Huntington Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Huntington Beach Police Department
  • Address: 2000 Main St, Huntington Beach, 92648 CA
  • Chief: Kenneth W Small (Chief of Police)
Phone: 714-960-8843
Fax: (714) 536-5605

Huntington Beach Police Department is located at 2000 Main St, Huntington Beach, 92648 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Kenneth W Small. The Huntington Beach Police Department phone number is 714-960-8843.

Huntington Beach Police Department News

It's not too late to pick up some pink HBPD swag at the police department at 2000 Main Street! Come in to the front desk to purchase your pink patch, pink challenge coin, t-shirt, or lapel pin to help support the Pink Patch Project. Hurry in before everything is sold out! If you want to shop online...don't forget we also have all of our items available on the City of Hope's website under "Pink Patch Project." Either way...pick up your pink gear today!☺️

Marco wants everyone to have a spooky (yet safe) Halloween weekend! 🎃 We know many of you will be attending costume parties and getting together at some of our local establishments, so please remember to plan ahead for a designated driver, take a rideshare, or even hail a taxi no matter where you go! This can be a very dangerous weekend when people choose to drive while intoxicated or impaired.☠️ Have a plan and stick to it! Take Marco's advice and don't choose tricks...chews treats! 😂 Here's to a booooo-tiful and spooktacular weekend! 👻

How cute is this little guy in his Halloween costume!?! 😍 Koa loves to watch Henry the street sweeper and the Parking Control Officers so much he decided to show his appreciation for the work they do for Halloween this year! 🎃 And here’s our proof...parking control officers are not always the bad guys! 😁😉 #hbpd #communityhelpers #kidsarewatching #nowedontneedallthenegativecommentsabouthowmanyticketsyouhave #doingtheirjobs #halloween

This Saturday is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs. If you have any prescription drugs that you would like to turn in, please come to our front lobby this Saturday between 10am - 2pm. This turn in date is part of a national event, but if you can't come during those hours, remember you can drop off your unwanted prescriptions any time our front desk is open. Here are some general guidelines: -No liquids -No patches / syringes / inhalers -No pill bottles -Please empty out all pills into a plastic bag for disposal (this includes taking pills out of blister packs) For more information about this program, check out the information provided by the DEA at

Thanks for an amazing weekend @pacificairshow and everyone who came down to the beach to enjoy the show! It was a fun and peaceful weekend...see you next year!

Day 3 of the @pacificairshow and we are still going strong. We couldn’t possibly have a successful weekend without help from our friends. @santaana_pd @irvinepolice @anaheimpd 🐴👮🏻‍♀️👮🏻‍♂️ Hope everyone has a great day, and enjoy the show!! 🇺🇸✈️ @ Huntington Beach, California

All these people and no major incidents...way to keep it classy Huntington Beach! 👍🏼☺️🙌🏼

Heading out to the @pacificairshow tomorrow? We will be there! You can find us on foot, on horseback, in the water, and in vehicles. We are probably even places you don’t see us. 👀 We want everyone to have a safe and fun weekend, so make sure if you see anything suspicious...say something. See you tomorrow! #hbpd #pacificairshow #seesomethingsaysomething #wewillseeyouevenifyoudontseeus #bestjobever

You've heard of Coffee with a Cop, Cones with a Cop, and now how about Pizza with the Police? 🍕👮🏻‍♂️ We can even get fancy and call it Pizza with the Po Po. 😜 Whatever you call it, join us tomorrow, October 20 between 2-4pm at the MOD Pizza located at Bella Terra. We will have officers at the location to answer any questions you may have about the department, our city, or even just to say hello. And if you want to meet K9 Dingo, he will be there too! 🐶 Just like Coffee with a Cop, there's no agenda, just a chance for you to visit with members of the HBPD...and have a slice or two of pizza. Stop in on your way back from the airshow, or even on your way there. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! 👍🏼

