Westminster Police Department

  • Agency: Westminster Police Department
  • Address: 8200 Westminster Blvd. Bldg. 5, Westminster, 92683 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Westminster Police Department is located at 8200 Westminster Blvd. Bldg. 5, Westminster, 92683 CA. The Westminster Police Department phone number is (714) 898-3315.

Westminster Police Department News

Officer Brian Emerson had a great time with children from one of our local schools recently. The teacher said the kids were talking about Officer Emerson's visit all day.

Yesterday we lost a beloved member of the WPD family, Volunteer Max Poper. Max was a volunteer with our department for over 20 years. He worked thousands of hours, dedicating himself to the citizens of Westminster. He worked in forensics, being called upon for many complicated projects due to his genius level intelligence. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Thank you Max for your many years of selfless service. RIP Max #neverforget

Question for our community--WPD is in the process of revamping our current WPD website. We want input from you. What do you think are some good qualities of an easy to navigate police website? Check out our current one and let me know what changes you think would help us better communicate with you (below link). If you want to discuss this in depth, please call Commander Cameron Knauerhaze at 714-548-3791. I'd love to hear from you, thanks. http://www.westminster-ca.gov/depts/police/

Why did the chicken cross the road? We don't know, but we have 7 of them here at WPD. #RescueChickens

Great ShakeOut - Are you ready to Drop, Cover, and Hold On? Join the millions of people worldwide who are participating in the Great ShakeOut on Thursday, October 19th at 10:19 a.m. City employees are participating in the drill and conducting an evacuation drill afterwards. Dispatchers and patrol officers are working through the drills to provide uninterrupted emergency services to our residents. #shakeout

This is the City of Westminster conducting a test of the AlertOC emergency notification system. Several cities throughout Orange County are conducting this test today, October 18, 2017. The purpose of this message is to test AlertOC’s ability to deliver emergency notifications to Westminster residents during a disaster. During an actual emergency, important information and instructions will be sent to you through this system. We encourage you to register your cell phones, text devices and email addresses at www.alertoc.com. Please share this e-mail with your friends and family members living within Orange County. For questions or inquiries about the AlertOC System, please visit www.alertoc.com. Thank you. City of Westminster

Exciting day for these preschoolers. Corporal Fletcher arranged a safety demonstration at their school and Officer Hartman and Pako crashed the party. Fun times had by all!

This week is National Teen Driver Safety week. Please take the time to have conversations with teen drivers, as well as parents, about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe when operating a motor vehicle. Some of the greatest dangers for teen drivers are DUI, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and the number of passengers they are transporting when their license restricts it. The risks of a fatal crash go up in direct relation to the number of teens inside the vehicle #safetyfirst

Community Clean Up BBQ at Liberty Park, Westminster - Join us for a fun family event at Liberty Park at 13900 Monroe St on Saturday, October 21st from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. There will be a jump house for the kids, SWAT truck, our bike team, and everyone's favorite local celebrity our K9 Pako. Any resident is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Corporal Phuong Pham at 714-548-3755 or ppham@westminster-ca.gov.

See the attached press release regarding motorcycle safety and enforcement.

Have you registered with AlertOC? AlertOC is Orange County’s regional public mass notification system designed to keep those who live or work in Orange County informed of important information during emergency events. Westminster is participating in a countywide mass notification test exercise on Wednesday, October 18th at 9:00 a.m. If you live or work in OC, be sure to register with AlertOC to receive emergency mass notification messages.

Join us Saturday night for a fun family event to see Officer Hartman and Pako participate in the OC Police K9 demonstration. It's truly a great event to see.

In an effort to keep our neighborhoods looking attractive, trash containers must be screened from public view, except on trash pick-up days (city code). Everyone's cooperation is essential to maintain the quality of life in Westminster. If you have questions, please call the City of Westminster Code Enforcement Division at 714-898-3311 ext. 256.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ARREST - Today an observant neighbor noticed an unknown subject enter an elderly neighbors side door near Newland and 23rd. Officers were immediately dispatched and arrived within 2 minutes. Sgt. Vandergrift observed the suspect exit the residence then run back into the residence (apparently he wasn't expecting the police to be waiting for him). The suspect then ran out the back of the residence and jumped fences to flee from the police. After jumping numerous fences in the area, the suspect was placed into custody with the assistance of GGPD. He had in his possession stolen items from the burglary and narcotics. To our shock, he was also on probation and has been arrested for burglary in the past. A special thank you to GGPD for the assist and to the observant neighbor! If you see something, say something!

