Huntington Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Huntington Beach Police Department
  • Address: 2000 Main St, Huntington Beach, 92648 CA
  • Chief: Kenneth W Small (Chief of Police)
Phone: 714-960-8843
Fax: (714) 536-5605

Huntington Beach Police Department is located at 2000 Main St, Huntington Beach, 92648 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Kenneth W Small. The Huntington Beach Police Department phone number is 714-960-8843.

Huntington Beach Police Department News

Who’s ready for the holiday weekend and the unofficial start of summer? 🙋🏼‍♀️ Our beach officers are! 👮🏼‍♀️👮🏻‍♂️ These officers are already out on the sand making sure things are running smoothly during your visit to our beautiful beaches. Here are some things you can do to help us ensure we all have a safe and happy weekend: -Make sure to lock your vehicles, and remove all valuables. -If you have children make sure you show them which lifeguard tower you are nearest to, have a plan in the event they get lost or separated from you, and make sure to tell them to find an officer or lifeguard if they need help. -Don’t leave your belongings unattended on the beach. -Remember there’s no alcohol or smoking allowed on our beaches. -If you see something suspicious to report it. Let’s kick off the summer with a safe and fun holiday weekend! 🌴🏄🏼‍♂️☀️

We have seen an uptick in theft from unlocked motor vehicles in our city, especially in the Harbor and northwest neighborhoods of Huntington Beach. Take the extra minute to take all of your valuable items inside your home, and make sure to lock your vehicle every time you leave it! Many thefts are committed as crimes of opportunity when thieves try car doors in the middle of the night looking for things to take. These items range from computers, wallets and purses to loose change and vehicle registrations. Don't be a victim, and remember to take it out and lock it up!

Don't forget to join us this evening at the Downtown and Southwest Area Police Update meeting. We will be at Rogers Center at 1706 Orange Avenue starting at 6pm. See you there!

“Turn Yourself in Tuesday!” Jamie Bergstrom had been previously featured on a “Turn Yourself in Tuesday!” post. Bergstrom was later arrested for the listed warrant. Bergstrom is no longer wanted at this time. #TYIT #TurnYourselfInTuesday #HBPD

This past week we had the opportunity to spend time with some local middle school students while fishing at Carr Park. We were joined by the Huntington Beach Fishing and Recreation Club and the Department of Fish and Wildlife for our second annual Fishing with the Force event. We bonded over worms and bait, but unfortunately not a lot of fish! One lucky young lady picked up a 3-pound catfish, so she won the biggest catch of the day! Thanks to everyone who came out to support us and we will see you next year!

We have been blown away by all of the support from our community during Police Appreciation Week! From cookies to donuts to homemade meals from our dispatchers...raffles from local businesses to thank you cards from local school children and even blue ribbons, we couldn’t be more thankful! You really made our week! 🙌🏻

Save the date and plan on joining us next Thursday, May 24 at 6pm for the Downtown and Southwest Areas Police Update. The meeting will be held at Rogers Center at 17th Street and Orange Avenue. Although anyone can attend, this meeting is specifically designed for residents who live in the Downtown area (from Indianapolis to PCH and 12th Street to Beach Blvd.) and Southwest area (from Ellis to Indianapolis and Seapoint to Newland). We are looking forward to sharing information about crime prevention, homeless issues, upcoming special events, and traffic and parking concerns. We will see you then!

Mark your calendars! This Friday, May 18 will be our last Coffee with a Cop until after the busy summer months are over. Many of you have asked for a Coffee with a Cop during the evening and/or weekend hours...so here it is! We will be at the Starbucks at Beach and Atlanta from 6-8pm THIS Friday. We will have members of our social media team and our recruiting/background unit available to answer any of your questions. If you've ever wondered what it takes to become a cop...now is your chance to ask. We look forward to seeing you Friday night!

