Fullerton Police Department

  • Agency: Fullerton Police Department
  • Address: 237 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, 92832 CA
  • Chief: Pat McKinley (Chief of Police)
Phone: 714-738-6800

Fullerton Police Department is located at 237 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, 92832 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Pat McKinley. The Fullerton Police Department phone number is 714-738-6800.

Fullerton Police Department News

The men and women of the Fullerton Police Department are grateful for the service of our military. Thank you to our active service men and women and our veterans working so valiantly and vigilantly to protect our freedoms each and every day. 🇺🇸 #WeLoveOurMilitary #ThankYouForYourService #Navy #Army #CoastGuard #Marines #AirForce

The Fullerton PD K-9 Program is an essential tool in the fight against crime, and our K-9's provide protection for both our officers, and the community. When K-9 officers are not responding to calls, they patrol business and residential areas of the city in an effort to deter and detect crime. The FPD's K-9 program currently consists of four K-9s and their handlers: Corporal John Miller and his K-9 Mueller, Corporal Scott Flynn and his K-9 Jax, Officer John Ferrell and his K-9 Rotar, and our most recent additions to the program, Officer Matthew Green and K-9 Titan. We are excited to announce the launch of the Fullerton Police Canine Association in support of our K-9 program. The purpose of the Fullerton Police Canine Association is to educate and promote the use of police service dogs in the community, perform canine demonstrations for schools and community groups, provide additional training and equipment for our police service dogs and their handlers, and to assist in the long-term medical care of retired police dogs. Follow the Fullerton Police Canine Association on Facebook at Fullerton Police Canine Association - FPCA and on Instagram at fullertonpd_canine_association and thank you for your support!

The Orange County Employee Association is hosting a free Veterans Day Community Celebration at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa today from 10am to 2pm. Stop by the hiring booths and say hi to our FPD Officers. 🚔🇺🇸 #VeteransDay #JoinFullertonPD #WeHireVets #FullertonPDProud Fullerton PD Recruitment

UPDATE: all phones lines are back up and operational. Thank you for your patience while our system was repaired. The Fullerton Police Department is currently experiencing problems with our public phone lines. Our 911 lines are operable for emergency calls, but If you need to report a Non-Emergency incident or require police assistance call 714-732-2901 or 714-388-4219. We will update when the problem has been resolved.

*****Update: Officers responded to reports of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 700 block of W. Knepp. Officers quickly set a perimeter and with the assistance of a police canine and a police helicopter, they began searching the area. The investigation and search are on-going. Police activity in the area of Woods and Knepp. Please avoid the area. Details to follow.

The Fullerton Police Department is saddened to hear of not just the in the line of duty death of yet another police officer, Sergeant Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department (CA), but also of the horrendous acts of an active shooter that took the lives of at least 12 other people early this morning at Country Music bar in Thousand Oaks. When he arrived, Sgt. Helus heard gunfire coming from inside the bar, which was occupied by nearly 200 college students. He immediately made entry into the bar and confronted the shooter, but tragically he was shot and severely wounded. Civilians, A California Highway Patrol Officer, who was wounded in the gun battle, and other deputies pulled Sgt. Helus from the bar. Sgt. Helus was taken to a local hospital where he died from his wounds. Besides the 12 others that sadly lost their lives, countless others were wounded by the suspect, who was later found dead inside the bar. Sgt. Helus, who was set to retire next year, served with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and son.​ Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, the family of Sgt. Helus, the other victims and families involved in this tragedy, and the entire surrounding community in which Sgt. Helus proudly served. #WeStandWithCalifornia #EOW #UltimateSacrifice

On Sunday, November 4, 2018 at approximately 6:26 AM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to the 900 block of Creekside Drive regarding a possible stabbing that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a 92-year-old female with significant stab wounds. Paramedics attempted life saving measures; however, the female was pronounced deceased at the scene. William Frederick DUSABLON (92, Fullerton), the victim’s husband, was placed under arrest for the murder of his wife. This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to community. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact FPD Crimes Persons Detective G. Johnson at (714) 738-6759. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or can visit their website at www.p3tips.com/913.

A BIG thank you to all who stopped by FPD’s first Trick-or-Treat Event. Hundreds of trick-or-treaters stopped by for candy from their neighborhood Police Officers. We loved all the amazing costumes and hope you all had as much fun as we did 🎃 👻 🦇🍬#Halloween #CandyForDays #GhoulsGobblinsAndGhostOhMy #BrushYourTeeth

Booking Photo and Identifying Information released regarding the suspect arrested in connection with the stabbing that occurred yesterday at approximately 12:57 PM in the 2800 block of Brea Blvd.