It’s the final push into the weekend and the @pacificairshow! We are so excited to welcome the pilots, their crews, and all of the visitors to our City for this event! Remember there will be LOUD jet noise starting today around 1pm. We are looking forward to a safe and fun event this weekend! #hbpd #pacificairshow #almosttheweekend #itsprobablymorefuntoflythanpush

It's finally here! The Great Pacific Airshow returns this weekend to Huntington Beach and will run 11:30am-4:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 - 21. For anyone new to the area or to anyone visiting our City this weekend, the jet noise will be LOUD. Please make sure to make accommodations for anyone who may be disturbed, including pets. Loud jet noise is anticipated toward the end of the show each day. Please do NOT call 911 unless you have a life threatening emergency. The Thunderbird team will participate in a practice flight taking place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1pm - 2pm, so please be prepared for this as early as tomorrow morning. Remember this is a NO DRONE ZONE. Temporary Flight Restrictions are in place beginning tomorrow and continue throughout the weekend. The City welcomes you to come and enjoy this patriotic, family-friendly show. If you have any questions about where to go, what to bring, how to purchase tickets, or the schedule of events, visit You can also download the City of HB app in the Apple or Google Play store. You may call 714-536-5985 if you would like to leave feedback, leave a message and someone will review messages and respond accordingly.

Have you seen our pink patrol car around town yet? If you haven't, and you want to get a look at it up close and in person, join us today and tomorrow for lunch and dinner at California Pizza Kitchen at Bella Terra! We will have our Breast Cancer Awareness Month pink car on display, plus you can purchase a pink patch, a pink lapel pin, a pink challenge coin...AND when you purchase dine in or to go food from the restaurant, they will donate 20% of all proceeds to breast cancer research and awareness. This is a serious win-win! We will be there from 11am-1:30pm and 5pm-8pm both today and tomorrow. Come out and support HBPD and the Pink Patch Project - we look forward to seeing you there!

Today we marked an important piece in the history of the Huntington Beach Police Department by unveiling a street sign to memorialize one of our fallen officers. Officer Leo Roy "LeRoy" Darst was killed less than one week after he began his career as an officer. On October 12, 1928, on a rainy Friday morning, Officer LeRoy Darst and his partner W.L. Evans, were driving southbound on Main Street on their way to assist at a traffic collision. The first rain of the season made driving treacherous, and as Officer Evans approached the intersection of Main Street at Crest Street, he applied the brakes. The slippery conditions caused the police car to swerve across the street and collide with another car. Officer Darst was knocked unconscious and died from injuries sustained in the accident on October 13, 1928. Officer Darst was the first Huntington Beach Police Officer to die in the line of duty at our department, after just four days on the job. LeRoy, who was 43 years old, was survived by his wife Helen, and two daughters, Jacqueline and Bonnie. The sign is in the same location where Officer Darst paid the ultimate sacrifice, which will help all of us remember and honor his service to our community. This is the first of three signs that will be hung throughout our city. The next "Fallen Officer" ceremonies will be November 19 and December 1.

Recently we have seen a surge in burglaries from storage units, especially in the northeastern portion of our city. Detectives have been working diligently to investigate these crimes along with extra vigilance by patrol units to try and put a stop to these thefts. This past week, an astute officer working in the area of 8800 Riverbend Drive located a subject who was acting suspiciously near the storage facility in that area. After conducting their investigation, the officers on scene contacted detectives, who were able to determine some of the items in the subject's possession were taken in other burglaries. The subject, Richard Roberts, a 35 year old from Huntington Beach, was arrested and charged with burglary and possession of stolen property. The identified property was returned to the rightful owners and Roberts was booked in our jail. In this case, we are still identifying property and hope to return more items to the victims. This is a great example of patrol officers and investigators working together to solve crime in our community! This is also a good reminder to consider which items you choose to put in a storage facility. Quite often, the possessions that hold sentimental value to you mean nothing to thieves. These items are generally thrown away by the suspect. We understand some of you don't have a choice but to put your belongings into storage. In such cases, please make sure you choose a good company and consider the following when choosing a storage facility: 1. Check for security cameras at the entrance/exit gates and throughout the facility. 2. Ask the rental office about whether or not their cameras are functioning and recording. 3. Consider who can get access to the facility at all hours of the day and night. 4. Ensure you are using a quality lock. 5. Check on your storage unit on a regular basis. If you notice someone acting suspicious at a storage facility, please do not hesitate to contact us. And if you're ever the victim of a storage theft, please call us right away! We hope if you help us share this information our community will be more aware when choosing a secure facility to store their property with and take action to secure possessions in the best way possible.

