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EGPD Receives Grant For Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

Posted: 10/16/2017

The Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD) has been awarded a $220,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. EGPD will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.  Read More

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Posted: 10/16/2017

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, the Elk Grove Police Department wants to draw public attention to National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15-21. Read More

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Posted: 09/18/2017

Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or are riding in the wrong car seats for their ages and sizes. Even worse, many other children ride while completely unbuckled. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three car seats are improperly installed or misused. To help combat this issue, Elk Grove PD and NHTSA are sponsoring Child Passenger Safety Week from September 17-23, 2017, a campaign dedicated to helping parents, grandparents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible - every trip, every time.  Read More

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Walgreens Pharmacy Robbery

Posted: 09/07/2017

On September 6, 2017, at 12:10 p.m., the suspects (pictured below) entered Walgreens and made their way to the pharmacy area located at the rear of the store. Both suspects jumped over the counter and confronted the employees who were working in the pharmacy. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of medication from the pharmacy then fled the store on foot. The suspects were last seen running towards a nearby apartment complex. Responding officers were on scene within two minutes of the call and established a perimeter. After an extensive search, the suspects were not located.  Read More

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September is California Pedestrian Safety Month

Posted: 09/01/2017

The Elk Grove Police Department will be joining with other law enforcement agencies, city and state transportation agencies, pedestrian advocates and walking clubs to promote public awareness aimed at both drivers and pedestrians alike to always be aware of each other and share the road responsibly. Read More

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Residential Robbery Suspect Sought

Posted: 08/31/2017

On August 16, 2017, at approximately 6:30a.m., the suspect (pictured below) entered a residence located on Hawley Way through an open garage door. Once inside the residence, the unidentified suspect took personal property from a nearby counter located in the kitchen. The homeowner was inside the residence during the robbery and confronted the suspect. When the suspect was confronted, he walked past the homeowner and grabbed additional property. The suspect then exited the residence and fled in an unknown direction.  Read More

Sobriety Checkpoint September 2017

Sobriety Checkpoint September 2017

Posted: 08/29/2017

The Elk Grove Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety/Driver's License checkpoint on Friday, September 1, 2017 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Read More

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Homicide Investigation Spring Flower Dr.

Posted: 07/26/2017

On July 25, 2017, at 9:55 p.m., the Elk Grove Police Department responded to the 5800 block of Spring Flower Drive regarding a shooting that had taken place.  Read More

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Click It or Ticket Campaign

Posted: 05/22/2017

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Elk Grove Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety are reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Read More

Paws on Patrol

Paws on Patrol

Posted: 02/02/2017

Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD) is harnessing the power of local pet owners through a new community watch program called Paws on Patrol. EGPD Officers want to connect with the hundreds, if not thousands, of dog walkers in Elk Grove to help sniff out suspicious activity.  Read More

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Vehicle & Trailer Theft Prevention

Posted: 01/01/2015

Vehicle & Trailer Theft Prevention Read More

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IRS Phone Scam Warning

Posted: 12/07/2014

In this scam, the thief poses as the IRS and makes an unsolicited call to their target. Read More