Gardena Police Department

  • Agency: Gardena Police Department
  • Address: 1718 West 162nd Street, Gardena, 90247 CA
  • Chief: Ed Medrano (Chief of Police)
Phone: (310) 217-9670

Gardena Police Department is located at 1718 West 162nd Street, Gardena, 90247 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ed Medrano. The Gardena Police Department phone number is (310) 217-9670.

Gardena Police Department News

Press Release- Thursday, March 8th Serra high school student arrested for criminal threats using social media. Recovered at the home were multiple firearms and ammunition.

The other night, thanks to a sharp eyed citizen, our officers were alerted to a potential burglary of a local body shop (Rosecrans/Halldale). The citizen noticed three subjects using crowbar getting into the business. When the police arrived the suspects led officers on a short pursuit until they crashed into a parked car. The suspects then fled on foot and all three were ultimately captured. After looking into the car we discovered that the suspects took the business safe containing the loot. All three were charged with commercial burglary. This serves as a reminder that if you have a safe make sure it is bolted to the ground.

It is unfortunate we have to conduct speed enforcement and issue citations. We hope that everyone, and most do, drive within the speed limit. But after the horrific crash on Saturday night that left one dead and others, including animals injured, we needed to take the extra step of conducting speed enforcement in the area of 135th St and Normandie Ave. These are a couple of the results. Please remember to give yourselves extra time and please, please don’t drink and drive. The life you save may be your own. Over 60MPH in a 35MPH Zone...not ok! #Alwaysoutthere #Uber #Lyft #Taxi #Callafriend

More neighborhood heroes! — Last night at about 11:40PM, 9-1-1 calls began pouring in regarding a traffic collision in the 1500 block of W. 135th Street. A vehicle traveling at a very high speed had collided into a pole, a wall, and ultimately crashed into a mobile home where an elderly woman and her son reside. The car and trailer home caught fire with the driver trapped, and two residents inside the mobile home. The son was able to get out, however the 80 year old woman became trapped. Courageous neighbors heard her calls for help, broke out a window, and pulled her to safety! Tragically, the driver of the vehicle died at the scene, but no doubt a life was saved by those heroes who didn’t hesitate to put themselves in harms way to save one of their neighbors!

This seminar is the first one in our new Community Education Series. Please come, if you’d like to learn what you can expect and what to do in an active shooter situation. Space is limited, so reserve your seat soon! We are in the process of planning future classes for the GPD Community Education Series. These classes may include basic first aid, basic self defense, and of course our Citizens Academy. Get involved! Hope to see you there!

We Remind everyone to drive safely. Serious injury car collisions are on the rise this year!

Reserve you seat for this years State of the City address "Vision Today, Realities Tomorrow". For more information visit or call (310) 217-9507. To Register -

Come on down and join us at the Community Forum. We are just getting ready to start.

Our annual Community Forum is TOMORROW! Join the Gardena Police Department Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Nakaoka Community Center to discuss district policing, crime statistics & trends, and goals for 2018. We hope to see you all there!

Great District meeting at Cross Roads Church in District 2. Lt. Brock discussing crime.

The dynamic duo struck again! Partners Officer Pech and Officer V.Saldana were in the area of Crenshaw Blvd and Rosecrans Ave. when they located a car used in several armed robberies. The car was occupied by four individuals and after a felony traffic stop was conducted, they were all arrested. Nobody was injured during the arrest and our citizens can sleep safer at night. And guess what? The night before, the Pech and Saldana Team located two individuals in a vehicle used in a shooting! Those two were arrested as well. When you're hot you're hot! LOL!

Congrats Yo-Way sandwiches for making Yelps top 100! Every time we go there the food is great and the service is better. All our restaurants have put Gardena on the map in the Southbay. Best place to live, eat and work...

One, . . . Two, . . . Three, . . . PUSH!😂 Early this morning, Officer Avalos stumbled across a traffic collision along Rosecrans Avenue. After he determined no one was hurt, Officer Avalos helped push the disabled vehicle out of the way of passing traffic. It’s a good thing he skipped his workout this morning! 😂😂 Happy Friday! Be safe everyone!

Our annual Community Forum is less than a week away! Join the Gardena Police Department Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Nakaoka Community Center to discuss district policing, crime statistics & trends, and goals for 2018. We hope to see you all there!

Thanks to everyone who made it to Coffee with a Cop last night! #☕witha👮‍♂️

Come out an join us at the Gardena/Torrance Coffee with a Cop. We will be here until 8pm.

Come join Gardena PD & Torrance PD at Starbucks (1759 W Artesia Blvd) for Coffee with a Cop! We will be here until 8PM! #☕️witha👮🏼

Another use for a drone... While assisting Torrance PD with a felony type stop of a stolen vehicle it was found that the passenger in the stolen vehicle was not cooperating with Police instructions. We could see him, but even with the use of bullhorns he would not comply. Was he waiting for officers to leave cover so he could shoot them? We call this a barricaded subject and sometimes K9s as well as SWAT are deployed. Luckily, Torrance had a small drone on hand. (Small white object next to door). A little bit different than the last one you saw. This little drone was able to come up alongside the vehicle without having our officers endangered. The drone was able to look into the car and observe the subject was possibly sleeping. Luckily for everyone, he was taken into custody without incident. Technology certainly has come a long way...

Make sure to stop by our joint Coffee With a Cop with Torrance Police Department tomorrow evening! #☕witha👮‍♂️

This Post comes from our partners at the Torrance Police Department. Gardena Police Officer Paik is our newest sworn Police Officer. He just graduated from the Orange County Sheriffs Academy and will be hitting the streets this week. Please welcome him to our city when you seen him!

Gardena Police Department’s K9 Amir to get body armor Gardena Police Department’s K9 Amir will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Amir’s vest is sponsored by The Hausman Family Foundation and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by the Hausman Family Foundation”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,800 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.4 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. Amir is a Czech Shepard that was born in 2015. Amir is trained in obedience, area and building searches, evidence search, handler protection and suspect apprehension. This donation from Vested Interest in K9s will help to keep Amir safe while he is working with the officers of the Gardena PD! Many thanks to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc!

Our annual Community Forum is 2 weeks away! Join the Gardena Police Department Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Nakaoka Community Center to discuss district policing, crime statistics & trends, and goals for 2018. We hope to see you all there!

Update 3/6/18- We just got word that Philo aka Dale is going to be transferred to a rescue organization in Canada. We will fill you in when he gets settled into his new home. Update: Here is Dale's aka Philo's info. Let's see if we can get him a good home. Update: The veterinarian said he’s about 6 years old. He is really thin and needs to eat. Dale appears to be blind but otherwise healthy. He will be at the Carson shelter and available for adoption on February 14th. Not all police work is about catching the bad guys. Sometimes police work is about finding the little ones in need of help. While driving in the area of Halldale Ave and 132nd St, Officer Ruvalcaba saw this little guy (nicknamed Dale) abandoned and tied to the back of a pickup truck. Dale looked scared and malnourished. Officer Ruvalcaba took care of Dale and provided him with food and water until LA Animal Control arrived. We wish Dale a speedy recovery and hopefully he finds a loving home soon.

Our next Coffee with a Cop event is 9 DAYS AWAY!! Join Gardena PD, along with Torrance PD, on Wednesday, February 21 for Coffee with a Cop. We hope to see you there!