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.
Fax: 650-326-8819

Have an anonymous tip?
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

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

Bob Beacom
Acting Assistant Chief of Police
Phone: 650-329-2555

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

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

Ian Hagerman
Senior Administrator
Phone: 650-329-2346

Field Services Division (Patrol)

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

A/Lieutenant Alex Afanasiev

Watch Commander, Day Shift (A-side)
Phone: 650-838-2785
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

Connie Urbanski
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
Email: stephen.connolly@oirgroup

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2016