Palo Alto Police Accountability

The Palo Alto Police Department continues to maintain a leadership position among law enforcement agencies across our nation with regards to police accountability, use of force policies and other public safety practices.


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This website shares several ways our police officers are held accountable including examples such as independent police auditing programs, online review of our policy manual, community engagement through a Chief’s Advisory Group, body-worn cameras and mobile audio/video technologies, and more.


Contact Us

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
After hours / weekends: 650-329-2413