Placentia Police Department

  • Agency: Placentia Police Department
  • Address: 401 E. Chapman Ave, Placentia, 92870 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (714) 993-8164

Placentia Police Department is located at 401 E. Chapman Ave, Placentia, 92870 CA. The Placentia Police Department phone number is (714) 993-8164.

Placentia Police Department News

The men and women of the Placentia Police Department would like to welcome our newest member. Officer Spencer Muir was sworn in on Thursday afternoon. Officer Muir comes to us after giving 28 years of service to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Welcome Officer Muir!

Just because our Placentia PD ladies can't grow their own moustaches doesn't mean they don't support #movember ! #menshealth #growamosaveabro

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 PPD received a special visit from a local Orange resident, Valerie Mann. Mann is the founder of the Facebook group, The Thin Blue Line Supporters which currently has about 18,000 followers. During her visit, Mann placed several blue ribbons throughout The Civic Center as part of the Blue Ribbons for Law Enforcement event. She has also delivered several care packages for PPD’s patrol officers. From the men and women of PPD, thank you Mann for your continued support.

The Placentia Police Department and the City of Placentia have partnered with “For the Troops” to collectively support our troops through the donation of care packages. For The Troops is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing members of our American military with care packages containing basic necessities, snacks, games and most importantly, a strong showing of support. You can also offer support and appreciation by writing a letter or thank you card to our troops. For The Troops has suggested that the letters be addressed to "Freedom Fighter" or "American Hero" and be uplifting and positive. If you would like to make a donation, please bring your items to the front lobby of the Police Department, City Hall or to the Whitten Community Center (900 S. Melrose St.). The collections will continue through November 11th to insure that our donations will reach the troops before Christmas. With the holidays approaching, there is no better time to show our military our sincere appreciation for their service. Attached is the For The Troops, "Troops Wish List". For more information, please visit:

Placentia, CA: On November 4, 2017 at around 6:30 p.m., Placentia Police Officers responded to the Verizon Mobvitel (664 N. Rose Drive, Placentia, CA 92870) regarding an armed robbery that just occurred. Officers arrived within minutes, to discover two male suspects, armed with handguns, walked into the store and ordered all three employees at gunpoint into the back restroom. The suspects then ordered one of the employees out of the bathroom to unlock the safe, and the employee complied. The suspects ultimately emptied out the safe containing numerous “Apple” electronic devices; valued at approximately $60,000.00. The suspects fled the store on foot via the back door with the electronic devices. The suspects remain at large, and no employees were injured. Suspect description: #1: Male Black, 5’5”, 150 pounds, black skeleton bandana covering his face, wearing a black sweatshirt, gray shorts, wearing a black and white baseball hat with “KINGIN” printed on the front, armed with a black handgun. #2: Male Black, 6’, 200 pounds, black bandana covering his face, wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, black baseball hat, armed with a black handgun. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to call the Placentia Police Department Detectives at (714) 993-8146. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or on their website .

The Placentia Police Department would like you to meet our Patrol Division. PPD’s patrol division is always eager and excited to serve the residents of Placentia. Patrol officers are assigned an area in the city to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, prevent crime, and arrest violators. Alongside these various duties, PPD officers always find time to interact and get to know the community they serve. They also never forget to have fun!

Here’s a look at our dispatchers many duties .

The Placentia Police Department would like to give you a little look into our K9 Unit. It is comprised of two patrol/narcotic K9s and one narcotic K9. Our K9 teams include: K9 Officer Reihanifam with K9 Habo, K9 Officer Martinez with K9 Ace, and Detective Menely with K9 Kyra. In police work, we use our dogs as a tool to find narcotics and violent suspects. The dogs increase safety for our officers and the community. We use the dogs mainly for their superior sense of smell as they can smell things we can't see. To answer some common questions: Our dogs go home with our handlers at the end of the day. The handlers train daily with our dogs in order to be ready for when we need to use them. We have two Belgian Malinois and one German Shepherd. The cars always have AC on and they are temperature controlled to keep the dogs safe and cool. Unfortunately the dogs will not be able to answer you if you ask them "Who's a good boy?" We are still working on teaching them to say "I am." If you are going to pet any police dog, please ask the handler for permission first. Follow Placentia Canine Foundation for further updates about our unit.

