Union City Police Department

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UCPD's Strategic Plan

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         Brian Foley, Police Chief 

          Police Administration
          William M. Cann Memorial Civic Center
          34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
          Union City, California 94587
          Telephone (510) 471-1365



Welcome to the Union City Police Department's website. Here you will learn more about the dedicated men, women who are proud to serve a growing and diverse community of more than 70,000 residents.

The Union City Police Department is proud of the quality of service we provide to our community. Our members are hard working professionals dedicated to keeping Union City a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. We accomplish this with our firm commitment to the philosophy of community oriented policing. This philosophy means we partner with the community in identifying and solving problems in order to improve the quality of life for our citizens.

The Union City Police Department was formed in 1966 with twelve police officers and one secretary. As the community has grown, so has the department. Today, we have 78 police officers supported by a full-time and part-time non-sworn professional staff of over 34 employees.

In 2008, the Union City Police Department developed and implemented its Strategic Plan for years 2008 through 2012. The Strategic Plan is a visual roadmap identifying the goals and objectives for the organization and includes strategies designed to enhance the department’s performance and organizational health in the areas of: Community Service, Department Organization, Infrastructure,

Personnel Development, Financing (our commitment is to remain fiscally responsible and seek out creative and innovative methods of funding projects, programs, and services) as well as Staffing.

The Police Department is a full service agency providing around the clock services through two divisions, the Field Operations division and the Support Services division.


UCPD Mission Statement

The members of the Union City Police Department commit to the community that we are dedicated to:   

  • Reducing crime and the fear of crime.
  • Protecting life and property.
  • Providing the highest quality of police services.
  • Resolving problems.
  • Enhancing safety and improving the quality of life.    

We also emphasize ongoing collaboration with citizens, neighborhood associations, school district, business community service clubs and community-based organizations with the goal of crime prevention and intervention.


News and Announcements

New Crime Free Program

The Union City Police Department has embarked on a new innovative program to address crime issues on rental properties. The Union City Crime Free Program deals with criminal and civil law issues that apartment owners and managers are being  faced with. The program is designed to open channels of communication between property owners/managers and the Union City Police Department, thus forging an alliance. 




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