Officer Involved Shooting: On 10/11/18 at about 12:30am, officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department located a stolen vehicle in our city. The suspects fled from officers and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit terminated in the area of 12th Street and Palm Avenue, and the two suspects then fled on foot from the vehicle. One suspect was taken into custody, and the second suspect was involved in an officer involved shooting. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and treated for gunshot wounds, where he later died from his injuries. No officers were injured in the incident. A gun was located on scene, and the investigation is ongoing. Per department protocol, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation. All further inquiries will be handled by their agency.

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at the Huntington Beach Police Department, we support the Pink Patch Project, which is a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. We have created a Huntington Beach PD pink patch, lapel pin, challenge coins and a t-shirt, which are all available to the public to purchase. Any time the front desk is open, you can come in and buy them directly from us (cash only). The prices are as follows: • Lapel pins $5 • Pink HBPD patches $10 • Challenge Coins $15 • HB Pink Patch shirts $20 Exact payment amount is appreciated. You can also purchase all of this merchandise on the City of Hope website under their "Pink Patch Project" tab. That way if you are not from the area, or you prefer to pay with a credit card, you have additional options. Also attached is the HBPD Pink Patch Project fundraiser in coordination with California Pizza Kitchen. We will receive 20% of all food and beverage sales to each organization we have chosen to support. We are asking citizens to come join us at CPK and present the flyer to allow us to receive a portion of their bill back as a contribution. We will also have a table with merchandise for sale during the lunch and dinner hours at CPK. This year, we are supporting both BRIGHT PINK and CITY OF HOPE. Please support our efforts to raise awareness for breast cancer research. We look forward to seeing you at CPK next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 16th and 17th!

Tomorrow is the big day for our 5th Annual Tip-A-Cop event at Bella Terra! We will be taking over both Islands and CPK, so plan to visit us at one or both spots! We're thinking appetizers at one and dinner at the other!?! We will be serving dinner alongside Special Olympics Southern California athletes, and we hope to make as much money as possible to give to them at the end of the night! We will be there from 5pm-9pm, and will have lots of chances for YOU to win big as well. Buy a $5 ticket, and your name may be chosen to win one of many prizes...last we checked we had more than $2,000 in prizes donated to us for this fundraiser. You know you don't want to cook dinner tomorrow we will see you then!

***UPDATE - Mary has been located safely! You guys are less than one hour more than 100 people took the time to share our post. It’s exactly this type of help we need to work together in our community to make a difference. Thanks to everyone who posted, shared, and looked for Mary. We are happy she has been returned to her family.*** Critical Missing Suffering from Alzheimer’s Please help us locate 71-year-old Mary Monroe, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Mary was last seen earlier this morning at about 10:30am in the area of Bushard and Atlanta in the 21000 block of Chubasco Lane. Mary is approximately 5’7”, weighs 165 lbs, has brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white shirt with medium length sleeves and black pants. Mary wears an identification bracelet, and has not gone missing in the past. If you see Mary, please contact us at 714-960-8825, or call 911 in the event of an emergency. We appreciate your help in keeping an eye out as well as sharing our post!

Who's getting excited about The Great Pacific Airshow coming to town in just two short weeks!?! In case you need information about the schedule of events, where to purchase tickets, or anything else you're dying to know...check out their page at We know we're looking forward to it, and it's going to be a spectacular event!

Don’t forget about today’s National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 11:18am. Your phone will buzz loudly during this test. The WEA portion of the test commences at 11:18am and the EAS portion follows at 11:20am. The test will assess the operational readiness to distribute a national message using the systems. This is a good reminder that Huntington Beach residents must be prepared for when a disaster happens. We also ask that you sign up for AlertOC to receive emergency notifications from public safety officials. For more information on what you can do to prepare, visit

Press Release - Murder Suspect Arrested Suspect Arrested: Strange, Cynthia Roberta – 64 years old from Irvine. On September 4, 2018 at about 10:57am, Officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the 6800 block of Vista Del Sol Drive in Huntington Beach. They were there to check the welfare of 92-year-old resident Ruth Strange after a reporting party stated they were unable to contact Ruth after going to her residence to pick her up for a doctor’s appointment. Upon entry, officers discovered Ruth Strange deceased at the residence, and detectives immediately began investigating the death due to suspicious circumstances. Over the course of the next four weeks, detectives developed information and evidence leading to a suspect. Earlier today, detectives arrested Cynthia Strange, the victim’s 64-year-old daughter. Cynthia Strange has been booked in the Huntington Beach Jail for Murder. She is currently being held without bail. Due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to release any further details at this time.

*****UPDATE***** 10-4-18 at 8:00AM On 10-3-18 at 3:45PM, an off-duty HBPD officer recognized Sada in the area of Yorktown Ave. and Newland St. Sada was contacted and later reunited with his family. Thank you to those that kept an "eye" out for Sada. No further details are being released at this time. ********** Critical Missing Person We need your help finding this missing person! Angel Sada is a special needs male adult who was last seen by a family member in the area of Delaware and Ellis on October 1, 2018 at about 11:30 am. Sada is 23 years old and has an estimated mental age of 10-17 years old. Sada is Hispanic, has brown hair, is 5’6” and weighs approximately 160 pounds. Sada was last seen wearing a black shirt, black Dickies pants, and grey and black Converse high top shoes. If you have any information regarding the location of Sada, please contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at 714-960-8811 or by calling 9-1-1.

We are asking the public for help in gathering any information regarding several vehicle fires that occurred in our city in the early morning hours on Monday, October 1. An unknown suspect(s) intentionally lit five vehicles on fire between the hours of 2am and 8am. Three of the five were fully engulfed and the other two were damaged by smoke after the fires failed to fully ignite. The Fire Department received the first call at about 2:23am. The second one came in at 2:57am, and the third at 3:22am. The fourth and fifth fires caused damage to the vehicles and were reported around 7:30-8am when their owners went outside to their vehicles in the morning. These fires were set in close proximity to each other. The locations include the 300 block of 14 Street, the 400 block of 16th Street, the 1400 block of Olive Avenue, and the 400 and 500 blocks of 19th Street. If you live in these areas and have surveillance video (cameras, Ring Doorbell, etc.), please review your files and report any suspicious activity to us. This could include a person walking through an alley, someone peering into vehicles, trying door handles, or holding items that might indicate the person was trying to ignite something. Please contact us by calling the Huntington Beach Police Department Hotline at 714-375-5066 with any information that might lead us to a suspect. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may contact the WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Save the date and share our post! We are hosting our 5th annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser on Tuesday, October 9th to help support Special Olympics Southern California. When else can you say a police officer served you dinner? It's the perfect opportunity to interact with officers and Special Olympic Athletes in a fun and relaxed setting. This year we are working with both California Pizza Kitchen and Islands so you can pick which restaurant you want to attend. Both restaurants, which are located at the Bella Terra shopping center located at 7851 Edinger, will donate 20% of their proceeds from the night to Special Olympics Southern California (and this even includes take out orders!). We look forward to serving you, and we will see you there from 5-9pm!

Heads up for some additional construction on the 405 tonight. See the map below for detours and alternate routes.