Costa Mesa Police Department

  • Agency: Costa Mesa Police Department
  • Address: 99 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, 92628-1200 CA
  • Chief: Christopher Shawkey (Chief of Police)
Phone: (714) 754-5252

Costa Mesa Police Department is located at 99 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, 92628-1200 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Christopher Shawkey. The Costa Mesa Police Department phone number is (714) 754-5252.

Costa Mesa Police Department News

Noise impact alert from the City 👇

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, retired Sergeant Dave Walker lost his battle with cancer. He was a part of our family, as was his wife and son, retired reserve officers, and his daughter, who was a custody officer. His three children were all CMPD Explorers. His mother-in-law is still a volunteer here at the Department. Dave’s family are in our thoughts and prayers as they grieve their loss. Funeral services will be tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20, at 3pm, at the Newport Mesa Church and is open to the public. A little history about Dave: He was a US Army Veteran. Dave was hired as a police officer in 1971. He was then promoted to sergeant in 1986 and eventually retired in 2003. During his time with us, Dave worked Traffic as an officer and supervisor, supervised the Jail, and led the Explorer Program among other things. In talking about Dave, Chief Rob Sharpnack said, “Dave’s kindness and sense of humor placed all those who worked around him at ease. This was especially evident when Dave and his wife hosted annual thanksgiving meals for officers working the holiday to stop by and enjoy.” RIP, sir.

Happy Father’s Day to all those in blue that are superheroes to their little ones, and especially those that are working today to protect and serve. Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers out there. #happyfathersday #fathersday #bluefamily #CMPD #police #lawenforcementfamily

Full tank before starting the shift #startingoffright #patrolife

What a Field Sobriety Test looked like back in the day #tbt #throwbackthursday #CMPD #dontdrinkanddrive

This morning, one lucky student got a ride to school that her grandfather won at a silent auction. Congrats, we heard you had a great ride!🚨🚔 photo cred: @thatoneferrari

Volunteer Carrick got his pin upgraded to reflect his 5️⃣ years of excellent service as a CMPD volunteer. Thank you for donating so much of your valuable time! If you come in for live scan, you might meet this wonderful volunteer 👍

Friday night, June 8, 2018, at CMPD's DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Newport Blvd. and Flower St., a total of 1,393 vehicles drove through and 743 were screened and yielded: 30 field sobriety tests 4 DUI (alcohol) arrest 1 DUI (drug impaired) arrest 1 arrest 1 citation for driving without a valid driver’s license 1 citation for driving with a suspended/revoked license 4 vehicles impounded/stored 41 vehicles detained and later released to a valid driver at the scene We’d like to thank OTS for funding this operation. We’d also like to thank CHP for working the checkpoint with us. We'd like to remind everyone to keep the streets safe. Don't drive under the influence! Plan ahead, there are many choices to get home safe.

This adorable little lady brought in cookies to our Department for a school project where she has to give back to the community five different ways. Thank you for the 🍪 and the 💙 #givingback #community #childrenarethefuture

CMPD will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday night from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. within the city limits of Costa Mesa. It is funded by CA Office of Traffic Safety. **PLEASE NOTE: By law, PDs are required to notify residents of these checkpoints. #dontdrinkanddrive #planahead #keepourstreetssafe

Volunteer Villazuela got his pin upgraded to reflect his 🔟 years of excellent service as a CMPD volunteer. Thank you for donating so much of your valuable time! Gracias, George, eres lo máximo y te apreciamos mucho! 🙌

#weekendupdate: on Saturday, June 2, at about 2:50am, we responded to a single-vehicle rollover traffic collision, and found the vehicle in this picture on Baker and Milbro Streets. There were no serious injuries. The driver was determined to be under the influence of alcohol was was subsequently arrested. There are other options one can choose from to get home safe after having drinks. There are no excuses. Don’t want to leave your car behind for the night? Consider this picture. Consider that now the drunken driver has committed a crime, and now has legal issues and a damaged car. We share the road and driving is a privilege, don’t endanger others by driving drunk. Plan ahead, keep the streets safe and get home safe. #dontdrinkanddrive #safetyfirst #rollover #crash #poorchoices #uber #lyft #taxi #traffic #collision #costamesa #CMPD

T O R C H R U N 🔥 this morning #specialolympics #torchrun

This #weekendupdate is an update on our May 18 post about a gang investigation that previously resulted in seizure of drugs and 10 arrests. Add three arrests to that from Friday, and this time we also took weapons off the street. On May 25, 2018, CMPD Gang Investigators continued their enforcement and surveillance on subjects associated to the residence on the 2200 block of Fordham Drive. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Gang Investigators, detectives, and patrol officers conducted a traffic stop along the 2400 block of Newport Boulevard. David Len Mcafee, 33, Sacramento, was arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant. Brian Jay Bishop, 35, Trinidad, Texas, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of a concealed/loaded firearm while possessing narcotics, and possession of a firearm when not registered owner. He has since posted bail and was released. During that arrest, CMPD seized methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and a loaded semi-automatic handgun. That same day, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Gang Investigators and patrol officers conducted a second traffic stop along the 2300 block of Harbor Boulevard. They seized approximately $12,000, heroin, approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine, a digital money counter, a taser and two expandable batons. Norman Michael Powers, 53, Midway City, was arrested for possession of heroin for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of billy clubs, possession of a taser, and resisting a peace officer. He is in custody on $250,000 bail.

Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor those in the US Military who made to the ultimate sacrifice to protect and secure our freedoms. #memorialday #remember #honor

Neighborhood Watch meetings are always so informational, especially for a new group.

Let's work together to combat preventable thefts from vehicles. We'll be posting safety tips and crime prevention info in future posts. Thank you to the resident who shared this NEST footage with us.

Congratulations to #CMPD Officer Jared Barnes for being recognized as a Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year 2017! At the Auto Theft Advisory Committee event, OC law enforcement officers were recognized for their diligence in tackling auto theft. Congrats to all 🎉

What has our Gang Unit been up to, you ask? Well, they recently took guns and drugs off the street. Between May 11, 2018, and May 16, 2018, CMPD Gang Investigators conducted surveillance and enforcement on white supremacist gang members in the 2200 block of Fordham Drive. Officers conducted a traffic stop and arrested two subjects for possession of a controlled substance for sale. They seized a large quantity of methamphetamine and heroin, drug paraphernalia, prescription medication, and cash from the vehicle. A separate traffic stop was conducted and three additional subjects were found to be in possession of two loaded firearms, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, two separate search warrants were served at a residence. They seized more heroin, ammunition, cocaine, prescription medication and drug paraphernalia. In total, Gang Investigators arrested 10 individuals (one cited and released) associated to the location for various felony and misdemeanor offenses: Chelsea Thompson, 19, Anaheim, possession of drug paraphernalia Bradford Nelson, 49, Costa Mesa, theft/appropriation of lost property Gregory Oldfield, 44, Costa Mesa, possession of ammunition by prohibited person, driving without a valid license, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of prescription medication for sale Carly Hancock, 38, Canyon Lake, possession of prescription medicine for sale Michael Murphy, 44, Huntington Beach, carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of a baton, and driving with a suspended license Jason Wilson, 42, Huntington Beach, under the influence of a controlled substance Jennifer Seaton, 39, Costa Mesa, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia Brian Vera, 48, San Dimas, possession of drugs for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, and driving with a suspended license Andrea Mazzola, 51, Costa Mesa, possession of drugs for sale, and possession of methamphetamine for sale. We’d say they are pretty busy.

Police Chief Rob Sharpnack met with (L to R) Captain Manley, Lt. Scott, Lt. LaPointe, and Detective Souza to present to them the Golden Hub of Innovation award our PD received from the Association of California Cities Orange County. In speaking about the team effort it took to achieve this incredible recognition, he said, “We could not be more honored to accept this award from the ACCOC, this was truly a team effort. I am proud to serve alongside some of the most dedicated professionals in law enforcement. This particular award reflects our commitment to employ innovative policing practices while using the most advanced technological resources. Each day, we seek to improve upon our commitment to provide exceptional service to all members of our community. I also want to thank the community for the supportive partnerships and assistance provided to help mitigate quality of life and crime issues.”

Yesterday, May 16, 2018, at about 1:54 p.m., Costa Mesa police officers executed a search warrant at the 400 block of Hamilton Street, based on multiple calls for service, stops, and narcotics arrests previously made. Over the course of several months, it became apparent that heavy foot traffic was coming to and from the location. Neighbors expressed concerns regarding the drug activity in the neighborhood stemming from this location. During the execution of the search warrant, three adults were located inside, along with a 10-year-old girl. Narcotics were located and ultimately, Laura Ann Nowak, 39, and Edward Clifton Caudle, 28, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale, maintaining a place to sell a narcotic controlled substance, and child endangerment. Caudle was also arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a bench warrant. Nicholas Stephen Gonzales, 26, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. All three are Costa Mesa residents.

It’s National Police Week, and today is Peace Officers Memorial Day. Today, we want to take a minute to honor all peace officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and in particular two of our own, Dave Ketchum and Mike Libolt. Their dedication and sacrifice will never be forgotten. We also want to acknowledge our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, and thank them all for their courage and bravery to protect and serve their communities. #nationalpoliceweek #peaceofficersmemorialday #cmpd #thinblueline

As the sun sets on this special day, we hope all the moms out there had a great day, full of love and admiration. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there! 🎉💐