Santa Paula

Santa Paula is a small city in Ventura County nestled among citrus orchards in the Santa Clara Valley. Estimates from 2018 place the population at 30,011 Santa Paula was founded in 1872 and incorporated in 1902.

Santa Paula Police Department

Unlike many other small cities in Ventura County, Santa Paula has its own police department consisting of approximately 33 officers. The current Chief of Police is Stephen MacKinnon. Officers with the Santa Paula Police Department work with other law enforcement officers at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and other local police departments in the area.

The headquarters of the police department is located at:

970 Ventura Street in Santa Paula, CA

The main phone number of the agency is (805) 525-4478.

The lobby of the Santa Paula Police Department is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and closed weekends, holidays and on every other Friday. During non-business hours, visitors can speak with a Public Safety Dispatcher from the front of the police department facility by picking up the telephone which is adjacent to the lobby doors.

You can visit the department’s website here, or find them on facebook to learn about upcoming events, find crime incident maps, job postings, and public service announcements.

Courts Serving Santa Paula

Most criminal matters in Santa Paula are handled at the Superior Court of Ventura County, Ventura Hall of Justice:

800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009

This courthouse can be reached at (805) 289-8900.

Simi Valley East County Courthouse handles trials for traffic-related offenses and is located at:

3856-F Alamo Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063

The contact number is (805) 289-8545.

For juvenile offenses, cases are heard at the Juvenile Court for Ventura County, located at:

4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036

It can be reached at (805) 289-8820.

Santa Paula Criminal Defense Attorney

If you were arrested for a felony or misdemeanor offense by an officer from the Santa Paula Police Department or another law enforcement agency in Ventura County, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Jay Leiderman Law is very familiar with the Santa Paula Police Department’s policies and procedures and understands that the police sometimes mistakes that can result in the evidence against you being ruled inadmissible and the charges against you being dropped altogether.

Don’t wait too long – retaining an attorney early on can mean all the difference when fighting charges. Call (805) 654-0200 today for a free, confidential consultation. Together we can find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and come up with an aggressive strategy to counter the allegations against you.