Fullerton Police Department

  • Agency: Fullerton Police Department
  • Address: 237 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, 92832 CA
  • Chief: Pat McKinley (Chief of Police)
Phone: 714-738-6800

Fullerton Police Department is located at 237 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, 92832 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Pat McKinley. The Fullerton Police Department phone number is 714-738-6800.

Fullerton Police Department News

Today we celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. Happy International Women’s Day ladies! #GetItGirl #WomenOfFPD #WeAllReallyKnowWhoRunsTheShow

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. With a plethora of Irish immigrants—and many, many more St. Paddy’s Day well-wishers, the holiday is heavily celebrated by most Americans with friendly pinches, bangers n’ mash, and green beer galore. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. In 2016 alone, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18) nationwide. The selfish act of drinking and driving can rip people from their friends and loved ones forever. For this reason, The Fullerton Police Department is working to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. Even one drink can be one too many. If you’re heading out for the Irish festivities, plan ahead and remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. The Fullerton Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies and the CHP will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Fullerton Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Remember: It’s not just about you. There are other people on the roads who want to get where they are going safely. Don’t let alcohol and or drug impairment cause you to be a risk to yourself and others on the road. Impaired driving is an act of selfishness. Before you put your keys in the ignition, remind yourself: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you feel a buzz, you are in no shape to drive. The Fullerton Police Department recommends the following safe alternatives to drinking and driving: •​First: Always remember to plan ahead. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends are relying on you. •​There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The OTS DDVIP app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. The app offers enhanced features, allowing users to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Additionally, the app users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb. •​Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely. •​Always remember to report drunk drivers - call 911. This enforcement effort is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On Monday, March 5th, 2018 at approximately 11:30 AM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to D. Russell Parks Jr. High School in Fullerton after School Administrators reported to police that they had received information about a student who was overhead threatening to “shoot up” the school the following day. Multiple students came forward to School Administrators and Police to report that they had overheard a male student make statements earlier in the day that he had access to a handgun at his home, and that he had planned on causing violence at the school the following day. Fullerton Police Officers conducted a search of the male student’s residence in Anaheim and officers recovered a loaded handgun, and ammunition, that were both easily accessible to the student. State law prevents law enforcement from releasing the names of juveniles who have been arrested for crimes. A 14-year-old male juvenile has been detained for criminal threats and he is in custody at the Orange County Juvenile Hall. This information was brought forward by numerous courageous students who knew what they were hearing the male student say was not only inappropriate, but dangerous. The Fullerton Police Department reminds you “if you see something, say something”. We are all responsible for keeping our community safe. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Fullerton Police School Resource Officer Jose Paez at (714) 773-5703. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or can visit their website at www.p3tips.com/913.

The Fullerton Police Department is saddened to hear of yet another in the line of duty death of a police officer, Boone County Indiana Sheriff's Office Deputy, Jacob Pickett. Deputy Pickett was assisting the Lebanon Police Department who was involved in a foot pursuit when he was shot. Deputy Pickett had left a demonstration with his K9 “Brick" at a nearby school just 10 minutes before being shot. Deputy Pickett, a 5-year veteran of the department is survived by his wife and two young children, ages 3 and 4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the family of Deputy Pickett, and the community in which he proudly served. #WeStandWithIndiana #EOW #UltimateSacrifice

The lockdown at Sunset Lane Elementary has been lifted and parents can respond to pick up their children. Officers are on scene and continuing their investigation, however at this time it appears the sound heard was fireworks. No injuries reported and everyone is safe.

Sunset Lane Elementary parents can wait in the parking lot of the Rite Aid at Euclid and Rosecrans. A police officer will respond to the location shortly.

Sunset Lane Elementary School is currently on lock down due to what was believed to be the sound of gunshots in the area. Police are on-scene investigating. If you are a parent of a student at Sunset Lane, please stage in the parking lot closest to Rosecrans in the northwest portion of the school. Otherwise, please avoid the area.

Keep safe during the upcoming rain! Free sandbags are available near the Fullerton Maintenance Yard at the CNG Fuel Station, 101 S Basque Ave. Sandbags are only available during business hours: Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 4:00pm Alternate Fridays 7:00am - 3:30pm (open 3/2/18)

Foot Pursuit!!!! It's not every day Officers need to set up a perimeter for a peacock. Thank you OC Animal Care for catching this beautiful guy. #PeacockPursuit #Fullerton #FastLittleGuy

Western Union Refunds for those with Financial Loss due to Fraud If you lost money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, you can now file a claim to get your money back. For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payment through a Western Union wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront. They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers told people to send money through Western Union. No one received the cash, prizes or services they were promised. Because of joint investigations by the FTC, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, Western Union agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to aiding and abetting wire fraud. DOJ is now using that money to provide refunds to people who were tricked into using Western Union to pay scammers. The deadline to file a claim is March 31, 2018. Visit the following link for additional informationhttps://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/western-union-settlement-faqs​ **It should be noted that the Fullerton Police Department will not be able to answer any additional questions regarding the refunds as the information was provided by a separate entity, and it is being presented to the community by the Fullerton Police Department as a courtesy only.**

