Milpitas Police Department

  • Agency: Milpitas Police Department
  • Address: 1275 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, 95035 CA
  • Chief: Dennis Graham (Chief of Police)

Milpitas Police Department is located at 1275 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, 95035 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Dennis Graham. The Milpitas Police Department phone number is (408) 586-2400.

Milpitas Police Department News

‪THANK YOU Milpitas! You disposed of 215 pounds of unused/expired prescription drugs. We appreciate your participation in today’s Drug Take Back Event.

Officer Sanchez has been keeping busy this week stopping by community events throughout the city. Today she’s at the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association Halloween event at Augustine Park hanging out with superheroes and future police officers. Stop by and say hi to her!

Officer Sanchez & friends are having a great time tonight at the John Sinnott Elementary School’s Fall Fest 2018. What a great way to kickoff the weekend.

Reminder: Drug Take Back Event - Saturday October 27th Don't forget, this Saturday October 27th from 10am to 2pm the Milpitas Police Department will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs at the police department located at 1275 N. Milpitas Bl.

Come out and join us for our inaugural Coffee with a Cop! No agenda, no speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your community! We hope to see you Friday, November 9th, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Peet's Coffee, 543 E. Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas.

UPDATE: Police Activity in the area of Coelho St & Diel Dr in Milpitas was concluded at about 10:00pm. Area has been reopened to vehicle traffic. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE - Police Activity Officers are still in the area and Coelho Street is still closed between Coelho Court and Diel Drive. Residents are being escorted home by officers. THERE IS NO PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES related to this investigation.

Police Activity in the area of Coelho St & Diel Dr in Milpitas. There is NO Public Safety issue at this time however access to the area is restricted while we conduct our investigation. We will update when possible. Thank you for your patience.

Sergeant Smith from our Recruitment Team is at Travis AFB Delta Breeze Club today for the Hire G.I. Career Fair from 11am-1pm. For event info: … or go to to find out about a career with the Milpitas Police Department. #BeMilpitasPD

Press Release: MILPITAS POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 27th, 2018, SATURDAY – 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the Milpitas Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Milpitas Police Department at 1275 N. Milpitas Blvd. in Milpitas. The Milpitas Police Department cannot accept needles or sharps, and can only accept pills, patches, and liquids. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. In April 2018, residents turned in over 231 pounds of unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs to the Milpitas Police Department. Americans turned in 474 tons (over 949,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 9.9 million pounds—about 4,900 tons—of prescription drugs. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27th Take Back event, go to the DEA Diversion Control Division website: Press Release By: Sergeant Joseph Heylen #253 Date/Time: October 5, 2018, 8:00 A.M.

Please read the press release below from FEMA regarding tomorrow's planned Emergency Alert Test. Web links have also been added at the bottom of the press release. Nationwide Emergency Alert Test Planned for Oct. 3; Test Messages Will be Sent to Cell Phones, TV and Radio Release date: October 2, 2018 Release Number: HQ-18-139 WASHINGTON – FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The WEA portion of the test, which will be sent to consumer cell phones, will begin at 2:18 p.m. EDT. The EAS portion of the test, which will be sent to radio and television, will follow at 2:20 p.m. EDT. This will be the fourth nationwide EAS test and the first nationwide WEA test. In light of the upcoming test, the agencies share the following key informational points: THE BASICS WHY: The purpose of the test is to ensure that EAS and WEA are both effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level. Periodic testing of public alert and warning systems helps to assess the operational readiness of alerting infrastructure and to identify any needed technological and administrative improvements. HOW: The EAS and WEA test messages will be sent using FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), a centralized Internet-based system administered by FEMA that enables authorities to send authenticated emergency messages to the public through multiple communications networks. WHO: FEMA will administer the test, in cooperation with the FCC and the National Weather Service, and with the participation of the communications industry. WHEN: October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT on cell phones and 2:20 p.m. EDT on TV and radio. (This is the test back-up date; the test was previously postponed due to response efforts to Hurricane Florence.) NATIONWIDE ALERT TEST TO CELL PHONES THE WIRELESS ALERT TEST MESSAGE: The WEA test message will appear on consumers’ phones and read, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” Phones will display this national test using the header “Presidential Alert.” These nationwide alerts, established pursuant to the WARN Act of 2006, are meant for use in a national emergency and are the only type of alert that can be sent simultaneously nationwide by FEMA. RECIPIENTS: Many members of the public will receive the WEA test message on their cell phones. Specifically, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT, cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes. During this time, WEA-compatible wireless phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA, should be capable of receiving the test message. Wireless phones should receive the message only once. BACKGROUND ON SYSTEM: The WEA system, launched in 2012, is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. Alerts are created and sent by authorized federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governmental agencies through IPAWS to participating wireless providers, which deliver the alerts to compatible handsets in geo-targeted areas. To help ensure that WEA alerts are accessible to the entire public, including people with disabilities, WEA alerts are accompanied by a unique tone and vibration. The national WEA test will use the same special tone and vibration. In the event of a national emergency, a Presidential WEA alert would be issued at the direction of the President and/or his/her designee, and activated by FEMA. NATIONWIDE TV AND RADIO ALERT TEST TV & RADIO ALERT TEST: The EAS portion of the test is scheduled to last approximately one minute and will be conducted with the participation of radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers (“EAS participants”). THE TV & RADIO TEST MESSAGE: The EAS test message will be similar to the regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. It will state: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.” BILINGUAL: The EAS test message will be transmitted in both English and Spanish, with EAS participants deciding which version to use for their communities. BACKGROUND ON SYSTEM: Emergency alerts are created and sent by authorized federal, state, local, tribal and territorial government agencies. EAS participants receive the alerts through IPAWS or through local “over the air” monitoring sources. EAS participants then disseminate the emergency alerts to affected communities. The FCC prescribes technical and procedural rules for communications providers’ participation in this process. FEMA and the FCC have engaged in significant coordination with EAS participants, wireless providers, emergency managers, and other stakeholders in preparation for this EAS-WEA national test to minimize confusion and to maximize the public safety value of the test. The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster, including requirements to help ensure that televised EAS messages are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

