Redwood City Police Department Budget

Learn more about the expenses and revenue for the department

Welcome to the Redwood City Police Department's Budget

The Redwood City Police Department is an organization of professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to the community. The Department is comprised of sworn officers, professional staff, reserve officers and volunteers who reflect our diverse community. The Department provides community-focused policing initiatives, comprehensive services for investigations, effective and timely response to calls for servivce, innovative community enagement activities, and a visible presence. The Department recognizes that working in partnership with the communityis the best way to protect life and property, improve the quality of life, and reduce crime and the fear of crime in our community.

Explore Actual Expenses


Personnel costs represent the majority of the department's budget.


For Fiscal Year 2020-21, budgeted employee costs (salary and benefits), total approximately $35.03 million, a decrease of approximately $370,270 over last fiscal year's budget amount of $35.40 million.


For Fiscal Year 2020-21, budgeted overtime costs total approximately $2.85 million. In Fiscal Year 2019-20, actual overtime costs totaled approximately $3.16 million.


Current budget reductions in the Police Department are laregly due to continuing to freeze nine Police Officer vacancies; a reduction in size of Patrol Teams tasked with conducting daily, routine public safety operations; and a reduction in assignments to investigations.

Explore the Breakdown of Expenses by Division


Police Patrol Services represents the largest division's budget for the department.


For Fiscal Year 2020-21, the budget for patrol services equals approximately $28.27 million, a decrease of approximately $1.2 million over last fiscal year's budget amount of $29.46 million.

Explore the City's Overall Budget

Click through the dashboards below to view actual versus budgeted expenses and what the net operating result is to the General Fund, as well as actual year-to-date expenses by all City departments.



Police Department Staffing

Here you will find information about how many officers the Redwood City Police Department has and how our staffing leels compare to other Police Departments.

Police Department Demographics

Here you will find information about Redwood City Police Officers, who they are and how they represent the community. We have compiled demographic data, including information about Officers' race, sex, rank and age (current or at time of departure or retirement)

Police Department Promotions

Here you will find information about the total number of promotions the Redwood City Police Department have had from 2005-2021, and the race and sex of those that were promoted.