Blythe Police Department

  • Agency: Blythe Police Department
  • Address: 240 N Spring Street, Blythe, 92225 CA
  • Chief: Steven L Smith (Chief of Police)
Phone: 760-922-6111

Blythe Police Department is located at 240 N Spring Street, Blythe, 92225 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Steven L Smith. The Blythe Police Department phone number is 760-922-6111.

Blythe Police Department News

Coty Wadley was sworn in today as our newest Citizen on Patrol. Coty started at the Police Department four years ago when he was 14 as an Explorer Scout, the same as Chief Wade. Hopefully Coty will be heading to the academy in about two years. Thank you Coty for your love of this profession and your desire to improve Blythe. You stick with it and you will be the Chief one day if you want it. Congratulations!!!!!!

The Blythe Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s 911 system is temporarily out of service. We are working to get it back on line as soon as possible. Please call 760 922-6111 for all law enforcement needs within the City of Blythe. The Sheriff can be reached at 760 921-7900. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Update: The Riverside County Sheriffs 911 system is operational. The Blythe Police Departments 911 is still down. Please call 760 922-6111 ext. 5 to reach the Blythe Police dispatcher. UPDATE: The 911 system for the Blythe Police Department is up and operational. A malfunction occurred at the Frontier office in Victorville, Ca. At this time we are not aware of any critical incidents that went unreported or resulted in a delayed response by police or fire.

Good tips Lt. Coe. Thanks for educating our parents and keeping our kids safe.

Retired Blythe Police Chief Robert Feemster passed away on August 15th. It doesn't matter how long it has been since they retired they remain part of our "family." Our condolences to the Feemster family.

A great partnership!

We are very proud of the three Explorers representing the Blythe Police Department and will share more information and videos/photos as they progress through the week. Here's a video of how their week started!

A big thank you to the Palo Verde Irrigation District and their Board of Directors. This money will go a long way in helping keep our pool open and our kids out of canals.

Thank you Corporal Jakobsen for being a mentor and a role model to the next generation of Police Officers.

One year ago today Chief Robert Mathews, one of my best friends, hung up his gun belt as the Blythe Chief of Police after 28 years of service. During his two years as Chief of Police, Bob was able to get the Department back on its feet and headed in the right direction. Chief Mathews sense of right and wrong and his steadfast adherence to his core values has made my job much simpler over the last year. I wouldn't have been given this opportunity without your mentorship Bob, and I pray that in retirement you are "just living the dream." With love and admiration, Chief Jeff Wade.

The Blythe Police Department would like to welcome its newest Officer, Nathaniel Nunez. Officer Nunez graduated tonight from San Bernardino County Sheriffs Academy. Here he is presented his certificate and sworn in by Chief Jeff Wade. Congratulations Officer Nunez and welcome to The Blythe Police family!

This is Thomas Delano. He is wanted and known to frequent the Blythe area. If you have information on his whereabouts please call the Blythe Police Department at 760 922-6111.

A young lady named Dora stopped by the Police Department on Thursday and gave us this beautiful poster. If everyone was as kind and considerate as you the world would be a much better place. All of us at Blythe P.D. appreciate you more than you know. Thank you Dora!

Good Job Officer Jakobsen! We are proud of the job you did last year at the schools and know you will continue to do an awesome job in the coming year.

