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