Community Outreach

Overview
The Morro Bay Police Department (MBPD) takes pride in coordinating numerous community events that raise funds for charity and promote the community partnership. To find out more about any of these programs, call the MBPD at 805-772-6225.

Special Olympics Torch Run
Members of the MBPD get pledge donations and run a 3-mile leg of the Special Olympics Torch Run to raise funds for Special Olympics. In addition, the MBPD hosts an annual Tip-a-Cop Dinner where officers and employees serve up meals and donate all the tips to Special Olympics.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner


Each year, the Morro Bay Peace Officers Association, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Morro Bay, coordinate a community Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner attracts hundreds of local citizens and a great time is had by all.

Caroling Cops


Police employees and members of the community join Santa on the Trolley and drive all the streets in Morro Bay handing gifts to kids. This is the only such event in the County. In addition, our officers collect dozens of toys and bicycles and take them to needy families at Christmas time. Last year, over 100 toys were delivered to several families in Morro Bay.

Ride Along Program


The MBPD offers a Ride Along Program to residents that allows for the unique opportunity of riding with an officer on patrol. Residents can complete an application at the Police Station.