Yuba City Police Department
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Yuba City Police Department
Photo Essay

The Yuba City Police Department is in the process of constructing an historical photographic essay for our website.  Please check back as we progress with this project.  If you have photos pertaining to the Department's history, please contact the Chief of Police's administrative assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


John Sutter

John Sutter received a land grant of 50,000 acres from the Mexican government in 1841. This would later become what is now Sutter County and its county seat —Yuba City.

Bridge and Second Streets

The intersection of Bridge and Second Streets prior to the incorporation of Yuba City, circa 1890.

Photo courtesy of the Sutter County Memorial Museum

Sutter County Courthouse

Destroyed building

Top: Sutter County Courthouse, circa 1899. Marshal William Chism had his office in this courthouse prior to and just after City incorporation.
Bottom - The building was destroyed by fire in 1899 but rebuilt.

Photo Credit: Sutter County local history photograph collection, Sutter County Library, Yuba City.

Sutty County Courthouse

Sutter County Courthouse (view from the south), circa 1924.

Photo Credit: Charles I. Davis

J.W. Ashley

William Chism

Left: Yuba City's first mayor: J.W. Ashley, 1908

Right: Yuba City's first town marshal: William Chism, 1908

Photo credit - Mayor Ashley - Sutter County local history photograph collection, Sutter County Library, Yuba City.

Town Council building

Shortly after incorporation, the Yuba City Town Council rented office space for Marshal Chism in the above building. The structure still stands at the corner of Bridge and Yolo Streets.


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