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

On behalf of Chief Lenyi and the men and women of the Placentia Police Department, we offer our condolences to the Pomona Police Department who had an officer killed in the line of duty last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with your department in this difficult time.

This morning Police Explorer Post #25 assisted the Laguna Beach Police Department with their 52nd Annual Patriots Day 🇺🇸 Parade! PPD Explorers among many other Police Explorers from around the county, assisted with traffic 🔚🔺🔜❌🛑and crowd control. In such large scale events like this, the flow of traffic, directing citizens, and being vigilant for anything out of the ordinary is paramount in making the event successful. If you or anyone you know are interested in becoming a Police Explorer, please contact Officer Rodriguez at A common misconception about being apart of an Explorer Post is that it’s only for those who want to pursue Law Enforcement. Though participating in the Post gives you hands on opportunities to engage and truly be involved in a police department, the Post also satisfies high school requirements for volunteer hours and the events and activities are fun that promote responsibility, leadership, and teamwork.

This afternoon a landlord was going through items left behind by an evicted tenant and came across this hand grenade in an ammo can. He did the right thing and called 911. We responded and promptly called the Orange County Sheriff Bomb Squad.... In this case it was an empty training hand grenade. Never touch anything you are not sure about.

Neighborhood Watch meeting tonight

Placentia PD Citizen Academy students participate in a CSI exercise. Last chance for applications for the Spring 2018 Citizen Academy class starting March 22, 2018. All applications are due by March 1. Contact Academy Coordinator FTO Brian Conroy at for applications and questions

A big THANK YOU to the police wives bible study group from Yorba Linda Friends Church who brought our day watch and night watch officers dinner yesterday at shift change .... it disappeared quickly!! 🇺🇸 🚔 🇺🇸 🚔 🇺🇸

We are sorry for your loss Tustin PD.

FROST ADVISORY ISSUED FOR ORANGE COUNTY (Santa Ana, CA) - The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Orange County beginning at 10 p.m. this evening to 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Overnight temperatures in some areas will dip to the low 30s with isolated locations in the upper 20s. Several hours of temperatures are sufficient for frost tonight with 4 to 6 hours of near freezing conditions. Colder-than-normal temperatures increase the risk of cold-related illnesses like hypothermia, especially for those who are more sensitive to extreme weather changes. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Low body temperature may make you unable to think clearly or move well. Hypothermia occurs most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water. “When facing a frost advisory, it is important to make certain that you are protected from hypothermia. In additional it is critical to check that seniors who live alone, your neighbors, pets and vulnerable populations are safe during this time,” said Dr. Eric Handler, County Health Officer. Residents are also cautioned against using their kitchen range or oven to heat their homes. Home furnaces and heaters should be inspected periodically, with needed repairs performed by a qualified and licensed heating or plumbing contractor. If space heaters are used, make sure there is nothing within three feet of the heater that could catch on fire, such as bedding, drapes or furniture. Never cover your space heater and never leave children unattended near a space heater. In the event that electric power is lost during a storm, never use a gasoline powered generator indoors, in a garage or near doors or windows where air may enter a home due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that at high levels of exposure can be fatal. Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be confused with flu symptoms, food poisoning or other illnesses and can have a long term health risk if left unattended. Some of the symptoms of low level exposure include shortness of breath, mild nausea and mild headaches. Moderate levels of carbon monoxide exposure can present with headaches, dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness. Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector, which is very similar to a smoke detector. Recommended precautions to prepare your household for cold weather: • Check on those who are at high risk to make sure they are staying warm – including seniors who live alone, as well as other vulnerable populations such as young children. • Make sure to check on your pets. • Wear layers of clothing. For more information on cold weather safety, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at # # #

Congratulations to Explorer Shin for graduating the 2018 OCLEEAA Winter Explorer Academy. Explorer Shin received first place in the Drill Down and was appointed platoon leader for the third platoon. #ppd #ocleeaa #academy #policeexplorers For additional information regaridng PPD’s Explorer Post attend on of our meetings the first and third Tuesday of every month, or contact Officer Rodriguez at

North County SWAT Sgt. Anderson and K9 Handler Martinez hosted K9/SWAT training today. Several other K9 Handlers from various North County departments joined in on the great day of training.