Today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and this week marks National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. When they heard about National Police Week, students from Oka Elementary School here in Huntington Beach decided they wanted to show their appreciation for our officers. Led by PTO President Alexis DeVries and her mom Christine Fairchild, students made this paper chain to show their thanks. Today they brought in over 100 feet (!) of their chain, which was promptly hung all throughout the department. We thank Oka Elementary for thinking of us, and especially students Lincoln and Mackenna who helped deliver the chains and hang them up with us!

Press Release - Looking for Additional Victims: On 5-5-18, a female adult was sexually assaulted by an unknown subject after he contacted her in the downtown area of Huntington Beach. The victim was able to escape from the suspect and went to a nearby home for help. The suspect fled the area and was not located at the time of the initial report by responding patrol officers. HBPD detectives continued the investigation and were able to identify the suspect. The victim confirmed that she did not know the suspect and there was no prior relationship between them. On 5-11-18, HBPD detectives located and arrested the suspect in the City of Santa Ana. The suspect has been identified as Kyle Ryan (DOB 1-27-84). He was driving a white 2003 Toyota Echo at the time of the crime, and a photo of his vehicle is attached. Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information regarding the crime to call the Huntington Beach Police Department Hotline at 714-375-5066. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME. Due to the fact detectives believe additional victims may exist, photos of the suspect are not being released at this time to ensure the integrity of the case.

We think all you mothers out there deserve a trophy for everything you do for your kids! But especially to those police officers, dispatchers and support staff who do double duty as moms, we give you an extra shout out! So if you are working today, here’s to getting off on time to get spoiled! Happy Mother’s Day! 💐🌷👮🏻‍♀️

Wow! We are absolutely inspired by the Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) HB applications we received and reviewed for our upcoming leadership academy! These high school students from the Huntington Beach area are the exact type of next generation leaders we hope to have in our community. Congratulations to all of those who were accepted into the program, and thank you to everyone for applying. If you have not received your notification, please check your email! We can’t wait for this program to begin at the end of June!

Yee haw! We finally have our Surf City Stuffed Horses available to the public for sale! If you're interested in purchasing one of our horses to help benefit the HBPD Mounted Enforcement Unit, come on down to the front desk to buy one today. The horses can be purchased for just $20 (cash only), and are only available for purchase at the police department at this time. Giddy up before they sell out! 😁🐴

This past weekend members of the Huntington Beach Police Department Honor Guard and other retired members of our department participated in the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremonies that are held every year during the first week of May. The ceremonies are held at the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument in Sacramento on State Capitol grounds. The ceremonies serve to formally enroll peace officers who have died in the line of duty the preceding year, pay tribute to the over 1500 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice since California became a state, and to honor the families left behind. The ceremonies are a two-day event, and HBPD has a long and rich tradition with the memorial. It began in the 1970's, when Senior Officer Gil Coerper, who also later served as a Council Member and Mayor of Huntington Beach, was a founding member of the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation. That tradition has been carried on for the past 42 years, and current members of our department are an integral part in the ceremonies. Not only do they participate in the laying of the memorial wreath, they also are responsible for the Honor Guard Detail and the Flag Folding Detail. The HBPD Honor Guard members also assist in escorting the Governor, and are in the forefront of the ceremonies throughout the weekend. We are proud of these officers for their commitment in representing our city with such honor, and we remember those who have died in the line of duty throughout the State of California over the past year.

The Huntington Beach Police Department and the Office of Traffic Safety would like to remind you to stay safe on this Cinco de Mayo holiday. We know Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with tequila and cervezas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be responsible and designate a driver or take a ride share home. So if you choose to go out, we hope you have a great night, and remember to be safe. We will have extra officers out all night looking for impaired drivers...don’t be one of them!

