Connect with PAPD on Social Media!

The Palo Alto Police Department engages with our community on several social media platforms.  We post news releases, crime prevention tips, crime statistics, photos and videos, and human interest stories.  We encourage you to connect with us!



Join the conversation at



   Give us a “like” at, and get our most robust social media content delivered straight to your News Feed.


If you’re a Palo Alto resident, go to and register with your home address.  You will receive PAPD press releases and other important safety information that pertains to your neighborhood


Go to: and subscribe to us.  You can elect to receive text message alerts, e-mail alerts, or simply view our content on Nixle’s website.  Check out our Nixle page at and subscribe to us for free.

Our social media presence is maintained by members of our Public Information Officer Team, but it is not a substitute for 9-1-1.  Please do not use social media to report criminal activity that requires a police response. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you require non-emergency police assistance or want to report suspicious activity, please call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.



Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013