On July 1, 1998, the City of Waterford contracted with the Sheriff s Department for law enforcement services. As of that date, Waterford Police Department became Waterford Police Services. Even though there is a new name, the Department Motto, “Service with Respect” continues.
The Department is dedicated to provide the highest level of public service with a commitment to provide a high visibility of patrol service, increased narcotic enforcement and the targeting of known criminal offenders. With continued partnership with the citizens of the community, Waterford Police Services has committed itself to the highest standards of professional excellence to fulfill its goals of reducing crime and making the City of Waterford a safer place to work and live.
Lt. Darin Gharat is the Chief of Police Services for the City of Waterford and the Southeast Area Commander.
The Waterford Police Services Office is open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm (209) 874-2349. For after hours you can call the non-emergency dispatch at (209) 552-2468.
For Emergencies call 911.
INFORMATION ABOUT SMALL CLAIMS COURT
MEDIATION CENTER (209) 236-1577
- Did you know that more than 95% of “big” civil cases are settled without a trial? Legal professionals know that settling a case is less risky, less stressful, and less expensive. A settlement also gives the parties more flexibility, more options, and more power than taking the case to trial. Mediation is now available in Stanislaus County for small claims and other “small” civil cases. You don’t even have to file a lawsuit. Just call or e-mail the Mediation Center, and our staff will let you know whether mediation is the right choice for you.
SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR (209) 524-3784
- If you’re headed for court—either as a plaintiff or defendant—the Small Claims Advisor can help you prepare your case. The advisor can explain small claims court forms and procedures, offer suggestions on how to present your case effectively, and describe what you can do after you win (or lose) your case. You can contact the Small Claims Advisor by phone or e-mail, or you can meet with the advisor in person during “office hours” at the Floyd Avenue Small Claims Court on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM.