Mission

We, the members of the Union City Police Department, are committed to providing the highest quality of police services to the community while at the same time maintaining respect for constitutional rights and human dignity.

 Our Department

Chief of Police, Cassandra Jones, welcomes you to the Police Department website. The Police Department is the primary responder for all calls requiring police services within City. And, managed under the direction of the Chief of Police who is appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Police Department currently consists of 57 sworn officers and 5 civilian employees. The Department serves a population of approximately 22,000 and patrols the 18.2 square miles that make up Union City. With over 100 years of service as the City’s police force, the Department is proud of our progressive reputation and demand the best of all employees.

Department Staff

Crime Deterrence

Street crime is curbed by the potential criminal’s fear of immediate apprehension or by the increased likelihood of detection. Deterrence of crime requires investigation of behavior which reasonably appears to be criminally directed. In deploying patrol forces to inspire public confidence in the Department’s ability to ensure a peaceful environment, a balance must be struck between the desirable deterrent effect of visible patrol and the undesirable appearance of oppression.

Apprehension of Criminals

The administration of criminal justice consists of identification, arrest, prosecution, punishment, and rehabilitation of the violator; the objective of which is voluntary compliance with the law. Once a crime has been committed, the duty of the department is to initiate the criminal justice process by identifying and arresting the perpetrator, to obtain necessary evidence, and to cooperate in prosecution of the case. As the certainty of swift and sure punishment serves as an effective deterrent to crime, so must the Department strive to solve all crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice.

For more information concerning our Department, please click on one of the links. To learn more about becoming a Union City Police Officer, please click here.

 

If you wish to contact the Police Department in regard to obtaining information concerning accident reports, arrest reports, or to speak with an individual officer or investigator, please dial (770) 306-6849.

For emergencies call 911.

For non-emergency calls, please dial (770) 964-1333.

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