The Police Department is the local law enforcement service for the City of American Canyon. The Police Department are first responders to all forms of emergencies and crisis. The department provides public safety by enforcing the Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, local ordinances, and Vehicle Code laws. American Canyon Police Department is comprised of 24 sworn peace officers, two non-sworn Police Technicians, and an Administrative Clerk that is shared with the Fire District.
The City of American Canyon contracts with the Napa County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services. The Sheriff’s Office provides the City with a Captain for the role of the Police Chief, four supervisors at the rank of Sergeant, and 19 Deputy Sheriffs to serve as Police Officers. The officer’s assignments include patrol shifts, K9 units, traffic-motorcycle unit, school resource officers, and community resources officer.
We are located at: 911 Donaldson Way East, Open Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Napa County Sheriff's Department Policy Manual
This is the Napa Sheriff's Department Policy Manual. These policies are designed to ensure that our actions are consistent with the best practices of law enforcement agencies across the country. They form the basis for how we should be delivering service in an impartial and professional manner. The mission statement and core values of the employees of this department are presented in the first policy to illustrate their importance. The orders that follow are equally important, but they are not meant to displace the use of sound and reasonable judgment. The orders should not be blindly followed irrespective of the facts of a particular incident or circumstance.
All original crime and traffic reports that are generated in the City of American Canyon are kept at the Records Division of the Napa County Sheriff's Office.
If you were the victim in a crime, or involved in a traffic accident, you may request a copy of that report from the American Canyon Police Department, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The law specifically governs what information/reports are allowed to be released. Some reports are not releasable, regardless of the circumstances.
You may contact either Kim Stallcop or Lindsey Foster to check if you are eligible for a copy of the report. If you are not able to contact the Police Department during those business hours, you may contact the Records Division at the Napa County Sheriff's Office at (707) 253-4509. There is a fee associated with obtaining copies of reports.
*Please note that the traffic collision reports may take up to 14 business days to be completed.
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT LINKS
If you have information about wanted persons or crimes that occurred in the Napa Valley, you can provide an ANONYMOUS tip to Napa Valley Crime Stoppers. Click on the logo or text your tip and NVCS to 27637.
Are you interested in where and what types of crime are happening in American Canyon? Check out our new crime mapping tool!
Go to www.raidsonline.com. Where it asks for address, type in “American Canyon” and click on “Go To Address”. You can select a date range, types of crimes you are interested in, and eventually (still evolving) you will be able to see people who have warrants out for their arrest and sex offenders. The data is updated every 6 hours. The data does not include all calls for service, only calls where the officer assigned a case number to the call and wrote a report.
All the information lists the Napa Sheriff’s Office as the agency, not the American Canyon Police Department. That is because American Canyon contracts with the Napa Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services, and they are the keeper of all our records.
CAR SEAT PROGRAM
Police Technician's Kim Stallcop and Kameryn Ray share in the responsibility of the Child Seat Program. Both are certified to install your child's car seat. If you are interested in more safety information please refer to the following links.
If you are interested in having a Police Technician help you install your child's car seat, call (707) 551-0600 to schedule an appointment.
MOTORCYCLE TRAFFIC UNIT
Officer Christopher Roberts and Officer Dave Mustard are our motorcycle traffic officers. Commuter traffic and the surrounding highways impact the City of American Canyon. Keeping our local streets and highways safe is a high priority for our citizens, so traffic education and enforcement is very important to the American Canyon Police Department.
The American Canyon Police Department has bike helmets available for local residents at no cost. Local service clubs and the Napa County Sheriff's Athletic League (SAL) has donated the funds for these helmets. If you are interested in a helmet, or know a child that needs a helmet, come by the Police Department at 911 Donaldson Way East and ask for the Police Technician.
BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS
Wear a helmet! The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet. Children under 18 years of age are required to wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet that is ANSI or SNELL approved.
Follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic laws.
Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against. Stay as far to the right as possible.
Use appropriate hand signals.
Respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stop lights.
Stop and look left, right and left again before entering a street or crossing an intersection. Look back and yield to traffic coming from behind before turning left.
Adult supervision of child cyclists is essential until you are sure a child has good traffic skills and judgment.
Cycling should be restricted to off-roads (e.g. sidewalks and paths) until age 10.
Children should be able to demonstrate riding competence and knowledge of the rules of the road before cycling with traffic.
For more bicycle safety tips visit California Highway Patrol.
HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!
If your vehicle was impounded because the driver of the vehicle was driving unlicensed, driving on a suspended license or arrested you will need the following:
- The registered owner of the vehicle must be present.
- The vehicle must have current registration or temporary registration. Temporary registration would consist of either a one day moving permit or a red temporary registration sticker issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- A valid licensed driver must be present.
- $150 cash only (we only accept exact cash and do not make change)
If your vehicle is impounded solely for expired registration you do not have to pay the $150 fee.
Please call the police department at (707) 551-0600 if you have any questions about your vehicle release.