On 02-18-18 at about 3:00 pm, officers responded to a theft in progress at Del Taco, located at 1851 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Two 13 year old boys briefly left their scooters unattended outside because they did not want to be rude by dragging the scooters inside the establishment. Officers quickly responded to the area and located the suspect, Kenneth GARCIA (26 years old). Both scooters were recovered and returned. GARCIA was arrested and transported to the PPD for booking.

Congratulations to the residents of Placentia on graduating the Leadership Academy that was held this morning at the Whitten Center! St. Jude has been leading a Leadership Academy over the past 6 weeks for residents that live in the La Jolla neighborhood. This initiative was to educate the residents on a wide variety of leadership areas and has given the residents the tools to start up a project that would keep their neighborhood safe. Members from the community, the school district, the Police Department, and Placentia Collaborative attended this mornings ceremony to congratulate them!

Northbound Rose Drive north of Yorba Linda Boulevard is temporarily closed due to power lines down. Please use alternate routes for the next hour.

🚨🚨ARREST!!🚨🚨 Around 1:37 this morning, an Officer was patrolling an apartment complex in the 200 block of Chapman Ave. As he drove through the parking lot, he observed a vehicle driving slowly past the car ports with no lights on. The Officer also saw a male, who wore dark clothing and gloves, walking alongside the vehicle. When the Officer attempted to contact the male, he hid behind a vehicle and the other vehicle sped off. The Officer tried contacting the male to inquire about what he was doing in the area, but instead he fled from the Officer. A short foot pursuit ensued. Additional units responded and stopped the fleeing vehicle. The Officer also caught the fleeing male. After an intensive investigation, it was discovered that the occupants in the vehicle were documented Gang members from the City of Orange and known to commit residential burglaries. The fleeing male was also on parole for residential burglary. After a search of the vehicle, Officers discovered a wide variety of property such as burglarly tools and stolen property. All three males were arrested and booked into County Jail for various charges. Take away: -Great observation skills and team work of the Officers who responded and safely apprehended the suspects *Please remember to lock your vehicles and do not leave anything valuable in your cars!*

On 02/03/18 at 9:45 PM, Officers responded to Kraemer Park (201 N. Bradford) in reference to multiple gun shots heard. Upon officers arrival, it was learned there was an altercation between several males at the park and a firearm was discharged. The subjects involved were last seen running into the neighborhood just south of the park. Officers search the area and ultimately located a sawed off shotgun and a .22 caliber pistol to the rear of a vacant residence. The investigation is on going, and at this time it does not appear anyone was injured as a result of the shooting.

A patrol officer spotted a male driver on his cell phone while driving and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Placentia and Chapman. The subject from Mississippi was without a drivers license. Officers located 4 pounds of Marijuana and 1 pound of Methamphetamine inside the vehicle as well as $1,300 dollars in cash.

OCFA, Fullerton Fire Department, and Anaheim Fire and Rescue are currently working a structure fire in the 1000 block of Magnolia. Please avoid the area.

The traffic signals at Kraemer and Bastanchury are on flashing red which is causing severe traffic congestion in the area. Please avoid the area if possible while we correct the problem with the signal. Our motor officers are monitoring the situation.

Our traffic officers are out this morning at Golden Elementary School. Please remember the speed limit for ALL school zones is 25 mph. This is to ensure the safety of the students AND the crossing guards.

****REMINDER**** The Placentia PD Citizens Academy starts March 2018 and there are only a few spots left. The academy meets every Thursday evening for ten weeks. Classes include CSI, Investigations, Force Options Simulator, DUI Enforcement, and many more. For more information, contact FTO B. Conroy at Applications are available at the PPD front counter.