A Message From The Chief

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the City of National City Police Department welcome to our Department’s website. As the second oldest city in San Diego County we have a rich history of a business friendly atmosphere and commitment to the safety and welfare of our residents, employees and visitors.

The sworn and civilian personnel that comprise the National City Police Department are a team of talented, dedicated and caring individuals who serve our community by addressing crime and disorder in a manner that embodies police-community partnerships.

I am honored to serve as Chief of Police for the City of National City. It is our intention this website increases the dialogue and community engagement between our residents, businesses and Department personnel. Please feel free to contact my office at if I can be of assistance.


Jose Tellez
Chief of Police
National City Police Department