Operations Division

K9: The department has one K9 team which consists of a dog and a specially trained officer as the handler. Our K9 team provides vital assistance in searching for drugs and suspects. Read more about our K9 program.

Patrol: Officers will generally patrol in clearly marked police vehicles, patrol assigned geographic areas within the City of Pismo Beach, respond to citizen calls for assistance, act as a deterrent to crime, enforce local ordinances as well as state and federal laws, and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Reserve Officers: The Pismo Beach Police Reserve Unit was established to supplement and assist regular sworn police officers in their duties. This Unit provides professional, sworn part-time Reserve Officers who can augment regular police staffing levels.

Special Problems Unit: The Special Problems Unit (SPU) is responsible for basic police services in the downtown area including the beach north and south of the pier. The SPU officers accomplish this responsibility through bicycle, ATV and foot patrol. In addition to the primary function, the SPU officer is utilized for various support functions to include the Detective Bureau, Patrol Division and Traffic Unit. 
 
SWAT: The San Luis Obispo County Regional SWAT team is comprised of representatives from most agencies in the county. The regional SWAT team's joint effort ensures that our city benefits from a robust, well trained team.
 
Volunteers: The Pismo Beach Police Department relies heavily on the
dedicated men and women who volunteer for the police department. Volunteers are people from the community who are willing to dedicate their time and efforts towards keeping Pismo Beach an area where citizens and visitors may enjoy quality of life.
 Read more about volunteering with the police department.