A big Thank You to our Recruitment Team for their work today at two separate events far from home. Sergeant Smith & Officer Brasil were at the FBI Los Angeles field office for a career fair while Officer Sanchez & Officer Jackman were in Oakland at Merritt College for entry level police officer testing. Since it’s inception, the Recruitment Team, led by Sergeant Smith, has been working hard every month attending numerous events, visiting colleges and Academies throughout California in an effort to find qualified, bright, and motivated individuals to join Milpitas PD to serve our great community. The work of the Recruitment Team is greatly appreciated. Are you interested in a career with the Milpitas Police Department? Visit for information.

The Milpitas Police Department Recruitment Team is definitely keeping busy looking for motivated and qualified individuals ready to serve the City of Milpitas. Our team is in Los Angeles today and in Oakland at Merritt College (12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, Parking Lot E) for entry level Police Officer testing Written (Pellet-B) & Physical Agility (WSTB) from 830a-200p. Stop by and talk with our team to find out about a career with the Milpitas Police Department.

Our Recruitment Team will be at Federal Building in Los Angeles on Saturday September 29th for the FBI Los Angeles Field Office's "Law Enforcement & First Responders Career Fair." They will be there from 10:00am to 1:00pm. If you're in the Los Angeles area or know anyone who is and might be interested, click here for event info: Unable to make it to Los Angeles but interested in a career with the Milpitas Police Department? Click here for more information:

Did you know...The Milpitas Police Department is full service? Did you know that the Milpitas Police Department is proud to be one of the few full service police departments in the Bay Area? The Milpitas Police Department is here to assist you, whether you are a resident, business owner, employee, or visitor. When you are here, you are part of our community. Whether it’s quality of life issues, real or perceived crime, we want you to reach out to us. And, you can always remain anonymous! To report emergencies or crimes in progress, dial 9-1-1. For prior crimes or for general police services, please call our receptionist at (408) 586-2400, our Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500, or report online at

Just a reminder that our third community meeting regarding the Milpitas Police Department's MedEvac will take place tomorrow morning, Saturday September 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the SJCC Extension Campus (Classroom #1) located at 1450 Escuela Parkway. Hope you can make it.

This evening The Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild presented Chief Corpuz with a quilt for the Milpitas Police Department. The quilt was made by hand with each of the SVMQG members contributing to it. The quilt we be displayed proudly within the police department. A big Thank You to the SVMQG for their generosity and support of the Milpitas Police Department.

Reminder: Tomorrow Monday September 17 from 6pm to 8pm at Sinnott Elementary School (Multi-Purpose Room) is the second of our three community meetings to discuss the MedEvac. Hope you can make it.

Meet the new members of the Milpitas Police Department. Officer Rakia Falcon (Badge #324) and Officer Mychal Huynh (Badge #323) (pic L-R). Last Thursday they were sworn in by Chief Corpuz at a ceremony attended by their family, friends, new coworkers in addition to members of the City of Milpitas City Council and City of Milpitas staff. The duo will complete a two week in-house training program and then enter our Field Training Program. Congratulations Rakia and Mychal and welcome to Milpitas PD! Want to be like Rakia and Mychal? Have an interest in law enforcement? Interested in a career with Milpitas PD? Visit for more information.

Today is the first of three community meetings to discuss the MedEvac. We are at Zanker Elementary in the Learning Center. Hope you can make it.