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Welcome to the Los Banos Police Department’s 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 Department’s 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
Chief bio here.

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Anonymous Crime / Graffiti / Abandoned Vehicle Tip Line Phone*: (209) 827-2545
*Leave a message 24 hours a day

Los Banos Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy

The Los Banos Police Department’s (LBPD) Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is a 4-week program designed to provide our citizens and business community with a greater understanding of law enforcement and a behind the scenes in-depth look at LBPD’s organizational structure, functions and operational procedures.
The purpose of the CPA is to accomplish three goals:

  • To create an informative and enjoyable experience while educating community members on the training, procedures and the pressures associated with law enforcement;
  • To allow the citizens to meet the men and women who serve them; and,
  • To provide Police Department employees with the opportunity to meet and hear from the citizens they serve.

The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to those of the regular Police Academy, with a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, videos, tours and hands-on activities in a safe, controlled environment. The weekly sessions are not intended to train participants to be a law enforcement professional, but rather produce more informed citizens. Each session is taught by sworn officers and civilian professionals (Records Specialists, Public Safety Dispatchers, Community Service Officers, etc.) in a friendly setting. Topics vary from session to session based on trends in law enforcement and generally cover the following:

  • Laws of Arrest
  • Search and Seizure
  • Use of Force
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Stops / Driving Under the Influence Investigation
  • Financial Crimes / Identity Theft
  • Evidence / Crime Scene Processing
  • Specialized Units (e.g SWAT Team, Canine Unit, Motorcycle/Traffic Unit, etc.)
  • Community Policing
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement

Participants are required to attend all nine sessions and are encouraged to actively engage in class discussions. Participants will be asked to critique the various instructors as well as the overall academy experience.

There is no cost to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy.

Selection Process and Requirements
Members of the CPA are selected by the Chief of Police. Potential candidates for the CPA must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age;
  • A resident of the City of Los Banos (or have strong ties to the city);
  • Willing to undergo a modified background check;
  • No felony convictions;
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application; and,
  • All contacts (such as a speeding ticket or an arrest) with any law enforcement agency during the course of the class must be reported to the class coordinator as soon as possible.

Any of the above requirements may be waived or modified upon review and approval of the Chief of Police.

The class dates are as follows:
Class 1 Tuesday, August 8th 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class 2 Thursday, August 10th 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class 3 Tuesday, August 15th 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class 4 Thursday, August 17th 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class 5 Tuesday, August 22nd 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class 6 Thursday, August 24th 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class 7 Saturday, August 26th 2017 from 9:00AM-4:00PM
Class 8 Tuesday, August 29th 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class 9 Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM

Applications will be accepted until August 1st, 2017, and can be submitted to:

Los Banos Police Department
Attention: Det. Sean Bayard
945 5th Street
Los Banos, CA 93635

Click here for the Citizen’s Police Academy Application Form

For more information, contact Detective Sean Bayard at (209) 827-2520 or

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

Powered by Coplogic Online Citizen Police Reporting System

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 CLETS Disclosure Form 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


Code Enforcement Officer Jason Martin Animal ControlPhone: (209) 827-7070, ext 252

Anonymous Crime / Graffiti / Abandoned Vehicle Tip Line Phone: (209) 827-2545
*Leave a message 24 hours a day
Chief Gary Brizzee Phone: (209) 827-2501
Commander Ray Reyna Phone: (209) 827-2502
Commander Jason Hedden Phone: (209) 827-2503
Police Services Manager Brenda Geary Phone: (209) 827-2500
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) 827-2511 or Phone: (209) 827-0603 or
Reception Desk/Records Desk Phone: (209) 827-7070, ext 1
Property/Evidence Clerk Phone: (209) 827-2544
Code Enforcement Sergeant Jesse Ceja Phone: (209) 827-2507
Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Sterling Phone: (209) 827-2543
Code Enforcement Officer Evelyn Rosas Phone: (209) 827-2547
Code Enforcement Administrative Clerk Dana Rawls Phone: (209) 827-2546
Special Services Unit
Detective-Sergeant Justin Melden Phone: (209) 827-2509
Detective Robert Wiens Phone: (209) 827-2519
Detective OIC Sean Bayard Phone (209) 827-2520
Detective Jairo Acosta Phone (209) 827-2525
Detective Richard Mancera Phone (209) 827-2529
School Resource Officer Vaness Warren (Valley Community School) Phone (209) 827-2515
School Resource Officer Miriam Rivas (Los Banos High School) Phone (209) 827-2528
School Resource Officer Teresa Provencio (Pacheco High School) Phone (209) 827-2518


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

City Sponsored Events Information on Activities

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:

Los Banos Police Opportunities

Copy of Police Recruitment Flyer

Join our team!

The Los Banos Police Department is looking for qualified candidates to join our team. The Los Banos Police Department is one of the fastest growing agencies in the Central Valley. We are now hiring for the following positions:

• Police Officer, 9 – Available Positions
• Police Dispatcher, 2 Available Positions
• Code Enforcement Officer, 1 Available Positions
• Community Services Officer, 2 Available Positions

The Department serves a community of 40,000 residents. There are 48 sworn police officers assigned to Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, School Resource, and Undercover Narcotics Investigations.

Apply Now!

Police Officer Recruitment Click Here
Police Dispatcher Recruitment Click Here
Community Services Officer Recruitment Click Here
Police Code Enforcement Officer Recruitment Click Here

Still have questions?

Contact our Recruitment team via

Recruitment hotline (209) 827-2500

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