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Thank you for inquiring about our Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit process. The attachment below outlines the CCW process for the City of Atascadero. All residents who reside in the City of Atascadero must apply through the Atascadero Police Department to obtain a CCW. The process outlined below was drafted to follow the laws established by the California Penal Code.  It was our intent to clearly outline the process in the document below, so please read the document in its entirety before making any inquires to the police department.

The CCW guidelines established by our agency are intended to ensure our citizens constitutional rights, by following current law.  While at the same time taking appropriate steps  to keep our community safe.  

Application for Concealed Weapons License



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 Below are forms for submitting complaints and information to the Police Department. 

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Online Crime Reporting

Online Crime Reporting Portal

Quickly and easily report minor crimes that have occurred within the City of Atascadero.  For instructions call (805)470-3244.


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Welcome to the Official Atascadero Police Department Website. The website is designed to provide the public with information about our Department, its mission and the services that are available to you. As you explore APD’s website, we always welcome and value input or questions you may have to help us in our continued service to you.


Phone Number: (805) 461-5051

Fax Number: (805) 461-3702

Online: Issue & Question Center

Records Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30AM to 2:30PM
Property Pickup by Appointment

 PLEASE NOTE: The telephone number for the San Luis Obispo Superior Court and the Paso Robles Branch has been changed to:  (805) 706-3600 

Online Crime Reporting

Online Crime Reporting Portal

Quickly and easily report minor crimes that have occurred within the City of Atascadero.  For instructions call (805)470-3244.

Atascadero's  New  Evacuation  Alert  Siren  -  Hi - Lo = Time To Go!

The new European-style 2-tone siren will only be used in an emergency to alert residents within specific areas of the need to evacuate. "If you hear the Hi-Lo, It's Time To Go."
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SCRAM (Security Camera Registration and Mapping) is a tool used to register security cameras throughout the city so the police department can build a database of identified security camera locations.


Follow us on Facebook

APD maintains a Facebook page that offers another way to stay informed and interact with your Police Department.

Location & Directions

Our facility is located at 5505 El Camino Real, just one block north on El Camino Real from the intersection with Traffic Way.






News From the City - Current Events, Police, Bias and Prejudice 

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The men and women of the Atascadero Police Department are "Dedicated to Professional Service" to our community.

The City of Atascadero Police Department is located at:

5505 El Camino Real
Non-emergency telephone number: 461 5051

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To Access Past Daily Activity Logs:

Please click HERE to access the DAILY ACTIVITY LOGS:

This will open a new tab titled "Laserfiche Weblink".  Select the year and month of daily log you wish to view. The daily log is also available for viewing at the Police Department. Copies of logs can also be provided at fifty cents for the first page and ten cents for each additional page.

Daily Log Activity Key for Abbreviations: Disposition Codes, Call Type Codes


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Community Oriented Policing/Problem Solving (COPPS)

The Atascadero Police Department uses Community Oriented Policing/Problem Solving (COPPS) to identify, analyze, and resolve crime and service problems that most impact the community's safety and quality of life and the deployment of the resources of the Department. COPPS recognizes individuals and community groups and organizations as key partners with the Department in creating and maintaining a safe and secure community.

COPPS is a philosophy, management style, and organizational strategy that promotes pro-active problem solving and community partnerships to address the cause and resolution of crime and other community concerns. The community partnerships are interactive processes involving Police Officers working with citizens who work or live in neighborhoods. The Department emphasizes identifying, analyzing, and responding to community concerns through a cooperative effort involving all available resources. Those resources may include other governmental agencies, private agencies, civic organizations, Department members, and individual members of the community. Through these partnerships, citizens of the community assume a more active role in resolving shared problems. The positive result is more effective and thorough responses to the specific needs of the community. While the Atascadero Police Department will continue to enforce the law and remain "Dedicted to Professional Service," we actively encourage input and assistance from community members to identify and solve problems with us.

If you are interested in learning more about COPPS and how it may benefit you and your neighborhood and enhance the quality of life in our community, please call (805)461-5051 and ask to speak with the Support Services Lieutenant.


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The Atascadero Police Department is very proud of its volunteers. They epitomize the essence of community spirit by giving their time and talents not only to our agency, but to many other entities in the area.


Volunteer Programs

(click on the program below if you are interested in additional information)

  • Police Chaplains: Minister to our personnel as well as our citizens during a crisis.
  • Reserve Officer: Augment the efforts of patrol, especially during community events.
  • VIPS: Outstanding individuals performing a wide variety of duties for all.
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