Let’s throw it back...way back this Thursday to the 1920’s #TBT #FPDBackInTheDay #HowBoutThoseBoots #BowTiesMeanBusiness

We’ll be joining our friends from Anaheim Police Department in the area of Lemon and Orangethorpe to address any street racing issues. #FastAndFuriousWasJustAMovieBro #RaceEmOnTheTrack #DriveSafeBeSafe

Chief Hendricks had a rare break in his schedule this morning and went out for ride around town. He arrested a gang member under the influence of drugs and in possession of graffiti tools, ran into a man with with foil on his head carrying the largest avocados known to man, and he chatted it up with a bird that tried to make him feel bad about his own head of hair. #ChiefFoiledHisDay #JustASpinThruTown #NoTheBirdDidntPoopOnTheChief

‪Officers Coyle and Paez had some great listeners at Rolling Hills Elementary today for #ReadAcrossAmerica ‬

Traffic collision Malvern west of Euclid. No injuries reported. Please use alternate routes.

In an effort to improve our organizational efficiency, FPD has changed our Front Desk hours of operation. The new hours, effective today, will be: Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 6 PM Saturday - Sunday: 8 AM to 1 PM If you arrive at the FPD Front Desk and it is closed but you need assistance, please pick up either of the RED phones next to the front doors of the police department and you will be immediately connected with a police dispatcher. As always, we can be reached at (714) 738-6716 or, in case of emergency, 9-1-1. #WeStillMakeHouseCalls #CallUsAnytime

The Fullerton Police Department is saddened to hear of yet another in the line of duty death of a police officer, Mobile Police Department (AL) Officer Justin Billa. Officer Billa was approaching a murder suspect while responding to a disturbance call. The suspect opened fire, killing Officer Billa. Officer Billa is survived by his wife and 1-year-old son. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mobile Police Department, the family of Officer Billa, and the community in which he proudly served. #WeStandWithAlabama #EOW #UltimateSacrifice

Over the weekend, the Fullerton Police Department sent twelve FPD Explorers from Post 204 to the 2018 Winter OCLEEA Academy. Over the course of 5 days and 4 nights, 160 Explorers from across Southern California received 20 hours of classroom instruction and 15 hours of physical training. Chief Hendricks and the Fullerton Police Department are proud of all of the participants. A special congratulations to FPD Explorer Dominic Freshour for receiving the Outstanding Achievment Award for Overall #1 Recruit and placing First in Male Physical Fitness, and FPD Explorer Suyeon Han for receiving an award for her note taking skills. #OCLEEA #Class86 #Post204 #ShapingTomorrowsLeaders

Fullerton PD is a proud member of North County SWAT, which is a regional Special Weapons And Tactics Team consisting of highly trained police officers and specialized equipment from the Fullerton, Brea, Placentia, La Habra, La Palma and CSU Fullerton Police Departments. Yesterday, our SWAT operators trained with Police K9’s and their handlers on various tactical situations that could involve the use of Police K9’s. #TacticalFurMissiles #HowBoutThatInYourRearViewMirror #NorthCountySwat

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 at approximately 2:14 PM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to the 1400 block of Lombard Street regarding reports of a child being struck by a car. Upon arrival, officers located a 6-year-old female with significant, life threatening injuries lying on the east sidewalk of Lombard Street. The 6-year-old female was immediately transported to a local trauma center where, tragically, she was pronounced deceased shortly after her arrival. Preliminary investigation reveals that Maximino Delgado (52, Anaheim) was travelling eastbound on Gage Ave, in a 1990 Toyota 4Runner, and he attempted to make a southbound turn on Lombard Street. Delgado lost control of the vehicle as he tried to make the turn and he drove onto the sidewalk, striking the 6-year-old female who was outside playing at the time. Delgado continued to drive southbound on the sidewalk after striking the 6-year-old victim, then he re-entered the roadway and collided with a vehicle parked on Lombard Street, where his vehicle came to a stop. Delgado remained at the scene and cooperated with Investigators. On scene investigation indicated that Delgado was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Preliminary breath alcohol tests revealed Delgado’s blood alcohol content to be .23% BAC. Delgado was placed under arrest for felony DUI, felony vehicular manslaughter, and driving on a suspended license. He was transported to the Fullerton City Jail and he is being held in lieu of $2 million dollar bail. This tragic event is yet another stark reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Fullerton Police Traffic Bureau at (714) 738-5313. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or can visit their website at www.p3tips.com/913.

FPD School Resource Officers had a blast today at the Team Kids,Challenge Carnival at Rolling Hills Elementary! #TeamKidsInc #LaughsAllDay #LetsRace

The Fullerton Police Department is saddened to hear of yet another in the line of duty death of a police officer, Chicago Police Department Commander, Paul Bauer. Commander Bauer (53), a 31-year veteran of the department, was shot multiple times and killed today while assisting officers in apprehending a suspicious person. Commander Bauer is survived by his wife and 13-year-old daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chicago Police Department, the family of Commander Bauer, and the community in which he proudly served. #WeStandWithIllinois #EOW #UltimateSacrifice

We are happy to report Skyler has been located and is reunited with his family.

**Update** 1:00pm Skyler has been located. The Fullerton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Person -At Risk. Skyler Lamb (19) 5’6” and 185 lbs.