Early this morning / late last night at approximately 12:14 AM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Cameo and Pearl. When officers arrived on scene, they located a Male Hispanic in his 20's who was on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was immediately transported to a local trauma center in critical condition. At this time, there is no one in custody. Fullerton PD's Crimes Persons Detectives and Gang Unit Detectives are actively investigating this shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6700. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

At approximately 12:59 PM, Fullerton PD officers responded to the 2800 block of N. Brea Blvd regarding an assault that just took place in a parking structure in the area. Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old female with two stab wounds. She was immediately transported to a local trauma center where she is expected to survive. Officers have been conducting a search of the area for the suspect, which included placing Beechwood Elementary School and EV Free Church on lockdown as a precaution. Both lockdowns have been lifted. At approximately 2:45 pm, after an extensive search of the area,FPD officers located and arrested the suspect, who was found hiding in a nearby neighborhood. This investigation is on-going.

Officers are investigating an assault in the 2800 Block of Brea Blvd. Beechwood school is currently on lockdown as a precaution. Please stay clear of the area. Details to follow.

Fullerton PD wants you! Apply today. Go to www.joinfullertonpd.com for more details. A big thank you to Justin Phu Media for producing our video. Follow the FPD Recruitment Team on social media Fullerton PD Recruitment and on Instagram and Twitter at joinfullertonpd . #FullertonPDProud #JoinFullertonPD

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was a success. 173.5 pounds of expired/unused medication was collected. The DEA took possession of the medication for proper disposal. Thank you to Ralph’s for handing out bags and iced cold water on this warm day. #DrugTakeBack #DEATakeBack #RalphsPharmacy

Last night, FPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a car in the area of Orangethorpe and Acacia for vehicle code violations. Upon contacting two males inside the vehicle, officers observed a methamphetamine pipe in plain view in the car. A subsequent search of the males revealed a balloon of heroin and methamphetamine. Officers also located a 9mm Beretta semi-automatic handgun along with a high capacity magazine with 9mm ammunition. One of the males was arrested for drug possession charges, and because he happened to be a convicted felon, he was also charged as a convicted felon in possession of ammunition and a handgun. #YouCantHaveThat #SayNopeToDope #GotEm

The Fullerton Police Department has been awarded a $446,116 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities. The Fullerton Police Department commends the California Office of Traffic Safety for their commitment to collaborating with local agencies in order to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths. The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Activities that the grant will full include: •​Educational presentations, including conducting “Know Your Limit” operations •​DUI checkpoints •​DUI saturation patrols •​Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement •​Motorcycle safety enforcement •​Distracted driving enforcement •​Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement •​Traffic enforcement focusing on the top primary collision factors •​Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying DUI offenders with a suspended or revoked license as a result of a DUI conviction •​Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) In 2016, 3,623 people were killed in crashes across the state, a 7 percent increase from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian deaths, with 867 pedestrians killed on California roadways in 2016, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies like phones and drug-impaired driving, this grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these dangerous and illegal behaviors. “Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.” Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

***UPDATE*** At approximately 1 pm, Officers responded to an apartment in the 1500 block of South Pomona regarding a welfare check on a 65 year-old who hadn't been seen in a few days. Officers made entry into the apartment and found a note indicating that there were toxic fumes/chemicals and to "stay away". Officers did not see anyone in the apartment at the time they located the note. Fullerton Fire responded and they requested Anaheim Fire & Rescue's Hazmat Unit based on the information provided. Nearby apartments were evacuated in an abundance of caution. Anaheim Fire & Rescue determined there were no toxic chemicals/fumes in the apartment. An adult male was found deceased in the apartment; however, foul play is not suspected in the death. This is an on-going investigation, but residents have been allowed back into their homes and the area is safe.

please avoid the 1500 block of South Pomona due to Police and Fire activity. Details to follow.

On October 7, 2018 at approximately 9:16 AM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to the area of Ford Ave and West Ave regarding a possible shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Officers immediately began life saving measures, and the victim was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced deceased. Fullerton Police Detectives were immediately called-in to investigate. As a result of their investigative efforts, Detectives determined that a red Dodge Ram 1500 4-door pickup truck (with a matching red camper shell) was seen leaving the area at the time of the incident. At this point in the investigation, it is unknown if the vehicle and its occupants were involved in this violent encounter. Detectives are attempting to identify and locate the owner of the truck as it is currently a “vehicle of interest” in the investigation. This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about this shooting, and anyone with information regarding the red Dodge Ram pickup truck, is encouraged to contact Fullerton Police Detective G. Johnson at (714) 738-6759. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or can visit their website at www.p3tips.com/913. Editor’s Note: Photos of red Dodge Ram pickup truck attached.

Just because the high school football game was cancelled due to rain doesn’t mean we didn’t come to play.....even though we dropped the ball..... 🏈 #TheBallWasWet #Recovered #GloryDaysAreGone #FridayNightLights

Our officers had a great time today at Walk to School day! Thanks to all the schools that invited us to join them! #SmilesForMiles #TheyLovedOurTacticalJungleGym #TakeAWalkItsGoodForYou #NationalWalkToSchoolDay