Downey Police Department

  • Agency: Downey Police Department
  • Address: 10911 Brookshire Ave, Downey, 90241 CA
  • Chief: John C. Finch (Chief of Police)
Phone: 562-861-0771

Downey Police Department is located at 10911 Brookshire Ave, Downey, 90241 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is John C. Finch. The Downey Police Department phone number is 562-861-0771.

Downey Police Department News

To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you (pictured are Downey Police Officers who died in the line of duty, Ricardo Galvez, U.S. Marines and Wayne Presley, U.S. Navy).

The Downey Federal Credit Union (DFCU) actively participated with us during the PInk Patch Project. DFCU purchased pink patch shirts for their employees and wore them at work during the month of Octoer. DFCU also purchased other pink patch project items and raised money through donation and other activities. Today, DFCU presented us with a check for $1,110.63. This money will be donated to City of Hope for cancer research. Our partnership with DFCU is truly appreciated.

Yesterday was a great day at the Police Department. Besides swearing in a lateral officer earlier in the day, we had another graduate from the Orange County Sheriff's Academy last night. D.P.D. would like to welcome Officer Nathan Ampudia who is pictured with Chief Charles and other members of the department. We want to wish Nathan a long, safe career. Welcome to the Family!

The police department would like to welcome our newest Police Officer, David Gallo, who lateraled to us from the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department. He is pictured with Chief Charles after being sworn in earlier today. David will begin his field training next week. We wish him a long and safe career. Welcome to the DPD family David!

Press Release The Downey Police Department

Need to dispose of old prescription drugs? DPD personnel will be in the West Parking Lot of the Police station until 2pm today accepting old or unwanted prescriptions drugs for disposal. You don’t need to get out of your car, simply drive through the lot and we will accept them at your window.

With property crimes always a concern, our officers are always out looking for thieves in possession of stolen items and cars. Moments ago, we located this stolen vehicle being driven down Firestone Boulevard. Officers stopped the vehicle, arrested the driver and recovered the vehicle so it could be returned to its rightful owner. We appreciate the patience of everyone who had to wait while we had Firestone Boulevard momentarily closed during the arrest, but traffic is now back to normal.

Members of the Downey Police Department are at the Rio Hondo Country Club supporting Gangs out of Downey during the annual Officer Ricky Galvez Memorial Golf Tournament. Come down and support a great organization that does amazing things in our community.

Come out to Dunkin' Donuts this morning before 10:00 am and help Downey officers support Special Olympics Southern California. This fundraiser for the Special Olympics Southern California encourages the community to come out and have your morning cup of coffee with a Downey Police Officer as we raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes. #CopOnARoof #SOSCLETR

Last night, the Downey and Whittier Police Department’s worked a joint “Minor Decoy” operation as part of a multi-jurisdictional grant the agencies received from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). A minor decoy operation consists of a minor, under 20-years of age, entering an ABC licensed establishment and attempting to purchase alcohol. During this operation, two clerks were cited for selling alcohol to the undercover decoy in the presence of officers. The Department’s will be conducting similar operations throughout the next year. For further information on the ABC "Decoy" operation program, refer to the attached link:

We appreciate all of the support that the community has given us with our participation in the Pink Patch Project, which brings attention to the fight against breast cancer and supports cancer research organizations. Today our officers were able to meet with some of the staff members at Rio San Gabriel Elementary who are supporting us today by wearing our Pink Patch Project shirts. It is great to have such a great working relationship with Rio San Gabriel Elementary and all of the Downey Unified School District.

At approximately 2:20 p.m., an alert resident noticed two males going into a neighbor's backyard in the 12200 block of Marbel Street and reported it to our dispatchers. As officers arrived, the two subjects fled the location on foot. One of the suspects was immediately apprehended, while the second suspect was located in the garage of an ajacent residence. Both subjects were arrested for residential burglary. Great job of a local resident helping our officers get two burglars off the street.

On Friday, October 20th, The Downey Police Department hosted two “Responsible Beverage Service” training classes for businesses that have Alcohol Beverage and Control licenses in the cities of Downey and Bell Gardens. All licensed businesses within the cities were invited to attend the training which provided information and awareness regrading ABC rules and regulations and also highlighted the problems associated with underage drinking and selling of alcohol to minors. A morning session was conducted in English and the afternoon session in Spanish. A special thanks to former ABC Agent, and current Bell Gardens Police Department Sergeant, Paul Camacho, who was the keynote speaker for the training.

Currently, officers are on scene (Firestone & Brookshire) of a multiple car traffic collision, involving an overturned vehicle and injuries. The intersection has been shut down. Please take an alternate route.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar last night in support of our Officers Serving For A Cure event. The event was well attended resulting in dialogue about the Pink Patch Project and raising funds which will be donated to City of Hope for cancer research. A special thank you goes out to the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar staff who were extremely welcoming. Our officers especially appreciate all of the servers they worked with and have a newfound respect for the job they do every day. Without their support, the event would not have been the success it was! #pinkpatchproject

On Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., our officers will be volunteering as servers at The Lazy Dog Café in support of the Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort with more than 175 agencies nationwide and is designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support cancer research organizations. Any tips the officers receive will be donated to a local cancer research organization. Shirts, a pink version of our patch, and challenge coins will also be available for purchase at the event. For further information, please contact Lieutenant Loughner at or 562-904-2346. #pinkpatchproject