Cal Expo Police Department

Police Department NEWS: Board Approves Revisions to Police Department Policy

Mission Statement:  To work in partnership with the community, to protect life and property, provide a safe environment, and enhance the experience for all who visit and work at Cal Expo.

About the Cal Expo Police Department:
Cal Expo is the only exposition center in the nation with a full-time year-round police department. The Cal Expo Police Department acts under the same authority as any other police department in the state and its sworn personnel have statewide peace officer powers as specified in section 830.2(i) of the California Penal Code.

The Cal Expo police department is staffed by more than 330 peace officers and security guards and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The peace officers hail from 33 different law enforcement agencies throughout California and bring an accomplished and diversified set of skills to the department, including:

  • Bicycle, Mounted, Motorcycle, and Foot Patrol
  • Explosives
  • Gang Suppression/Probation
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Site Security
  • Crowd Control
  • and more

Cal Expo Police Officer Training:
The Cal Expo police department has the same training and equipment standards as other law enforcement operations in the state.  Many officers have decades of experience in the field and are highly decorated and accomplished.  Training includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Weapons Qualification
  • Crowd Control
  • Traffic Control
  • Emergency/Disaster Protocol and Response
  • Combating Terrorism

Cal Expo Jail:
The on-site police department is fully equipped and includes two jail cells that comply with the California Department of Corrections standards.

Allied Agency Support:
Allied Agency Coordination allows for heightened law enforcement coordination and assistance year-round.  The Cal Expo Police Department works closely with the following agencies to keep the grounds safe and secure:

  • Local Sheriff Departments
  • Local Police Departments
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Local Fire Department
  • Emergency Medical Services

State Fair Safety & Security:
The Cal Expo Police Department works around the clock everyday of the year to keep the facility secure.  During the California State Fair the department is on heightened alert keeping the grounds safe for the nearly  one million Californians who come together to enjoy the festivities. 
Fair-time Security Measures Include:

  • Searches - individuals and vehicles
  • Video Surveillance - strategically placed Pan Tilt Zoom cameras monitor the grounds
  • Explosive Ordinance Detail - Bomb Searches conducted by K-9 teams
  • Traffic and Crowd Control
  • Awareness and Constant Vigilance

Community Involvement:
Community partnerships further enhance security during the State Fair.  These include:

For More Information Contact:
California Exposition and State Fair Police Department at (916) 263-3050



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