El Centro Police Department

  • Agency: El Centro Police Department
  • Address: 150 N 11th St, El Centro, 92243 CA
  • Chief: Harold Carter (Interim Chief of Police)
Phone: 760-352-2111

El Centro Police Department is located at 150 N 11th St, El Centro, 92243 CA. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Harold Carter. The El Centro Police Department phone number is 760-352-2111.

El Centro Police Department News

From all of us and the El Centro Police Department family....Have a safe and special Halloween. Driver's be cautious and alert; Zombies and Monsters are not known to be alert, especially if they have a bag full of candy.

Last night, we had the awesome opportunity to introduce El Centro Police Explorer Post #1908 during the City Council meeting. Looking sharp!!!!

Please see position announcement and deadline (October 18th).

The El Centro Police Department will be without Animal Control Officers for the next two weeks. Their anticipated return will be Monday, October 29, 2018. During this time we will be limited to services available. Be assured, our officers will to in progress vicious or obvious injured animal calls, deceased animals on public right of ways, and dog bite reports. If someone captures an animal and has it in their possession we would please ask they contact our dispatch center and arrange to meet an officer at the pound in order to turn it over providing one is available. If it is not possible the officer can be met at the pound, an officer will respond to the location once one becomes available.

El Centro Police Explorers training with officers.

A friendly reminder to join us tomorrow morning starting at 7AM at the Starbucks at 4th and Wake Avenue.

Hello community. There have been a number of concerns and inquiries regarding the weather in our communications center. As of this post tonight, we don't have any information indicating emergency services are going to be adversely impacted by the coming weather. Requests for emergency equipment, aid, sand bags and others have been asked about and although they may be available at the appropriate times, that threshold has yet to be approached (we will post the info when and if that changes) The weather is alarming, as we Valleyites all know too well what a bit of rain can do. Please drive with caution, avoid fast moving water across roadways especially in rural areas, and be alert. A number of apps, social media pages, websites all offer up to date information on the weather. Stay informed. Additional disaster preparedness information is available Through FEMA and CalEMA. Please be safe!

The El Centro Police Department has teamed up with Rite-aid in an effort to provide a repository for expired, unwanted, and unused medication for El Centro residents. We often get requests to relinquish medications, especially controlled medication, and are now able to provide that service. This is a supportive effort in preventing accidents and promoting the safety and well-being of children in our community. The container is located in the police department lobby in a area open to the public 24 hours a day and is monitored. Please be safe and take advantage of this free service. ***We will not respond to residences to retrieve unwanted medication***

Good afternoon El Centro! Some of our community members may have seen a significant police presence in the area of the 1900 block of North Imperial. The police presence included a high-risk vehicle stop in the area which was part of an ongoing joint investigation between the El Centro Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There is no immediate danger to our community and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.

On August 10th, a local business was the victim of a commercial burglary. The El Centro Police Department is reaching out to our community and Facebook friends in an attempt to identify the suspect in this criminal act. The video was selectively edited for time purposes alone, however you can see the act as is it is committed and the suspect as depicted. **we did not have the original video at the time of this post** Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Adrian Chilpa at 760-335-4662 ***this information is linked to the video in the follow up post, the suspect remains unidentified***

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, at approximately 2:20 pm, Officers from the El Centro Police Department dispatched to a bank robbery at the Chase Bank on North Imperial Avenue. A Hispanic male in his mid-20’s, described as having a light complexion, approximately 5’6’’ and 120 pounds entered the bank and provided a teller with a demand note and proceeded to rob the bank. The suspect was wearing a blue or purple baseball cap with unidentified wording on the front panel, a maroon polo shirt with a tan collar and a tan stripe along the end of each sleeve, dark colored pants with black and white shoes (see photos). The suspect was last seen exiting the bank through the north doors and into the parking lot. Employees and patrons were not injured during the incident and no weapons were seen or brandished. Any tips or information in this case will be extremely valuable and calls may be directed to Detective Adrian Chilpa at (760)335-4662.