Manhattan Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Manhattan Beach Police Department
  • Address: 420 15th St, Manhattan Beach, 90266 CA
  • Chief: Rod Uyeda (Chief of Police)

Manhattan Beach Police Department is located at 420 15th St, Manhattan Beach, 90266 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Rod Uyeda. The Manhattan Beach Police Department phone number is 310-802-5100.

Manhattan Beach Police Department News

Thank you to the community for coming out to show your support at Chief Abell's Swearing In Ceremony this morning!

Swearing In Ceremony for Chief Derrick Abell

Join us Tuesday, January 16 at 9:00 AM at Joslyn Center, or LIVE on Facebook for Chief Derrick Abell's Swearing In Ceremony. “Derrick has been a highly respected member of our Manhattan Beach team for 27 years, and continues to distinguish himself as an exceptional leader and mentor. He is both passionate and committed to serving our community," said Acting City Manager Bruce Moe. Derrick has worked in law enforcement for 30 years. He began his career in 1988 when he was hired by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He transferred to the Manhattan Beach Police Department in 1991. In May of 2008, Derrick was promoted to the rank of Captain. During his career with the Manhattan Beach Police Department, Abell became heavily involved with the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. He went on to serve as the team’s Sergeant and Lieutenant, and oversaw critical incidents. Derrick is a certified Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (DARE) Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team Commander. In his time at the City of Manhattan Beach, Derrick has earned 16 commendations and was awarded "Officer of the Year" in 1999. Abell currently serves as a member of the California Police Chiefs Association Executive Board and Training Committee. Abell grew up in Inglewood, California. He attended college at Montana State University, where he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, and serve as a member of the school’s 1984 National Championship Football Team. He earned a Masters of Science Degree in Emergency Services Management from Trident International University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

The community is invited to the official Swearing In Ceremony of Manhattan Beach Chief of Police, Derrick Abell. At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16th in the Joslyn Community Center, the City Council and community of Manhattan Beach will recognize the passion and commitment of former Captain Abell, by swearing him in as Chief of Police. Following the ceremony, there will be a brief reception. Please join us as we honor our next Manhattan Beach Police Chief, Derrick Abell.

Please join us in congratulating Detective Sergeant Matthew Sabosky for graduating from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) on January 5, 2018. SLI is a 192 hour (8 months) program designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making in California law enforcement front-line supervisors. Designed and implemented in 1988 through the efforts of California law enforcement professionals and top educators and trainers, SLI is an intense program based on experiential learning techniques. Students are challenged to learn new ways to resolve issues through group and individual work SLI Class #403 graduated 23 students from law enforcement agencies across California. MBPD Interim Chief Derrick Abell attended the graduation ceremony to personally congratulate Detective Sergeant Sabosky. MBPD would like to congratulate Detective Sergeant Sabosky with this prestigious accomplishment.

Last night at about 1:15 AM, a watchful resident in the area of 15th St. & Harkness St. saw several people walking down the street looking into vehicles with flashlights. This astute resident called dispatch to report the suspicious subjects. When officers responded to the area, the suspicious subjects ran. A containment was set up and three people were caught and arrested for burglary. Here’s a big shout out to the quick thinking resident who called the police. Also, a big thank you to the all the police officers, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air 24, the Redondo Beach Police K9 team and our incredible South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority dispatchers. #workingtogether #seesomethingsaysomething #teamwork

Don't spend the long weekend with us! Officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers all weekend long, so #dontdrinkanddrive! If you see a drunk driver on the road, please call 9-1-1. MBPD wishes you a safe and Happy New Year!

CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri is being laid to rest this morning in Stockton. The father of 3 was killed on Christmas Eve by a suspected drunk driver. Our hearts break for the Camilleri family. Please keep Andrew’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Brother. #endofwatch

There is no excuse for driving impaired. Plan to drink? Then plan ahead - download a rideshare or taxi app now or pre-program your designated driver's phone number in you phone. MBPD wants everyone to get home safely. Have a safe and Happy New Year weekend! #drivesoberorgetpulledover #designateadriver

Drinking and Driving? Not on our watch. Officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers all weekend long, so don't drink and drive! #buzzeddrivingisdrunkdriving #youknowbetter Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!

On December 27, 1993, Manhattan Beach Police Officer Martin Lane Ganz, who had served for five years with the department, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. Officer Ganz had observed a motorist commit a traffic violation and pulled the vehicle over in the Manhattan Village Mall. As he was outside of the patrol car, the driver exited and started firing at him. Officer Ganz tried to take cover behind his vehicle but was shot numerous times. Officer Ganz's 12-year-old nephew was on a ride along with him and the suspect attempted to shoot at him, but his gun misfired and the boy was not harmed. The suspect was arrested approximately eight months later in connection with another murder in Oregon. Officer Ganz was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Manhattan Beach Police Department for five years. Officer Ganz knew at a young age that he wanted to become a police officer. He will always be remembered for his skills working in the DUI enforcement program, and his love of working with children in the community. On the 12th anniversary of Officer Ganz's murder, a section of the I-405, between Hawthorne Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue, was renamed the Martin L. Ganz Memorial Highway. We will always remember Officer Martin Ganz.

