safety classes added

    Carlsbad Police Officers, who are certified bike instructors, will cover the basics to help students stay safe on two wheels.

    07/05/2023 3:21 PM

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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for June 30 in Carlsbad

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, June 30, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next morning at Carlsbad Boulevard and Beech Avenue in Carlsbad.

    06/29/2023 3:52 PM

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    Join National Night Out 2023

    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and the Carlsbad Police Department while bringing back a true sense of community.

    06/16/2023 4:37 PM

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    FINAL UPDATE: Fatal Injury Traffic Collision, Basswood Avenue at Valley Street

    On August 7, 2022, at 5:45 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to the intersection of Basswood Avenue at Valley Street due to a traffic collision involving a Toyota 4-Runner and an electric bicycle.

    06/07/2023 10:18 AM

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    Tips for a safe graduation season from the Carlsbad Police Department

    This week starts the end of the school year for some schools in Carlsbad, and with it there will be many landmark celebrations. From graduations to end of school year parties, June is a time of celebration.


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    Barricaded Carjacking Suspect

    On April 20th, at 11:56 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was notified about a female adult suspect who had fled the area in a rideshare after committing felony vandalism against a vehicle at the 6000 block of Paseo Del Norte.

    04/20/2023 4:46 PM

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    February collision summary

    At a recent Traffic & Mobility Commission meeting, the Carlsbad Police Department shared preliminary traffic safety data from February. The report is just a snapshot of one month, but it highlights why it’s so important to drive safely, slow down and remove distractions.

    04/14/2023 11:10 AM

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    Carlsbad honors public safety telecommunicators

    This week, the City of Carlsbad celebrates the first responders who help Carlsbad residents during times of personal crisis and community-wide disasters in honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.


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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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