Press Release for Armed Bank Robbery: On 4-30-18 at about 11:37am, a bank robbery occurred at the First Bank located at 501 Main Street in the city of Huntington Beach. A lone male suspect entered the bank, approached the counter, pointed a handgun at the employees, and demanded money. The tellers gave the suspect an unknown amount of money, and then the suspect fled the bank on foot westbound on 6th street. No one was injured during the robbery. The suspect is described as a male Caucasian, 45-55 yrs old, 5’6” tall, with a medium build, gray hair and light colored blue or green eyes. He was wearing a blue “hoodie” style sweatshirt, dark colored “beanie” style knit cap, dark long pants, gray athletic shoes, and a white dust mask over his mouth and nose. The suspect’s handgun was described as a dark colored semiautomatic. Please contact the Huntington Beach Police Department Hotline at 714-375-5066 if you know the identity of the suspect or have information regarding the robbery. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

We would like to give a special thanks to the HB YMCA Adventure Guides that recently came to the police station to honor and support our officers. They provided pizza, drinks and many “thank you’s” that truly mean a lot to our officers. After sitting in on a patrol “roll call,” Lieutenant Weizoerick and Sergeant Munoz gave a tour of our station house. Police cars, police equipment and the Watch Commander’s office were just a few stops along the way. As we continue to strive to partner with our community, we appreciate every opportunity we get to know the citizens of Huntington Beach. #HBPD #HuntingtonBeachCommunity Huntington Beach Family YMCA

RESIDENTIAL FIRE RESCUE We are Incredibly proud of the heroic efforts to save the life of a fire victim last night by one of our police officers. Thankfully the officer and the victim only received minor injuries and have been released from the hospital. _____________________________________________________ Structure Fire 16000 block or Loire - 11:34 PM Officers and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the location regarding a residential fire. The fire and thick smoke trapped an elderly, non- ambulatory female inside the residence. A solo officer arrived on scene prior to the fire department and was directed by the family to the female's bedroom. When the officer entered the house, the living areas were filled with thick smoke and the garage was on fire. After searching several bedrooms, the officer located the elderly woman, who was unable to walk. He picked up the woman along with attached medical equipment and carried her outside to paramedics who had just arrived. The woman was treated on scene and transported to a nearby hospital. The officer suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to the hospital for treatment. We are not identifying the officer at this time.

April is Autism Awareness month, and we are showing our support with these fantastic new puzzle patches! The Autism Awareness Puzzle is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America. If you would like to buy one of our patches to support Autism awareness, you can come into the front desk of the police department and purchase one for just $10. We are only accepting cash and checks, and we will not be able to accomodate online orders or shipping at this time. If you want a limited edition HBPD Puzzle Patch, come into our front desk today...while supplies last!

You've heard the saying, "It takes all kinds..." right? We are very fortunate to have officers with such varied backgrounds and levels of experience here at the Huntington Beach Police Department. We celebrate those differences, and are proud when officers take initiative to use their experiences to engage with our community. A perfect example of this is Officer Jerry Thomas. Officer Thomas came to the Huntington Beach Police Department from the San Bernardino Police Department in 2016. He has been an officer for 16 years, and prior to that he was a 20 year combat veteran in the Army. Seems like a typical tough guy, the type of officer you want taking criminals off our streets, right? Yes and no. Although Officer Thomas is an exceptional police officer, he also quietly displays an unwavering commitment to supporting victims of crime. His kindness and compassion often helps change the perception of people who were once frightened of police officers, especially children. Last year, he recognized the fear of a very young special needs child when he responded to a domestic violence call at her home. He built a rapport with the child, and eventually met her teacher and classmates at a local school. He now frequently visits the children and reads stories to them. Yesterday he arranged for a very special visit from Officer Gabe Ricci and Rowdy, one of our police horses. This is not the only example of the work Officer Thomas is doing in Huntington Beach to foster relationships and build communication between officers and our community, but just one of many. Recently Officer Jerry Thomas was presented with a Valiant Award from Waymakers in recognition of his extraordinary efforts in assisting crime victims. We would like to congratulate him on his award, but more importantly, recognize his outstanding work here at the police department and in our community. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

