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Lodi Police Department
215 W. Elm Street
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone:(209) 333-6727
Fax: (209)333-6792
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Support Services

Captain J.P. Badel

captain badelCaptain J.P. Badel was hired by the Lodi Police Department in 1987.  Prior to that, he was a Cadet and a Reserve Police Officer with the Stockton Police Department as well as a Police Officer with the University of the Pacific Police Department.  He has worked a multitude of assignments and held supervisory positions in both divisions including Patrol, Detectives, CINT, Field Training, Traffic, Honor Guard and Technical Services.   He is currently the Support Services Division Commander where he oversees the Investigations, Technical Services and Professional Service Bureaus. 

Captain Badel has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Pacific. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program and the FBI National Academy. Captain Badel is on the Board of Directors for the California Peace Officers Association also sits on Governor Schwarzenegger’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board.           

As captain of the Support Services Division, Captain badel is responsible for all areas of the police department that support the Operations Division. The Support Services Division is divided into three bureaus:

The Investigations Bureau, which is managed by Lieutenant Fernando Martinez , is composed of our:

The Technical Services Bureau, which is managed by Lieutenant Steve Carillo, is composed of our:

The Professional Services Bureau, which is managed by Management Analyst Jeanie Biskup, is composed of our:

Investigations Bureau

General Investigations

The General Investigations Unit is responsible for the thorough investigation of major crimes, including homicide, robbery, rape, child abuse, elder abuse, burglary, forgery, embezzlement, identity theft, and grand theft. There are four full-time detectives and one part-time detective assigned to G.I.U. along with a sergeant supervisor. 

These specific crimes are assigned to individual detectives who then, working solely or as a team, collect evidence, secure statements from the involved parties, and then bring the investigation to a close.  Detectives work very closely with the prosecutor’s office.

All of the detectives have ten or more year’s experience as police officers.  The detective special-assignment is rotated amongst the police officer staff with each individual assignment lasting about five years in duration.  Detectives attend specialized schools of instruction dealing with subjects such as homicide investigation, robbery investigation, sexual assault investigation, etc.

Investigating dirty and unhealthy homes, often times the homes of drug abusers, has come to the forefront in criminal investigations.  The parents of the children living in these conditions are charged with various forms of neglect, and often receive more sentence time than they receive for the drug charges!

Special Investigations

In 1996, the Lodi Police Department formed the Special Investigations Unit for the purpose of proactive law enforcement.  The objective of the Special Investigations Unit or S.I.U. is to target career criminals, gang members, sex offenders and narcotic violators.

S.I.U. has two detectives whose primary assignment is gang enforcement. These detectives routinely contact suspected gang members and gang associates for the purpose of documentation and intelligence. 

S.I.U. has one detective whose primary assignment is the tracking and registration of convicted sex offenders.

Another primary duty of S.I.U. is narcotic enforcement. This includes serving search warrants and conducting probation/parole searches on suspected drug dealers. The S.I.U. has detectives certified to work in clandestine methamphetamine lab environments.  Many of the drug labs encountered by the S.I.U. include acids, poisonous or flammable gases, and other caustic materials.

The S.I.U. also investigates computer crimes.

If you suspect that drug dealing or gang activity is occurring in your neighborhood, you may anonymously report this information to the Lodi Police Department Special Investigations Unit at  333-6734.

Technical Services Bureau

Communications Centercommunications center

The Communications Center is an operation within the Support Services Division of the Lodi Police Department.  The Communications Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with dispatchers working three twelve-hour shifts a week.  As the primary 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the city of Lodi, dispatchers are responsible for answering all 9-1-1 calls originating within Lodi.  The dispatcher then determines the nature of the call and then enters the call for dispatch or transfers the call to the proper jurisdiction.

In addition to answering and processing the 9-1-1 calls, Lodi Police Dispatchers are also responsible for incoming emergency and business calls-for-service (including transferring calls to fire and / or emergency medical personnel), as well as dispatching all police personnel.  The Communications Center is equipped with a state of the art computer-aided-dispatch (CAD) system.  This system allows the calls entered by the dispatcher to be sent via computer to the officers on patrol.  This shortens the delay period between the time a call is received and when it is dispatched providing a shorter response time for the police officers.

City Jailjail

The Lodi City Jail is a Type I facility, which is defined as “a local detention facility used for the detention of persons for not more than 96 hours, excluding holidays, after booking”, by the California Department of Corrections Title 15.  The purpose of the Lodi City Jail is to house inmates prior to appearing in court for sentencing. Along with their duties of answering incoming calls-for-service, Lodi Police Dispatchers also serve as Jailers within the Lodi City Jail. Lodi Police Dispatcher/Jailers are assigned to book and process incoming inmates.
This process includes completing a property record for any property the inmate has in his/her possession at the time of booking, completing a medical screening questionnaire to ensure the health and safety of the inmate and others, fingerprinting the inmate for booking purposes, as well as housing and feeding inmates.

