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Welcome to the Los Banos Police Departments webpage. As a life-long resident of Los Banos, I value the small town atmosphere of our close knit community and I am excited about the thought of seeing Los Banos become a vibrant, larger city. I believe the Police Departments role in our daily lives is to be professional, courteous, and respectful to all those we encounter. But, I also believe our role as law enforcement officers requires a strict adherence to the law and an uncompromising pursuit of those who desire to engage in criminal activity.

I am proud to work with a group of dedicated, professional men and women who share the same vision: maintaining the safety and security of the Los Banos community. However, we recognize the Police Department alone cannot achieve this goal. Your involvement is crucial to our success. Your observations, descriptions and prompt reporting of suspicious or criminal activity to the Police Department will go a long way in keeping Los Banos safe.

Our Department motto is simple, yet to the point: We have pride in the service we provide to everyone, and integrity in all our actions, more commonly referred to as:

“Pride in Service, Integrity in Action.”

Thank you for visiting our website. If you are not able to find the answer on our web page, please send a message to me using my email address We’ll do our best to assist you.

Gary Brizzee
Chief of Police

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Anonymous Crime / Graffiti / Abandoned Vehicle Tip Line Phone*: (209) 827-7070 ext. 288
*Leave a message 24 hours a day

Recent Part 1 Crime Maps

In the Police Departments ongoing effort to keep our community informed of crime, we provide the below maps regarding Auto Theft, Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Homicide, Rape and Robbery. These crimes are often referred to Part 1 crimes and are reported monthly to the State and FBI; they become part of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics.

Each map includes the most current four (4) week period, the most current week is shown in color. Maps will typically be updated Monday of each week.**Disclaimer** Please note that some reports may be reclassified later; this is not, nor is it intended to be, an official representation of crime statistics.

Click on the map you wish to view:

  • Auto Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is self-propelled and runs on land surface and not on rails. Motorboats, construction equipment, airplanes, and farming equipment are specifically excluded from this category.

  • Assault: Aggravated Assault is the unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. Aggravated Assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Simple assaults are excluded.

  • Burglary: Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. Attempted forcible entry is included.

  • Homicide: a.) Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: the willful (no negligent) killing of one human being by another. Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, and accidental deaths are excluded. The program classifies justifiable homicides separately and limits the definition to: (1) the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty; or (2) the killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen. b.) Manslaughter by negligence: the killing of another person through gross negligence. Deaths of persons due to their own negligence, accidental deaths not resulting from gross negligence, and traffic fatalities are not included in the category Manslaughter by Negligence.

  • Larceny: Larceny is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. This crime category includes shoplifting, pocket-picking, purse-snatching, bicycle thefts, and so forth, in which no use of force, violence, or fraud occurs. Excluded from Larceny are Auto Theft and crimes that involve embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, and worthless checks, which are classified in separate offense categories.

  • Rape: The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape, regardless of the age of the victim, are included. Statutory offenses (no force usedvictim under age of consent) are excluded.Note: In December 2011, the UCR Program changed its SRS definition of rape: Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. The effect of this definition change will not be seen in reported crime data until after January 2013. Data reported from prior years will not be revised.

  • Robbery: Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

For more information regarding Part 1 Crimes, please visit


Crime Prevention Tips

Using 9-1-1

Animal Control Division

Driving, Bike Info, and Safety

Personal Safety Tips

Property Safety Tips

Citizens Online Police Reporting System

Welcome to the Los Banos Citizens Online Police Reporting System. If this is an Emergency please call 911. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Los Banos City limits?
  • There are no known suspects or leads?
  • There is no need to speak with an officer or follow-up necessary?
  • This did not occur on a State Freeway?


If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section.

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: “Your online police report has been submitted” showing that your police report is complete.
  • Be given a police report case number.
  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.


Please Note:

  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.


Using the Los Banos Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents (please choose one):

To select an incident click here

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Becoming a Volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a Police Volunteer? There are many fun and exciting volunteer opportunities available at the Los Banos Police Department.

The Volunteer Application packet can be accessed by clicking here.


The VITAL group spends countless hours a year assisting the department. The volunteers help with DUI checkpoints and special events. The VITAL members also spend hours patrolling the city in volunteer vehicles. They know just how important an extra pair of eyes can be. While out on patrol the volunteers document road hazards, abandoned vehicles and graffiti.