Meet MBPD's newest K9, Barron! K9 Barron is a 3 year old Malinois and is patrol and explosive detection certified. Welcome to the patrol team, K9 Barron!

No more spiked eggnog for you, Santa! Let's stick with milk and cookies if you're going to get behind the wheel. Don't wreck the holidays and wind up spending the long weekend with us. Drinking and driving don't mix. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY AND VEHICLE PURSUIT At approximately 10:46 AM, a witness reported a residential burglary occurring in the 1100 block of 18th Street, Manhattan Beach. The witness provided police with a description of the suspect vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued eastbound on Marine Avenue. During the pursuit, two suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards a hotel in the 2400 block of Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach. The suspect driver continued eastbound on Marine Avenue where he failed to stop for a red light at Prairie Avenue and collided with a vehicle traveling northbound on Prairie Avenue. Several people suffered injuries and were transported to local hospitals. The suspect was taken into custody and the Hawthorne Police Department is investigating the collision. A search is currently underway for the two suspects that fled the vehicle in the 2400 block of Marine Avenue. If you observe suspicious activity in the area, please contact police dispatch at 9-1-1.

Chief Irvine was recognized at the City Council meeting last night for over 7 years of service to the Manhattan Beach community. She will depart MBPD in January 2018 to lead the Torrance Police Department as their Police Chief. Congratulations Chief Irvine and thank you for your service!

Christmas came early for K9 Koa! K9 Koa is smiling a little bigger knowing that he will soon be outfitted with body armor! Manhattan Beach Police Department’s K9 Koa will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Koa’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 2,700 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.3 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. K9 Koa says THANK YOU!

Chief Irvine and her merry MBPD elves spread holiday cheer to local seniors.

Santa's reindeer are on break, so Santa is rolling code 3 in his new ride! 🚔🎅🚔 #bestchristmasever

Here are some safety tips to remember as you are enjoying this holiday season.

Thank you Bear Scout Pack 275 for the holiday goodies ⛄️ We enjoyed our visit with you & are proud you completed several scout requirements for earning the bear badge! #scoutshonor #we❤️ourcommunity

WALK YOUR DOG RESPONSIBLY - Walking your dog is a great way to let your companion stretch its legs and burn off some energy. Remember these laws while you are out with your K9 companion: • Keep your dog on a leash no longer than 6-feet long at all times in public. • Remember to read all posted signs before entering an area with your dog. • Dogs are strictly prohibited on school grounds, the beach and the beach bike path. • Dogs should not be left unattended and tethered to objects in public (such as a parking meter or tree). This is against the law and you may be fined. Also your dog may be taken into custody for safekeeping by animal control officers if they are unable to find its owner. If you have to make a stop at a business (store/restaurant) it is best that you leave your dog at home or have someone responsible hold your dog while you conduct your business. • Remember to always keep identification on your dog’s collar when you venture out. If you live in Manhattan Beach, it is required that your dog have its Manhattan Beach dog license tag attached to its collar. • Always carry doggy bags so you can clean up after your pet and properly dispose of waste. You are required to carry in your possession a suitable wrapper, bag, or container to pick up after your pet.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department is excited to announce, as of today, mobile users in LA County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-1-1, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, a potentially lifesaving option. Below are the FCC guidelines for how to contact 9-1-1. If you use a wireless phone or other type of mobile device, make sure to do the following in an emergency: 1 - If you can, always contact 9-1-1 by making a voice call, "Call if you can - text if you can't." 2 - If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech disabled, and Text to 9-1-1 is not available, use a TTY or telecommunications relay service, if available. 3 - If you text 9-1-1 and text is not available in your area, you will receive a bounce back message advising "text is not available please make a voice call to 9-1-1." 4 - Location accuracy varies by carrier and should not be relied upon. Be prepared to give your location. 5 - Text to 9-1-1 services will not be available if the wireless carrier cannot ascertain a location of the device sending the message. 6 - Text to 9-1-1 is not available if you are roaming. 7 - A text or data plan is required to place a text to 9-1-1. 8 - Photos and videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1. They cannot be received at the 9-1-1 center at this time. 9 - Text messages should be sent in plain language and not contain popular abbreviations (SMH, LOL, ICYMI) or emojis, which will not be recognized. 10 - Text to 9-1-1 cannot be sent to more than one person. Do not send your emergency text to anyone other than 9-1-1. 11 - Texts must be in English only. There currently is no language interpretation for text available. This is still in development. For more information on Text to 9-1-1, visit

Manhattan Beach Police Department had so much fun giving Santa and his elves a tour around the city last night!