VICTIM STABS SUSPECT IN HOME INVASION ROBBERY Placentia, CA: On November 1, 2017 at around 8:15 a.m., Placentia Police received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in the 700 block of Primrose Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers located a male adult suffering from multiple stab wounds to his back. The male was treated at the scene by paramedics and transported to UCI Medical Center as a trauma patient. The investigation led to a residence in the 300 block of Twilight Street where it appears three males in all dark clothing and Halloween masks robbed the residents at gunpoint. As the suspects were fleeing the residence, one of the victims chased them and a struggle ensued between the victim and suspects. During the struggle, the victim stabbed one of the suspects multiple times. The suspect was later found on Primrose Avenue. The other two suspects fled the area, but later returned in a vehicle. A victim pointed out the vehicle to officers and officers stopped the vehicle in the area of Chapman Avenue and the 57 Freeway. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Eduardo Lopez-Morales, age 18, of Fullerton, was arrested for Robbery. The passenger of the vehicle fled and has not been located yet. The injured suspect is in “critical, but stable” condition and currently undergoing surgery at UCI. The loss is unknown at this time and the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Placentia Police Department Detectives at (714) 993-8146. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or on their website

Halloween fun last night at Placentia PD!

Join the Placentia Conversation on Fiscal Sustainability tomorrow night, November 1st, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Backs Community Building (201 N. Bradford Avenue). The Citizens Fiscal Sustainability Task Force is looking forward to discussing and getting your feedback on its final report.

Today is the last day to purchase a Pink Patch! You can still buy a patch at the PPD front counter for only $10 or email Property Tech Lauren Hopley at to have a patch mailed to you for $1 more! All proceeds will be to donated to Susan G. Komen Orange County to help fight breast cancer. Your donations are tax deductible. After today, the pink patches come off the officers' uniforms and will no longer be sold until next October. Get a patch while you still can!

PPD has been awarded an $80,000 Office of Traffic Safety grant for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This grant will fund DUI / CDL checkpoints, DUI Saturation Patrols and other Traffic enforcement operations along with educational programs for the coming year.

Don't forget to bring your Trick or Treaters to the Police Department tonight!

Congrats to Officer Reihanifam and Habo!

Officers attended the Trunk or Treat event at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church. Some of the boys from Boy Scout Troop 723 decided to challenge two officers to a game of basketball. They had a great time at the event.

The American Legion has advocated on behalf of veterans since WWI and now it's our turn to help them. A fundraiser will be held at Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza for Placentia Post 277 on Veterans Day. Mention The American Legion and 20% of your bill will be given to our very own Placentia Post. If you have additional questions about who is eligible for membership or would like to donate directly to the Legion please email Note: Family members of veterans are welcome to join the Auxiliary post or Sons of the American Legion.

Our officers (and K9) had the pleasure of participating in a Red Ribbon week event at Morse Elementary School. Thank you for having us. Do you think the kids enjoyed seeing our police officers, K9, and police motorcycle? #octoa Orange County Police Canine Association City of Placentia - Government Placentia Police Canine Foundation PYLUSD School District

Get involved in YOUR community. Please attend one of these meetings to stay informed and ask questions.

We are still hiring! You may have noticed that police job postings are not listed on the City of Placentia website. The City is transitioning to an online application system and during this time, we are unable to accept applications. The new system should be up and running next week, so stay tuned! City of Placentia - Government

The men and women of the Placentia Police Department stand with the Girard Police Department as they mourn the murder of one of their own. Rest In Peace Officer Leo, your sacrifice and heroism will never be forgotten. To all of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, stay safe and watch your six.

Join us on Halloween night !!

***SUPPORT THE CAUSE*** Please join the Placentia Police Department and Placentia-Linda Hospital in supporting the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. For only $10 you can purchase a pink PPD/PLH patch. Your purchase is tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds from the Pink Patch Project sales go to Susan G. Komen Orange County. You can buy the patches at the PPD front counter. The patches can also be shipped for $1 more. For more information on how to get a patch (or 10) shipped to you, please email Property Technician Lauren Hopley at