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Oscar Ortiz


Thank you for visiting our webpage.  My name is Oscar Ortiz and I am proud to serve the community of American Canyon as Police Chief.  It is my hope that you will find the information on this website about our Police Department helpful.  

The City of American Canyon incorporated in 1992.  Prior to that, as an unincorporated community, Napa County Sheriff’s deputies handled police services in the community while California Highway Patrol was responsible for traffic related enforcement.  When the City incorporated, leaders chose to contract with the Sheriff’s Office for police services and today, American Canyon Police Department is one of the larger divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.


There are 24 full-time sworn officers assigned to American Canyon Police Department.  There are also 2 non-sworn Police Technicians and an Administrative Clerk assigned to the department.  In addition to the 24 sworn, the department also relies on investigative support from detectives and evidence specialists at the Sheriff’s Office.  In essence, this is a force multiplier which is great for our citizens and the safety of our community, but not so good for criminals who make the mistake of choosing American Canyon for their criminal endeavors.   


Our Police Department enjoys several partnerships in the community including the DARE program in the schools, Neighborhood Watch program, school resource officers, motorcycle traffic enforcement/education, and “Coffee with the Cops” events.  

The men and women of the American Canyon Police Department are well trained, dedicated professionals who value the community support they get from our American Canyon citizens.  We take pride in guarding the quality of life that American Canyon residents have come to expect, enjoy, and deserve.  Together with the community members, the City is “our beat”, and we take pride in knowing, and protecting, our beat to keep the City safe for residents and visitors alike.   We practice and value crime prevention.  We also value, however, proactive pursuit of law violators through intervention and enforcement.  The safety and quality of life that families enjoy in our city is our top priority.  

I hope you come to know us a little better through this site and that you appreciate the exceptional level of service our men and women provide, as much as they appreciate all of you.  Please contact me with any comments, questions or suggestions you might have about how we can best serve our community.  


Police Chief Oscar Ortiz
City of American Canyon Police Department

911 Donaldson Way East 

Open Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5pm

 Contact Information  Phone
   Administrative Offices                   (707) 551-0600        
   Dispatch non-emergency    (707) 648-0171
   Fax Number    (707) 644-8634

Police Department Staff Directory


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