Police Department


Welcome to the Shafter Police Department website. This website is one of the many ways that we strive to communicate with our community. I look forward to your comments and hope you enjoy touring our website.

-Chief of Police Kevin Zimmermann


The City of Shafter Police Department is truly an all around law enforcement service organization. The department is responsible for all municipal law enforcement functions as well traffic safety and animal control services within the incorporated area of the City of Shafter.

For General Law Enforcement Calls for Service:

The Police Department Lobby is open for general public access. If after hours, there is a speaker box outside the main lobby for people wishing access to the lobby.  

For Non-Essential Police Department Functions:

Property Room: 

The release of property will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Dispatch / Records:

LiveScan fingerprinting services, and Concealed Carry Weapon permits will be ‘By Appointment Only.’  The appointments will be scheduled by Records to limit the number of people inside the lobby.

Requests for copies of Crime Reports will be filled on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Impounded Vehicle Releases & Repossessions will be handled Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Citation Sign-offs will only be done Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All Registrant requirements will continue as required.

All other Records related requests will be by appointment only. 

Department Staff

The police department currently has 39 full-time employees including 34 sworn and 13 non-sworn support personnel.

Chief Zimmermann
2016 to Present
Chief Kevin Zimmermann
Police Department Staff 2016 - Chief Zimmermann
Zimmermann Oath Group

Mission Statement 

The mission statement of the Shafter Police Department is to "Ensure the safety and security of all people in our city by providing the community responsive and professional police services with compassion and concern".

Additional Information

You can find out more about our agency by clicking on the links to the left of the page, or continue on to see other information about our department and the various programs we are involved with. If you want to contact us to ask a question, email the Police Department or call 661-746-8500.

If you are interested in adding us to your Nextdoor Neighborhood please add us by clicking here: SPD Nexdoor.

If you are interested in viewing the Department crime statistics and yearly statistics, you can go to the Department Reports page or check out CitizenRIMS Crime Graphics.

Live Scan

If you have questions about our LiveScan days and times, contact Records at 746-8500. We provide LiveScan services by appointment only at this time. If you have a unique situation, appointments may be arranged.