Contact Directory


We have officers on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year - just the same as we've had every day since 1894.

  • Police Station: 275 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • E-mail: (Note: this e-mail address is not monitored 24/7, will not generate an immediate police response, and should not be used to report crimes or emergencies)
  • Emergency: 9-1-1 or (650) 321-4433
  • 24-hour Dispatch Center (non-emergency): (650) 329-2413

Front Desk

  • Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., open for in-person service and phone service: (650) 329-2406
  • After hours/weekends: (650) 329-2413

Have an anonymous tip? Here's how to reach us:

Police Administration

Chief Andrew Binder
Phone: (650) 329-2449
Twitter: @abPAPD


Captain Zach Perron
Coordinator, Administrative Services
Phone: (650) 329-2115

Lieutenant Kara Apple
Manager, Personnel & Training
Phone: (650) 329-2632

Field Services Division (Patrol)

Captain April Wagner
Coordinator, Field Services
Phone: (650) 329-2239

Lieutenant Brian Philip
Watch Commander (A-Side)
Phone: (650) 329-2775

Lieutenant Con Maloney
Watch Commander (B-side)
Phone: (650) 329-2637

Investigative Services Division (Detectives, Traffic, Special Operations, and Animal Control)

Captain James Reifschneider
Coordinator, Investigative Services
Phone: (650) 838-2778

Lieutenant Ben Becchetti
Manager, Investigative Services
Phone: (650) 329-2232

Cody Macartney
Lead Animal Control Officer
Phone: (650) 496-5955

Technical Services Division (Technology, Records, and Dispatch)

Nicole Frazier
Deputy Director, Technical Services
Phone: (650) 329-2331


Lisa Scheff
Manager, Records
Phone: (650) 329-2553

Lindsay Moore
Manager, Communications (24-hour dispatch center)
Phone: (650) 329-2411

Independent Police Auditor

Mike Gennaco
Phone: (323) 412-0334

Stephen J. Connolly
Phone: (562) 922-9337

For more information about the Independent Police Auditor, please visit the Independent Police Auditor page.