Who We Are

We are the Union City Police Department, a dedicated team of men and women honored to serve our diverse, unified, and growing community.

The UCPD is committed to keeping Union City a vibrant and safe place to live, work, and visit, and community engagement is one of our keys to a strong partnership with our neighbors.

When we began in 1966, we had twelve police officers and one secretary to serve a population of less than 7,000 people. Today, we have over 130 employees, including 81 sworn officers, more than 25 full-time civilian support staff, and cadres of volunteers.

Under the leadership of Chief Jared Rinetti and two police captains, the Support Services and Patrol Divisions provide around-the-clock community service and public safety to our residents.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to work in partnership to improve our community while recognizing the dedication and service of our employees.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with the community to provide public safety with integrity, honor and professionalism.

Our Values

Our values are ethics, honesty, dedication, commitment, teamwork, and accountability.

Our Strategic Plan

We pride ourselves on providing our community with innovative solutions and best practices in the delivery of law enforcement services. Our strategic plan is designed to serve as a roadmap in our continuous quest for a collaborative, trusting relationship with the community we serve, and to achieve the highest ethical and professional standards of contemporary policing. By design, this plan is a living document in a state of constant review and update. We recognize that as we accomplish objectives of the plan, new challenges will continue to emerge. We are steadfast in responding to this ever-changing environment with focused, intelligence-led policing based in priorities we set together with all stakeholders of our community and constituency.

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Terrorism Awareness 

Learn more about preventing terrorism and be prepared with info provided to us by the Department of Homeland Security.

Animal Control Services for Union City Residents

  • Ohlone Humane Society (510-797-9449)                            Free service  - Provides services for injured or orphaned wildlife (birds, squirrels, foxes, reptiles, orphaned bobcats) No domestic animals (cats, dogs, domestic ducks, or geese)
  • Vector Control (510-567-6800)                                             Free service -   Provides services for – insects (cockroaches, fleas, mites), rodents (Mice, rats) , and wildlife (bats, racoons, skunks, opossums, bobcats)

    No domestic animals (cats, dogs, domestic ducks, or geese)

None of these service providers accept dead animals. For dead animal calls, please continue to call the police department at the non- emergency number (510-471-1365). This can also be done online by accessing the form via the attached link. If you would like to file an animal complaint of any type please fill out the form.

It should be noted the police department does not respond to calls related to bees, rodents, and stray/ feral cats. Feral cats are usually controlled though Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) programs offered by local organizations, such as the Ohlone Humane Society. The police department does not have the resources to trap feral cats.

Other Police Related Contacts

  • Abandoned Vehicle Reporting: 510-675-5260
  • Alarm Ordinance Officer: 510-675-5256
  • Animal Services: 510-675-5234
  • Chief of Police: 510-675-5278
  • City Hall: 510-471-3232
  • Dispatch (Non-Emergency): 510-471-1365
  • Graffiti Hotline: 510-675-5308
  • Neighborhood Preservation: 510-471-3232
  • Parking Citations: 800-535-2421
  • Personnel & Training: 510-675-5286
  • Property Unit: 510-675-5242
  • Records Unit: 510-675-5235
  • Traffic Unit: 510-675-5221
  • Youth & Family Services: 510-675-5817
  • Sex and Arson registration: 510-675-5280

Union City Police

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587

Main Number: 510-471-1365
Fax Number: 510-471-5974
Tip Line (may be anonymous): 510-675-5207

Submit an Anonymous Tip

Lobby Hours: M-F 8am- 5pm 

UCPD Exposure Control Officer

Captain Travis Souza
Office Phone : 510.675.5262
24/7 - Exposure Phone Number: 510.471.1365
E-mail: Traviss@unioncity.org