Glendale Police Department

  • Agency: Glendale Police Department
  • Address: 131 North Isabel Street, Glendale, 91206 CA
  • Chief: Randy Adams (Chief of Police)

Glendale Police Department is located at 131 North Isabel Street, Glendale, 91206 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Randy Adams. The Glendale Police Department phone number is 818.548.4840.

Glendale Police Department News

A view from your public safety partners battling the fire. All can rest easy and enjoy the weekend. @GlendalePD @BurbankCA @MyGlendale @BurbankCA @GlendaleFireCA @BurbankFire

#flashbackfriday Circa 1986. Retired Lt. Rodney Brooks with the GPD Ferrari that was seized in an asset forfeiture drug case. #fbfglendalepd #GlendalePD #police

GPD Officer Luna and Dave from the Home Depot share more security tips relating to padlock and gate security. #GlendalePD #homesecurity #MyGlendale #neighborhoodwatch

Home Security Tips The Glendale Police Department would like to provide home security tips as we enter into the summer months. The warm weather has a natural tendency of drawing residents away from their homes and opportunist burglars taking advantage of an empty house. We encourage residents to be vigilant and report all suspicious activity to the Glendale Police Department immediately by calling 9-1-1. - Always lock your home and be sure you have quality door locks and deadbolts. Lock windows on the first floor, as well as higher levels, even if there is an enclosed or screened-in porch. - It only takes an opportunist burglar seconds to break in through an open door or window and make off with items such as keys, laptops, wallets, purses and mobile phones. - If you have an air conditioner in your window, make sure it is secured and that it is not possible to move the window in order to gain entry. - When leaving for vacation, home owners should maintain a “lived in” appearance at their home. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when you're not at home. - Do not post vacation photos on social media. - It is important to let trusted neighbors know you will be away so they can keep an eye on your home. Also, make arrangements for your mail and newspapers to be picked up. - Place a security bar, sometimes referred to as a “Charlie Bar,” between the patio sliding door and door jam. Don’t assume that the latch on the door is secure enough to ward off a thief. - Flood lights that are triggered by motion are highly recommended. - If you have recently moved into a new home, change all the locks and tumblers. - There are many affordable home security systems that you can monitor via your smart phone. For the most effective security system, conceal all wiring. A professional burglar looks for places where he or she can disconnect/cut the wiring. - Before turning your house key over to a professional house cleaner for several hours, make sure the person is honest and reputable as well as hardworking. Check all references thoroughly. - Trim trees and shrubbery near windows and doors. Consider your landscaping plan in light of your protection needs. - Ask for credentials from any sales-person who requests entry to your home. Ask that their ID be pushed under the door. Many professional burglars use this cover to check out homes. If you're doubtful, check with the person's office before letting him or her in. - If someone comes to your home asking to use your phone, do not let them enter and make the call yourself. - Keep your garage door shut and locked at all times. - Dogs are great deterrents and will often alert you when someone is on your property. The Glendale Police Department offers vacation checks by trained volunteers Monday – Friday. The checks entail a visual check of the home, ensuring that all vehicles, gates and area surrounding the home are intact. There is no cost associated with requesting a vacation check and the requester need only to complete basic information relating to the home and duration of absence. Anyone interested in requesting this service can complete the form on line or contact the Glendale Police Department Staff Services at 818-548-4818 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

#FraudFriday Hidden Costs Could Lurk Beneath Picturesque Vacation Deals Don't let hidden costs and restrictions turn a dream vacation into a disappointment. In the Vacation Discount Scam, underhanded travel businesses offer discounts for airfare, resorts, cruises and other vacation packages, but the deals often include hidden costs or require extra fees to enjoy the full package of benefits. Many times the buyer is forced to sit through high-pressure sales presentations that can last for hours. The quality of the accommodations also can be less than advertised. Some companies even claim to offer free vacation packages that actually have undisclosed costs and restrictions, such as processing fees, peak-season travel charges and departure and arrival taxes. TIPS: • Research vacation companies offering deals with the Better Business Bureau and other sources. • Get everything in writing before providing payment. Read the fine print for hidden costs, restrictions and requirements. Be sure you know the cancellation policy. • Pay with a credit card and put down only a deposit, if possible. Never pay in full for a vacation package with a wire transfer or prepaid debit card. Deputy District Attorney Ryann Gerber Jorban explains how to avoid vacation discount scams in this video: Media Contact: Paul Eakins Public Information Officer 213-257-2000

Sex Offender Arrested for Attempt Residential Burglary On May 21, 2018 at 12:20 p.m., Glendale officers responded to a burglary in progress in the 700 block of Avonglen Terrace in the City of Glendale. A 71 year old female was home alone and heard noises at her rear sliding glass door. At first, she ignored the noises and then learned a male was attempting to forcefully open her locked sliding glass door. The victim called 911 and the male continued to pull on the slider, but was unable to gain entry and left the area. The victim remained on the phone with the police communications officer and provided a detailed description of the male suspect and his direction of travel. Officers searching the area detained a male matching the description. The victim positively identified the male as being involved in the attempt burglary and he was taken into custody. The suspect, identified as 57 year old William Pfistner and homeless, is a registered sex offender and served time in prison for rape in the 1990’s. Pfistner had a probation violation warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. On May 23, 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 1 felony count of attempt Burglary (664/459 P.C.) and 1 felony count of failing to register as a sex offender (290(b)P.C.). The arrest of this suspect was the result of the quick actions by everyone involved. A good reminder to lock your doors even when you are home. #GlendalePD #MyGlendale #GPDarrest