VITAL members help with:

  • Archiving documents
  • Maintaining the department gang files
  • DUI checkpoints
  • Special events
  • Patrolling the city in volunteer vehicles
  • Providing escorts for parades and other events
  • Documenting and report road hazards
  • Reporting abandoned vehicles and graffiti

Los Banos Volunteers for Animals

The Los Banos Volunteers for Animals helps at our Animal Shelter. Approximately14 Animal Control Volunteers open the shelter every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm for adoptions. The volunteers also work in conjunction with animal rescues to transfer dogs and cats that have not yet found a home.

Los Banos Volunteers for Animals volunteers help with:

  • Morning wake up and evening “tuck in” of animals
  • Opening the shelter every Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm for adoptions
  • Fostering, socializing and caring for the animals
  • Working with animal rescues to transfer dogs and cats that have not yet found a home

Police Contacts

945 5th Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
Emergency 911


Non Emergency Dispatch 209-827-7070, extension 0


Anonymous Crime / Graffiti / Abandoned Vehicle Tip Line Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 288
*Leave a message 24 hours a day
Chief Gary Brizzee Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 116
Commander Ray Reyna Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 134
Commander Jason Hedden Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 118
Police Services Manager Brenda Geary Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 110
Dispatch Non-emergency request for an officer Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 0
Community Oriented Policing / Police Athletic League (PAL) / Neighborhood Watch Officer Noah Jones Phone (209) 827-7070, ext 262 or Phone: (209) 827-0603 or
Reception Desk/Records Desk Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 111
Property/Evidence Clerk Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 122
Code Enforcement Officer Jason Martin Animal Control Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 252
Code Enforcement Officer Brittany Rogers Community Preservation Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 138
Code Enforcement Administrative Clerk Dana Rawls Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 141
Special Services Unit
Sergeant Justin Melden Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 114
Detective Ramon McDonald Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 117
Detective Robert Wiens Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 137
Detective Sean Bayard Phone (209) 827-7070, ext 115
School Resource Officer Surina Gonzales (Valley Community School) Phone (209) 827-7070, ext 247
School Resource Officer Anthony Parker (Los Banos High School) Phone (209) 827-7070, ext 117
School Resource Officer Teresa Provencio (Pacheco High School) Phone (209) 827-7070, ext 287


Los Banos Most Wanted

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the City of Los Banoss Most Wanted, please contact the City of Los Banos Police Department at (209) 827-7070 ext 0.
Richard Turner
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Jose Alcaraz
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Pedro Macias
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United States Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

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United States Secret Service

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United States Department of Justice

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Los Banos Animal Shelter

Visit the Official web site for the Los Banos Animal Shelter. View their current Pet List and find out additional information on how to volunteer and what they are accepting as donations.

The Police Activities League (PAL)





The Los Banos PAL is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization that provides programs and activities for our community. PAL first started in Los Banos in 1989 with five kids, one coach, one police officer, and a boxing program. Since inception approximately 15,000 kids and hundreds of volunteers and coaches have participated in PAL programs.


The Los Banos PAL has two objectives, the first is to provide quality, adult supervised programs that will foster a closer relationship between Law Enforcement Officers and the youth of Los Banos, encouraging a closer cooperation between the youth and the officers. This builds both understanding and respect.

The second objective of PAL is to reduce youth crimes, violence, along with drug and alcohol use through positive interaction.


See the Spotlight on Police Activities League for a list of activities by month

Contact the PAL office at (209) 827-0603

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Anonymously Report Abandoned Cars

This reporting tool is not designed to report in-progress activity. If you are reporting a crime in progress or other in-progress emergency, please call 911

Use the form below to submit anonymous information regarding locally abandoned vehicles.
Please be sure to submit the exact description of the vehicle and where the abandoned vehicle is located.

Abandoned Vehicle Information*

For verification purposes, please type in the text you see below:

Anonymously Report Graffiti and Related Crimes

This reporting tool is not designed to report in-progress activity. If you are reporting a crime in progress or other in-progress emergency, please call 911

Use the form below to submit anonymous information regarding local graffiti, suspicious activities, or other related crimes.

Please be sure to submit the exact location of the graffiti, and a description of the graffiti itself.


Tips/Crime Information*

For verification purposes, please type in the text you see below: