Office of the Chief of Police
Chief of Police
Santa Ana School Police Department
Message from Chief Mancilla
On behalf of the dedicated members of the Santa Ana School Police Department, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to our official website. This platform has been meticulously designed to serve as an invaluable resource for our esteemed students, parents, staff, and community members. We are unwaveringly committed to providing you with pertinent and up-to-date information, fostering an environment of school safety and transparency.
The Santa Ana School Police Department takes pride in being the third-largest school police agency in the great State of California. We bear the profound responsibility of serving as the primary law enforcement agency for the Santa Ana Unified School District. Within our jurisdiction, we ensure round-the-clock police services for over 40,000 students and 5,000 dedicated employees, spread across the vast expanse of our District.
Our School Police personnel are more than just law enforcement officers; they are educators, mentors, and protectors. We tirelessly work to provide education, intervention, diversion, and restorative justice programs, all of which are strategically aligned to enhance the safety and educational experience of our students and staff. We believe in shaping our students into lifelong learners and the architects of their own futures, guided by our graduate profile, which reflects our commitment to excellence, equity, and community engagement.
As a specialized law enforcement agency, we take great pride in forging strong partnerships with our fellow law enforcement agencies in the region. Our collaboration ensures the overall safety and security of our entire District and the vibrant community of Santa Ana.
The Santa Ana School Police Department is dedicated to the principles of community engagement, student safety, equity, and fostering a generation of lifelong learners who are the architects of their futures. We are more than a law enforcement agency; we are a beacon of hope, guidance, and protection for our students and community.
Thank you for visiting our website, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or require further assistance. Together, we will continue to build a safer and brighter future for all.