Officers Koszis, Newborg, Lazzaretto and Gonzalez visiting Wonder Years Pre-School to talk about safety, being good students and proper use of 911 for emergencies. #GlendalePD #MyGlendale #jewelcity #GPDCIT #GPDSRO #police #communitypolicing

🏌️‍♂️ The GPOA Golf Tournament is about fundraising, camaraderie and having a fun. Golf skills optional. 😏 #gpoaGOLFtournament #CopsForKids #C4K ⚫️🔵⚫️ #GPOA #GlendalePD #GlendalePDfamily #myGlendale #LESM #thinblueline #charity #golf #fundraising

Are you concerned about keeping your home safe and preventing a burglary? Officer Josh Luna shares some tips relating to window security

A cold and rainy day at Cops for Kids Golf Tournament, but everyone managed to have a great time. Thank you golfers for your support! #copsforkids #GPOA #GlendalePD #C4K #golf

Click it or Ticket Campaign Starts Today, May 21st via @Nextdoor

Thank you Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for honoring our GPD and GFD first responders today. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is launching its limited edition “Heroes at Heart” Coffee and Tea Blends benefiting First Responders today from 10am-2pm at the Glendale store, located at 101 East Glenoaks. First Responders will be honored and thanked for their service all-day with complimentary coffee or tea beverages of choice*. All guests can enjoy samples of the new “Heroes at Heart” blends and be invited to take snaps with our local GPD and GFD heroes. The coffee and tea blends will be available from May 21st through July 8th, and $1 from each sale at participating California stores and online will be donated to the brave men and women that protect our communities. California charity partners include California Fire Foundation and California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation. For more information, visit For more information on the charity partners, please visit California Fire Foundation at; and California Police Officers Memorial Foundation at #HeroesatHeart #CupfulofThanks #GlendalePD #GlendaleGFD

GPD Explorers performing at the Soccer…

Congratulations Officer Ashraf "Ash" E. Hanna The Glendale Police Department welcomes Officer Ashraf “Ash” E. Hanna, a lateral transfer from the Los Angeles Police Department. Ash was born in Egypt and moved to the United States with his parents when he was 21 years old. He attended Glendale Community College where he obtained his AS degree in Criminal Justice. Since Ash was a child, he dreamed of someday becoming a police officer. While attending college, Ash worked a variety of jobs that included a security guard, customer service at Starbucks, and later a business banker. After completing college, Ash continued to pursue his dream and was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department. Ash received many commendations during his six year career as a police officer with the LAPD. Ash is a proud resident of Glendale and an active member of the Coptic Orthodox Church. In his spare time he enjoys running, fishing, martial arts and regularly donating blood to Children’s Hospital. Congratulations Ofc. Hanna! We wish you a safe and successful career at GPD! #GlendalePD #MyGlendale #gpdrecruitment #joingpd #jewelcity #Glendale

The attached video is a good reminder to lock your doors and do not leave any valuables in your car. If you are going on vacation and you do not have a house sitter, organize a "vacation check" and members of the Glendale Police Department will conduct weekly visits. For more information or to organize a vacation check, please call 818-548-4818. Report all suspicious activity to our communications division at 818-548-4911.

Teen and Police Partnership (T.A.P.P.)…

#throwbackthursday GPD Range Circa: 1950

GPD Spotlight: Amy Tate is currently a…

GPD Spotlight - Amy Tate Amy Tate is currently a Community Service Officer assigned to the Records Bureau at the Glendale Police Department. Amy grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Alemany High School. At an early age, Amy began working for her family’s heating & air conditioning business as an office manager and later became a supervisor at Costco. In Amy’s spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, traveling, attending concerts and spending time with her family, including her five nieces and nephews. In 2011, Amy joined the Glendale Police Department as a Community Service Officer. Some of Amy’s responsibilities include processing filing packets for detectives, data entry relating to restraining orders, missing persons, stolen license plates, vehicle repossessions and processing insurance claims. Amy’s leadership abilities led her to training new community service officers, volunteers and cadets. In 2014, the Glendale Police Officers’ Association Cops for Kids Program appointed Amy to Chairwoman. The Cops-for-Kids Program raises funds for local disadvantaged, handicapped, special needs and at-risk youth, as well as children who have been victims of accidents or crimes. Amy has donated hundreds of hours scheduling events, hosting fundraisers, organizing clothing and food drives to countless Glendale families that have experienced challenging times. Amy’s passion for helping others and dedicated service to her community, earned her the Character Ethics Award in 2012 and Professional Staff of the Year Award in 2015. Amy is proud to be able to serve the Glendale community. Amy lives in Simi Valley with her boyfriend, Greg and their two beautiful dogs, Presley and Harley.