Join WPD by registering for the great shakeout earthquake drill. http://www.shakeout.org/register

REMEMBERING ONE OF OUR OWN - Sgt. Marcus Frank was hired by the Westminster Police Department in February 1979. During his 28 year career, Marcus spent over 19 years dedicated to fighting crime, particularly in regard to the vulnerable refugee population in Westminster. In 1998, Sgt. Frank received the prestigious Frederick Milton Award by the National Gang Crime Research Center for his efforts in gang research and education on Asian gangs. He was also the recipient of the Asian Gang Investigator of the Year award from the International Association of Asian Crime Investigators. Sgt. Frank provided training in the area of Asian criminal enterprises in 21 states across the country and four provinces in Canada, and was the first local law enforcement officer to visit and lecture government officials in the country of Vietnam. Sgt. Frank lost his battle with a work related illness on October 10, 2007. Sgt. Frank’s dedication to the City of Westminster and his vast knowledge in the area of Asian Organized Crime will truly be missed. Marcus is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and his adult sons Eric, Bryan, and Andrew. We love and miss you Marcus! End of Watch: October 10, 2007

See the attached press release regarding our upcoming Rx drug take back event on 10/28/17 at city hall.

There's a new fire off the 91 freeway in Anaheim Hills that is causing a strong smell of fire and ashes to fall in the area. Please try and avoid vigorous activity outside for yourself and your 4 legged family members.

Our deepest condolences to our Cypress PD family for the loss of Officer Matt Ward. Officer Ward was taken from us over the weekend after sustaining fatal injuries in a three car crash on the 405 Fwy. and Magnolia St., near Westminster. He was off-duty at the time and driving with his son, who was also injured and taken to a local hospital. By all accounts, Officer Ward was a pillar in the community and a dedicated servant to the citizens of Cypress. Rest peacefully Officer Ward, your family and friends remain in our prayers during this tragic time.

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Thursday night roundup: It was a very busy Thursday night for our officers and dispatchers as they responded to or made enforcement stops on 55 different incidents ranging from 6pm to 6am. Here are a few of the highlights: 6:45pm 13000 Block of Seneca Drive-Officers responded to a call of domestic violence and arrested a male for allegedly assaulting his wife. He was booked into county jail. 6:57pm Magnolia/Jennrich-WPD and OCFA responded to the area reference a subject possibly committing arson. The suspect fled the scene and was taken into custody without incident after he fled close to one mile from the crime scene. He was booked into county jail. 8:55pm Assist for Buena Park PD. BPPD requested a K9 Officer to assist with a residential burglary that just occurred where the suspect fled. WPD K9 Officer Hartman and K9 Pako responded and helped take the suspect into custody. 1:20am-WPD officer conducted a traffic stop in area of Jefferson/Bolsa and during the stop he could see what appeared to be a gun on the floorboard of the vehicle. One of the occupants was a wanted “Parolee at Large” and taken into custody. The gun turned out to be a very realistic looking pellet gun with no safety markings on it. Thankfully the occupants complied with the officers directions and nobody was injured. The Suspect was booked into county jail. 0145am: An Officer conducted a pedestrian stop on a suspicious subject in the area of Goldenwest/Hazard and found he was wanted for a prior theft related incident. He was booked at county jail. 0414am: Officers patrolling the area of the 7900 block of Westminster discovered what appeared to be a commercial burglary in progress. Officers discovered one suspect jumping over a fence at a construction site and another subject walking towards a vehicle and trying to leave in it. Through the lengthy and detailed investigation, they discovered the suspects pried open a side door to the neighboring business and most likely were going to try and steal items if it wasn’t for them being interrupted by officers. The owner of the business was contacted and both suspects were arrested and booked at County Jail. A great job by WPD’s officers and dispatchers keeping the city safe for 12 hours👍

Sergeant Drinnin and Sergeant MacCormick had a great time helping the students get to school on National Walk to School Day

SAVE THE DATE - Do you have old prescriptions to dispose of? Bring them to the Westminster City Hall parking lot at 8200 Westminster Blvd on October 28th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

It's hard to put into words how senseless and tragic the shooting in Vegas is. Many of us at WPD have friends or family who were at the concert, some of which were injured in the shooting, as many of you may have also. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by this horrible act of violence.

Fatal motorcycle crash from last night (Edwards/405 area), name is withheld pending notification of next of kin.