Administration Bureau




The Administration Bureau, under the command of Deputy Chief James Schnabl, oversees Police Human Resources Division, Training, Information Services, and the Central Distribution Center (CDC). The Bureau is also responsible for the Communications Center which is often a point of first contact with the community in providing emergency and nonemergency services. The Administration Bureau has been intensely focused on recruiting and hiring the highest caliber employees for sworn police officer positions as well as civilian staff.






The mission of the Administration Bureau is to provide quality service and support to our fellow Department members and to the citizens of Santa Ana. The Administration Bureau performs a variety of services in the areas of budget management, information technology, and logistical support. Each Division within the Bureau provides specific community services to our members, both sworn and civilian, and to the citizens of Santa Ana.


Under operational command of Deputy Chief Schnabl, the Bureau is organized into four major divisions: