Pacifica Police Department

  • Agency: Pacifica Police Department
  • Address: 2075 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, 94044-3038 CA
  • Chief: James A Saunders (Chief of Police)

Pacifica Police Department is located at 2075 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, 94044-3038 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is James A Saunders. The Pacifica Police Department phone number is 650-738-7314.

Pacifica Police Department News

Caltrans Nighttime Closures of Highway 1 Return this Week There will again be a planned nighttime closure of Highway 1 in both directions on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14 from 10 PM-7 AM. These closures will be located between Clarendon Road and Paloma Ave. to accommodate the ongoing work on the San Jose Ave. pedestrian overpass. Southbound traffic will be detoured around these closures onto Francisco Blvd. and northbound traffic onto Oceana Blvd. Please plan your travel during these times of night accordingly and please drive safely.

Pacifica PD awarded grant from California OTS to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in our city. Learn more at the link below

You and your family can be better prepared by registering with SMC ALERT to receive important information in the event of a natural disaster or major emergency. SMC ALERT is the primary means of communication used by the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES), the Pacifica Police Department, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services, to alert our communities to major traffic events, critical incidents, and emergencies. Sign up for SMC ALERT today. To learn more or to register go to or just text your your zip code to 888777.

Don't's time to set your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed tonight.....enjoy the extra hour of sleep.....

Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids, but a worrisome one for parents. To help make Halloween a treat, follow these safety tips; MOTORISTS Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle, especially at night. Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic. ADULTS • Make sure the path to your door is clear, welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and turn on any exterior lights. • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to your police department immediately. Call 9-1-1. • Do not give homemade or unwrapped treats to children. TRICK OR TREAT TIPS Make sure your kids dress up safely • Make sure costumes are flame retardant so children aren't in danger near burning jack-o-lanterns. • Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night. • Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and they can obstruct a child's vision, a dangerous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps. • Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes. Make trick-or-treating trouble free • Create a map of a safe trick-or treating route and set a time limit for your children to “trick-or-treat”. • Trick-or-treaters should always be in groups so they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany young children. • Make sure older kids trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so you will know where they are going. Tell them to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. • Try to get your kids to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If it's dark, make sure someone has a flashlight, add reflective tape to costumes and bags, and pick well-lighted streets. • Do not go inside anyone’s home. Remain on the porch at all times. • Do not accept rides from strangers and be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not. • Remind kids to keep a safe distance from moving cars. • Cross only at street corners, never between parked cars, and never diagonally across an intersection. • Look in all directions before crossing the street, and obey all traffic signals. Walk, never run, across the street, and use sidewalks, not the street, for walking. • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Check all treats before eating • It's hard for kids to hold back from eating their treats until they get home. One way to keep trick-or-treaters from digging in while they're still out is to feed them a meal or a snack beforehand. • Check out all candy in a well-lighted place when your trick-or-treater gets home. • What to eat? Only unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Don't forget to inspect fruit and homemade goodies for anything suspicious. By all means remind kids not to eat everything at once or they'll be feeling pretty ghoulish for while! • Do not permit your children to wear cumbersome, floor length or vision-impairing costumes. • Reflectorized stripes make your costume more visible. • In lieu of masks, we recommend face make up. • Wear comfortable, safe shoes. Have a fun and safe Halloween!

When our officers show up and ask someone to get in the backseat, we aren't usually greeted by smiles like we were this morning. Sergeant Glasgo was happy to give these two raffle winners a ride to school in a patrol vehicle.

Kicking off Red Ribbon Week 2018 today. Life is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free! To learn more go to #RedRibbonWeek

TEXT to 911

TEXT to 911 is Here! In a press conference today led by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Mateo County Police Chiefs and San Mateo Communication Managers, TEXT to 911 was officially rolled out in San Mateo County. With this feature, you can text message to 911 to report an emergency. It is important to remember that voice calls are always the preferred method of communication, so...."CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T" Here are some helpful tips when using the Text to 911 service:  Always provide the exact location of the emergency  Text messages should be brief and easy to understand  Do not use abbreviations, emojis or slang  Remember that the ability to send/receive images and videos is limited and often dependent on the cellular provider  Texts can only be received in English at this time - this service will be available in additional languages in the near future Please follow the link below for further information:

Pacifica Police and North County Fire Departments enjoying Fog Fest! C’mon down!

Because of the diligent work of Pacifica PD Detectives, SMCO Sheriff Detectives, FBI Investigators and the SMCO DA's Office, this career criminal will never see the light of day outside of prison walls. For those who were living in Pacifica in the mid-1970s, they remember a time of fear when (5) young women were raped and murdered in San Mateo County in a (4) month period. (2) of these victims were found deceased in Pacifica. A sad chapter has come to an end with justice being served. A big thank you to those who contributed to this successful outcome!

Caltrans has issued the following traffic advisory for Pacifica: PACIFICA – As part of the project to repave Highway 1 in Pacifica, Caltrans will remove loop detectors in the pavement at Reina Del Mar and Linda Mar Boulevards in Pacifica in the early morning hours of Monday, August 20, 2018, which will affect the signal timing at the intersections. Caltrans places loop detectors in the pavement at intersections to register the presence, and often, the number of vehicles waiting at a signal light. The loop detectors send input to traffic signals, which correspondingly adjust the timing of the red, yellow and green cycles. Before repaving, Caltrans must grind down the old pavement at the Reina Del Mar and Linda Mar intersection, which will destroy the loop detectors. Until Caltrans installs, paves over, and activates new loop detectors at the intersections, the traffic signals will operate at a default setting, potentially causing back-ups.

Captain Clements addresses the community members of the Rosita Rd. townhomes during a visit for National Night Out. Thank you for your hospitality and community partnership! #NNO2018

K-9 Hacker loved giving doggie kisses to a young community member during National Night Out. #NNO2018

The residents of the 700 block of Moana Way welcomed us to their National Night Out celebration last night! #NNO2018

An important part of a Police Officer's job is interacting with community members. Officer Sheedy takes the time to interact with ALL community members.😀

Tonight, staff from the Pacifica Police Department and City Manager Woodhouse had the privilege of attending the San Bruno City Council meeting where first responders to the YouTube shooting were recognized. Officer Joe Gomez, who was recently awarded the Pacifica Police Department Lifesaving Medal for saving the life a a shooting victim at this scene, received special recognition from San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini and the San Bruno City Council. We are grateful to work in a County where law enforcement agencies come to gether in unison during time of emergency.

On this Memorial Day, we pause to reflect on those who have selflessly paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Today, we reflect on the men and women who have lost their lives protecting and serving our communities. We are grateful for their service, and commit to never letting their memories be forgotten.

Today, the department welcomed its newest member, Officer Lawrence Ngai. Chief Steidle presented Officer Ngai with his Police Academy certificate today at his academy graduation. Officer Ngai previously served in Pacifica as a Code Enforcement Officer with the Planning Department. Welcome Officer Ngai!

Crews are already on site this morning preparing for the removal of the boat that was beached Saturday night on Linda Mar Beach. Surf conditions permitting, a tugboat will tow it off the beach around noon today.

Boat Recovery Delayed- Due to surf conditions this evening, the recovery of the boat at Linda Mar Beach planned for this evening has been postponed until Wednesday afternoon.

Thank you to the Communications Center team at South San Francisco PD who serve Pacifica and help our officers keep our community safe.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Each year, we take this week to honor and thank the men and women who communicate with the officers on the radio and take life and death 911 calls. These incredible people are the lifeline for both officers and our community members. Since 2011, the Pacifica Police Department has contracted with the South San Francisco Police Department for these services. We enjoy an excellent partnership with them as they provide us with quality services. To our public safety dispatchers, THANK YOU for all you do for us each and every day!