Contact Directory

We have officers on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Police Station: 275 Forest Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Emergency: 9-1-1 or 650-321-4433
24-hour Dispatch Center (non-emergency): 650-329-2413

Main Business Number (front desk):
650-329-2406 (Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
After hours / weekends: 650-329-2413

Front Desk Business Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Have an anonymous tip?  Here's how to reach us:
Leave us a voice mail at 650-383-8984 or 650-329-2190.
Send us an anonymous text message at 650-383-8984.
Send us an anonymous e-mail message at

Police Administration

Chief Dennis Burns
Phone: 650-329-2103
Fax: 650-617-3120

Acting Assistant Chief Bob Beacom

Phone: 650-329-2555
Fax: 650-617-3120

Lieutenant Zach Perro
Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 650-329-2115
Twitter: @zpPAPD

Lieutenant April Wagner
Personnel & Training Manager
Phone: 650-329-2239
Fax: 650-617-3120

Field Services Division (Patrol)

A/Captain Patty Lum
Phone: 650-329-2685
Fax: 650-617-3120

Lieutenant Andrew Binder
Watch Commander, Day Shift (A-side)
Phone: 650-329-2449
Fax: 650-617-3120 or 321-3563

A/Lieutenant Kara Apple
Watch Commander, Night Shift (A-side)
Phone: 650-329-2632
Fax: 650-617-3120 or 321-3563

Lieutenant Con Maloney
Watch Commander, Day Shift (B-side)
Phone: 650-329-2637
Fax: 650-617-3120 or 321-3563

A/Lieutenant James Reifschneider
Watch Commander, Night Shift (B-side)
Phone: 650-329-2778
Fax: 650-617-3120 or 321-3563

Karen McAdams
Parking Manager
Phone: 650-329-2411
Fax: 650-617-3120 or 321-3563

Investigative Services Division (Detectives)

Captain Ron Watson
Phone: 650-329-2131
Fax: 650-329-2565

View a List of Detective's Contact Numbers by Assignment

Technical Services Division

Charles Cullen
Phone: 650-329-2331
Fax: 650-326-8819

Communications (Dispatch)

Debra Burger
Phone: 650-329-2114
Fax: 650-321-3067


Lisa Scheff
Phone: 650-329-2553
Fax: 650-326-8819

Animal Services Division

Cody Macartney
Acting Animal Services Superintendent
Phone: 650-496-5972
Fax: 650-856-8591

Independent Police Auditors

Mike Gennaco
Phone: 323-412-0334

Stephen J. Connolly
Phone: 562-922-9337

For more information about our Independent Police Auditors, please visit this page.

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016