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
Chief Dennis Burns welcomes you to the Palo Alto Police Department's website, and encourages you to learn more about our programs and services!
The Palo Alto Police Department is committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships. We subscribe to core values that include integrity, accountability, trust, teamwork, a positive attitude, and the professional, impartial treatment of all.
It is important for us to stay connected to our community. It is also important for us to inform you about what's going on in town, the work that we're doing, and how you can best work with us to make Palo Alto as safe as we possibly can.
We provide service to a resident population of approximately 66,955 (according to a 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Our daytime population increases to over 125,000, as the Stanford University campus and our thriving business community bring many more people to town.
For more information about the various units of the Palo Alto Police Department, click here.
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2015
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