The Lodi City Jail has the capacity to house 20 inmates prior to court appearances, with separate holding cells for males and females.  In addition to the 20 beds available within the Lodi City Jail, there are also two sobering cells, which is used to house those inmates who are sufficiently intoxicated from any substance and require a protected environment to prevent injury.

Click here for guidelines on visiting Jail inmates.

For information regarding training requirements and job specifications, please visit our recruiting page.

Recordsrecords lobby

The Records Section of the Police Department is open to the public Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Records personnel will be glad to help you with the following services:

Reports: In order to help us better serve you, the Records Section requests that you bring in the following items when requesting a copy of your report: 

  • Report number (if available)
  • Names of parties involved
  • Location of  occurrence                  
  • Date of occurrence

Bike Licenses:  Records will issue bike licenses after receiving the necessary information regarding the bicycle and the owner.  The fee for a bicycle license is $5.00.  After expiration, the renewal stickers are $1.00.

We have Bicycle Identification forms located in Records for you to fill out the information needed before licensing each bicycle.  Or, for your convenience, you may print this form from our site.

Printable Bicycle Registration Form

Fingerprinting: Live Scan and ink fingerprinting service is performed on an appointment only basis.  The cost for ink cards is $15.00 for up to two cards (fingerprint cards must be supplied by applicant). Live Scan fingerprint prices and other general fingerprinting/permit questions can be obtained by calling (209) 333-6731 during business hours.  The applicant must produce a "Request for Live Scan Service" form. They can obtain the Live Scan form from the requesting agency. We DO NOT provide Live Scan service forms. The Live Scan operator will enter information from the submission form and capture the fingerprint images. The captured information is immediately transmitted to the Dept. of Justice over a telephone line. 

***A photo ID is required for all persons wishing to be fingerprinted.

 To make an appointment call (209) 333-6731 during business hours and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.  Once an appointment is made, it is very important that we receive notice of a cancellation in order to serve another customer.  If you are late for a scheduled appointment you will be asked to reschedule to another time.

Towed/Stored Vehicle Release: Unless a vehicle was towed as a result of being a recovered stolen vehicle, a fee of $100.00 is charged to obtain a release for it.  Cash payment (exact change is always appreciated) or personal checks are the only methods of payment accepted.  This is in addition to any towing and storage fees which will be owed to the company that towed the vehicle. For any additional information, please contact the Records Division Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., at (209) 333-6731 or by email at records@pd.lodi.gov.

Property and Evidence

Our mission is to safeguard items of evidence to ensure timely and successful prosecution of criminals, and to return found and recovered property to its rightful owner.

The Property Room is open for property release from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are required for the release of all property.  Requests for return of property are usually answered in 3 working days.

To Request Property, call CSO Teri King at (209) 333-6800, extension 2513.

Requests may also be made by sending an e-mail to tking@pd.lodi.gov.  Please give your name, the case number and a phone number or e-mail address where you can be contacted. Please do not leave a pager number.

Frequently Asked Property Questions:

How many items are stored in the Property Room?

Why is an appointment required to get my property?

I have been sentenced for my crime.  When do I get my property back?

What is “Evidence” property?

What is “Safekeeping” property?

How many items are stored in the Property Room?

It is estimated that over 20,000 items are maintained in Property.  Return to Property FAQ's.

Why is an appointment required to get my property?

There are laws that govern the release of property and evidence items.  The Property Officer is required to research the circumstances surrounding the seizure of the property, and any connecting court cases involving the items.  Ownership of the property must be determined before any item can be released.  Having an appointment allows the Property Officer time to conduct the investigation. Return to Property FAQ's

I have been sentenced for my crime.  When do I get my property back?

There is a waiting period required by law after sentencing before property can be released.  If you are sentenced for a felony, the waiting period is 60 days.  If you are sentenced for a misdemeanor, the waiting period is 30 days. Return to Property FAQ's

What is evidence?

Evidence is an item that is used in commission of a crime, or an object that can implicate one’s guilt or innocence.  These items are not usually returned, unless the items are recovered stolen property.  The Court makes this determination.  Return to Property FAQ's

What is “Safekeeping” property?

LPD holds “safekeeping” property for persons that are arrested.  Safekeeping property can also be weapons confiscated after a fight or domestic violence incident that were not actually used in the conflict.  The weapons are held to prevent the involved parties from using them to harm another person.  Ownership is researched before the release of safekeeping items.  In the case of firearms, applicable laws will be researched concerning legal possession of weapons before they are released. Return to Property FAQ's

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