Police

Special Message from the Chief of Police
Over the past few days, we have all witnessed the outrage and pain expressed by people in communities across the country following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  The Minneapolis Police officers’ conduct in Mr. Floyd’s death was criminal, reprehensible and simply wrong.  When I and the other members of the Moraga Police watched the video of Mr. Floyd being held on the ground by the Minneapolis officer, we were all physically ill and disgusted by what we saw.

On behalf of the men and women of the Moraga Police Department, I want to express our sincere condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family for their tragic loss. The actions of these officers are inexcusable and are contrary to the core values of law enforcement and the training that our officers receive.

I was fortunate to join other members of the Lamorinda community at the car caravan in remembrance of George Floyd that began at Acalanes High School this morning.  I was deeply moved by the number of people who attended and the emotional impact that this incident and Mr. Floyd’s death has had on all of us.  I also met with others in Moraga who were peacefully protesting and was able to talk with them about the incident and what was occurring.  I am so appreciative of everyone with whom I spoke today and their willingness to spend time sharing thoughts and feelings with me.

I am proud to not only be your Chief of Police, but to be part of the vibrant community that is Moraga.  I am blessed to lead a police department that values life and individuals, regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.  I want to reassure you that the Moraga Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality law enforcement services to our community, and doing our jobs in the best way possible, earning the respect and trust of our community each and every day. We value the relationships that we have built with so many in our community and will continue to improve and enhance them.  I realize that when something like this occurs, it can damage this trust and respect and we have to work hard and be consistent in our efforts to maintain and rebuild it.  This is exactly what we are going to continue to do.

Jon B. King
Chief of Police

Jon B. King - Chief of PoliceChief’s Message

Welcome to the Moraga Police Department page. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Department. The members of the Moraga Police Department are dedicated to providing excellent service to the residents of and visitors to Moraga, helping to instill a sense of well-being and security for everyone. Moraga is a vibrant community, filled with community pride, volunteerism and residents dedicated to creating and maintaining an excellent quality of life. Our community is enhanced by St. Mary’s College, whose staff and students have called Moraga home since 1928. I am proud to be a SMC Gael Alum! The Moraga Police Department is honored to be a part of and serve the entire Town.

I am proud to not only lead our long standing tradition of service to our community, but to also constantly search for new ways to do so. Sir Robert Peele, who founded the London Metropolitan Police, said that one of the principles of policing is “…to maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police.” We cannot do our jobs without your support and will continue to work hard to earn and maintain both your support and trust.

We are part of the Moraga community and are excited to be involved with and meet residents and visitors alike. Please feel free to reach out to me with any suggestions of how we can do that or if you would like an officer to visit with or speak to your group. I encourage you to join us at one of our Coffee with a Cop functions, attend a Town Hall meeting or meet us at a community event. Please also subscribe to our Nixle.com feed, through which we provide important information about crime alerts, traffic problems and community activities.

I have an open door and do my best to answer e-mails, letters and phone calls.

Please contact me with any concerns, compliments or ideas of what we can do to work together and keep Moraga a safe community.

On behalf of our entire department, thank you for your support! We will continue to work hard and protect and serve our community. Thank you for helping us to keep Moraga safe!