“Turn Yourself In Tuesday!” Marquinn Peterson was previously featured in a “Turn Yourself In Tuesday” post and wanted in connection to a residential robbery that had occurred in Huntington Beach at the end of 2016. Marquinn is currently in custody and no longer wanted at this time. #TYIT #TurnYourselfInTuesday #HBPD

On Saturday, April 28, we will be opening our front lobby between the hours of 10am and 2pm for National "Take Back" Day. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why we want to see you clean out your medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - your unwanted prescription drugs. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. So start gathering up those prescription meds that you no longer need, and we will see you this Saturday! #takeback #DEA #hbpd

“Turn Yourself In Tuesday!” On Christmas morning 2017, HBPD GIU (General Investigations Unit) detectives investigated numerous thefts from vehicles. Losses included holiday presents and credit cards. After the investigation was completed, Stewart and Jennifer Hinkle (34 years old) were charged with multiple felonies. On 4-11-18, Stewart failed to show up for her scheduled court hearing and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Cambria, please present yourself so we can come and get you. Please do not send any messages related to TYIT to our Facebook page, as it is not monitored 24/7. #TurnYourselfInTuesday #TYIT #HBPD

Applications for our 3rd Annual Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) HB class are due at the end of April. We are so excited to host this program again! Not only does it help our local teens learn how to become leaders in school, amongst their peers, and in our community, it also gives them a little introduction into what we do here at the police department. Don't believe how much these kids love our program? Watch this video and see for yourself! Apply online on the City of Huntington Beach website. Look under Departments/Police/Community Programs. Music credit to bensound.com...

Press Release: On 9-13-16, Detectives from the Huntington Beach Police Department began an investigation into four adult males accused of communicating online with a minor victim, whom they believed was 13-14 years old. It is believed the suspects utilized multiple social media platforms to communicate with the minor, including MyLOL, Snapchat, KIK, Skype, and Facebook. Detectives determined three of the males traveled to the Huntington Beach area where they engaged in sexual activity with a minor. On 01-18-18, after an extensive investigation, detectives arrested Bradley Thomas Williams, 34, of Dana Point, and Sohrab Anaraki Pour Kamali, 33, of Topanga. Detectives served search warrants at their residences and collected evidence. On 1-21-18, detectives from the Huntington Beach Police Department, with assistance from the Sacramento Police Department, arrested Christian Reid Palmer, 27, of Sacramento. A Search Warrant was also served at his residence and additional evidence was located. On 3-13-18 the Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges against each defendant: • Bradley Thomas Williams: Three counts of 288(a) PC [Lewd Act upon a Child under 14] and one count of 288.4(b) PC [Meeting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Lewd Conduct]; • Sohrab Anaraki Pour Kamali: Six counts of 288(a) PC [Lewd Act upon a Child under 14], one count of 288.4(b) PC [Meeting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Lewd Conduct], and one count of 288.3(a) PC [Contacting a Child with Intent to Commit a Specified Crime]; • Christian Reid Palmer: Seven counts of 288(a) PC [Lewd Act upon a Child under 14], one count of 288.4(b) PC [Meeting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Lewd Conduct], and one count of 288.3(a) PC [Contacting a Child with Intent to Commit a Specified Crime]. A warrant was also issued in this case for the arrest of Dwight Nicholas Castaldi, 42, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Charges against Castaldi include four counts of 288(a) PC [Lewd Act upon a Child under 14] and one count of 288.3(a) PC [Contacting a Child with Intent to Commit a Specified Crime]. On 3-22-18, detectives from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department took Castaldi into custody and served a Search Warrant at his residence. Additional evidence was collected at that time. On 4-16-18, Huntington Beach Police Department detectives extradited Castaldi back to California where he is facing the above listed charges. Detectives believe there may be additional victims who might have been contacted or solicited online by these suspects. If you have further information or know of potential victims, please contact the Huntington Beach Police Information Hotline at 714-375-5066. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.