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Welcome to the Police Department web site. Dennis Burns is the department's director and Police Chief. Learn more about our programs and services through the links on these pages. The Palo Alto Police Department is committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships. The men and women of the Department subscribe to core values including honesty/integrity, accountability/ownership, consistency and fairness, creativity and innovation, positive attitude, teamwork and a strong work ethic. It is important for us to stay connected to the community we serve. It is also important that you are informed about what work we do, how we complete our work and how you can assist us in being successful. Our website is one tool we use to achieve this goal.
The City of Palo Alto Police Department provides services to a resident population of approximately 66,363 (According to the 2012 U.S. Census). The large number of high-technology businesses and the Stanford University campus increase the daytime population to over 125,000 persons. (more)
Advice and Information About Police Impersonators With the recent incident involving the police impersonator, our community is understandably a little uneasy. We want to address some of those concerns, and we offer the following advice for how to tell if you're being stopped by a real police officer. [more]
Ordenanza de Las Sopladoras– Preguntas Frecuentes El 13 de Junio del 2005, el ayuntamiento de la ciudad de Palo Alto aprobó una ordenanza prohibiendo el uso de cierta clase de Sopladoras en las zonas residenciales de la ciudad. A continuación encontrará algunas de las preguntas mas frecuentes que surgen a raíz de ésta ordenanza: [more]