The Lodi Police Department is comprised of many special units. Each unit consists of officers, dispatchers, detectives, and/or supervisors, all specially trained in a particular field. Many of the units are on call 24 hours a day.
The Lodi Police Department has one of the two accredited bomb squads in San Joaquin County. This bomb squad is manned with two certified bomb technicians.
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.
Critical Incident Negotiations Team
In 1987, the Lodi Police Department anticipated a possible need for several highly trained individuals in the area of negotiation techniques. This need laid the groundwork for what is today called the Critical Incident Negotiations Team. This team works in conjunction with SWAT team members in situations that may involve barricaded persons or armed hostage takers.
Field Evidence Technicians
All Field Evidence Technicians are specially trained in the collection and preservation of fingerprints, evidence, and maintaining crime scene integrity.
The purpose of the Honor Guard is to show honor and respect to a fallen peace officer and his or her family. The Honor Guard has traveled across the State of California and into Nevada to attend funerals for peace officers killed in the line of duty.
The Lodi Police Department K-9 Team consists of three dogs and handlers.
The SWAT team’s primary mission is to respond to high risk, dangerous situations that require more than standard police response.
The mission of the Lodi Police Department’s UAS Program is it to provide airborne support to police operations in a safe, responsible, and transparent manner to preserve the peace, and increase the quality of life in Lodi.