On Tuesday, 4-12-16, the Blythe City Council approved a three year contract naming Jeff Wade the new Chief of Police for the Blythe Police Department. Wade had been acting as Interim Chief since Bob Mathews’ retirement on March 24th of this year. Chief Wade started at the Blythe Police Department as an Explorer Scout when he was 17 years old. Wade attended the Riverside County Sheriffs 97th Police Academy when he turned 21 and was hired as a police officer on April 20th, 1985. Wade has held various assignments and worked his way through all ranks during his 31 years. Wade has been married for over 27 years and has one son and a five year old grandson. His wife Christy is the Communications Supervisor for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in Blythe. “I’m very proud of the fact that I am the first Chief of Police born and raised in Blythe. My family came to the Palo Verde Valley in 1943, my parents, siblings, and many extended family still live here. I have a deep love for this community and care about the safety of its citizens,” stated Wade. Wade stated that one of his priorities is hiring police officers. “We are currently down four officers, but we have two in the background process.” Wade added the police department is currently testing locally and will be sending a recruit to the police academy in the fall. “The problem of hiring police officers is not a local issue, it’s nationwide.” Wade believes there is less interest in being a police officer given the increased violence towards law enforcement in the recent past. Chief Wade plans on implementing informal “Chat with the Chief” meetings at various locations in the coming months. Wade said he was “looking forward to meeting with folks, listening to their concerns and providing the best customer service possible.”

The business lines at the Police Department are again working. Dial (760) 922-6111 for your business and non-emergency calls.

The business lines at the Police Department are currently not working. 9-1-1 calls are being received and handled. Verizon and Frontier are working on the problem, but there is no estimated time for repair. Non-emergency calls for service can be made to (760)922-6116 or to Crime Stop at (760)921-2273

On Sunday May 13, 2012, at about 11:30 P.M., the Blythe Police Department responded to the area of the 100 block of west Hobsonway, in reference to a theft. Blythe Police Officer Adams arrived and contacted the female victim. She reported that she had parked her vehicle on the south side of Hobsonway, and had exited the vehicle. As she walked south, across the sidewalk, toward the adjacent business, a male subject, riding a bicycle, rode toward her east bound on the sidewalk. As the subject passed her, he grabbed her bag from her shoulder, and continued riding east. The suspect was last seen still riding east in the 100 block of east Hobsonway. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late twenties, with very short cut hair. He was wearing a white “tank top” type shirt and tan colored shorts. The suspect was riding an unknown colored bicycle, described as a “BMX” style. The force of the suspect pulling the bag away from the victim caused the victim to lose her footing, but she was able to maintain her balance. The victim was not injured in the incident. Due to the force used the case is being investigated as a Robbery. This should be a reminder to us all said Chief Steve Smith, “Be aware of your surroundings, pay attention to who is around you, and if you feel uncomfortable there probably is a reason. I am thankful the victim in this case was not injured very badly, but the tragedy of this event will take a long time to heal Smith said” Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact the Blythe Police Department at 922-6111 or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273).

On Tuesday May 8, 2012, at about 6:37 A.M., the Blythe Police Department responded to a residence 3500 block of Riverside Drive, in reference to a theft of tools. The responding officer found that the tools had been taken from a locked storage unit at the location. The tools belonged to several different tradesmen working on a construction project in the area. The tools were valued at approximately $6000 dollars. Investigation by Blythe Police detectives led to a subject residing in the 12000 block of Florence Blvd. The male subject, identified as Steven Guy, 44, of Blythe, was interviewed, and ultimately admitted to committing the crime. Guy was booked into the Blythe Jail for Burglary. A search of Guy’s residence was conducted, and several pieces of the stolen property were recovered. Additional property is still outstanding, and the case remains under investigation. Our detective got right on this while it was fresh and did some great investigation work working most of the night and the next day tracking this thief down said Chief Steve Smith. “The theft took place in an area of low crime so this is just a reminder to lock everything and install cameras and alarms if you can to deter these crooks. Bright lights work good too. Great job by our detective!” Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact the Blythe Police Department at 922-6111 or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273).

The Blythe Police Department had been advised by Frontier Communications of a problem with telephone service affecting our area. At this time Cellular Phone service is affected as is the Blythe Police Department’s 9-1-1 service. 9-1-1 calls are being answered by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Local landline calls appear to be unaffected. If you have an emergency requiring a 9-1-1 call, please be mindful that the 9-1-1 dispatcher you connect with might be at the Palm Desert dispatch center. Please be prepared to provide additional information to the dispatcher as they may not be familiar with the area. The Blythe Police Department may still be reached at 760-922-6111. Frontier Communications has not provided a time frame for repair.