Sheriff’s Department

Waterford Police Services

The City of Waterford has contracted with Stanislaus County’s Sheriff’s Department for Police Services since July 1, 1998.  The current three year contract with the Sheriff’s Department is in place through June 30, 2016.  The community’s safety is the responsibility of both the Waterford Police Services and the community in relaying relevant information, tips, and calls on all crimes.  The Waterford Police Services is committed to providing 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, together we can fulfill our goals of reducing crime and making the City of Waterford a safer place to live and work.


Chief Mike Radford is a 19 year veteran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2007. He has served in a variety of assignments within the Sheriff’s Office including Investigations Division Commander, Patrol Operations and instructor for the Sheriff’s Regional Training Center. Chief Radford is currently the Commander of the Sheriff’s SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiation Team.

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.


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.


  • 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.