Indio Police Department

  • Agency: Indio Police Department
  • Address: 46800 Jackson St, Indio, 92201 CA
  • Chief: Richard Twiss (Chief of Police)
Phone: 760-391-4057
Fax: (760) 391-4036

Indio Police Department is located at 46800 Jackson St, Indio, 92201 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard Twiss. The Indio Police Department phone number is 760-391-4057.

Indio Police Department News

Indio, don’t forget! It is time for the #9PMRoutine! Remember to: 1. Remove valuables from your vehicle. 2. Lock and secure your vehicles. 3. Lock and secure your house and garage. 4. Turn on your outside lights. 5. Report any suspicious activity! . . Join us!! Get in the #9PMRoutine and remember the #IndioTripleI ... stay Informed, be Inspired, for an Improved Indio. #indiopolice #ourcommunityourcommitment #9pmroutine #indio #informedinspiredimproved

Good evening Facebook Followers! Graduation is a time for these young adults along with their friends and family members to celebrate all their hard work in completing high school. We ask that these celebrations are done responsibly. The Indio Police Department will be deploying a DUI Enforcement Team this graduation weekend, June 8-9 2018 between the hours of 8:00pm and 2:00am, to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. The cost of a ride home is cheap! Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. Congratulations Class of 2018!!

Happy Birthday Jim!!!!

Good morning Facebook Followers! As we continue mourning our loss, the family of Officer Velasquez has set up a Go Fund Me account. The money received from this account will go to assist the family in funeral expenses along with help the family to reach their goal of honoring our beloved Izzy by means of a memorial billboard for everyone to adore! Any amount of donation is accepted and thank you in advance for all your continued support through this difficult time! #Forever455Strong

***In memory of Officer Isabel “Izzy” Velasquez, 26 years old.*** Officer Velasquez was hired with the Indio Police Department on July 7, 2016. After a brief but brave battle with a rare form of lung cancer, Officer Velasquez passed away on May 31, 2018. The entire Indio Police Department is mourning the loss of our sister in blue. We were shaken to our core to learn of her unexpected passing. Officer Velasquez was a beautiful soul with an infectious smile. Her IPD family will miss her greatly. Izzy, though you may have lost the battle, we carry on in your name to fight the good fight. We will remain forever W455 Strong. We have the watch from here, as you hold the line from above. Until we see you again, may your smile never fade in our heart. The City of Indio #Forever455Strong #thinblueline #neverforgotten

Have you heard of the 9PM Routine? Indio Police would like to help you prevent crimes and prevent you from becoming a victim. We are going to be sending out reminders via social media to get you into a routine every night. We are asking that every evening you do the following: 1. Remove valuables from your vehicle. 2. Lock and secure your vehicles. 3. Lock and secure your house and garage. 4. Turn on your outside lights. 5. Report any suspicious activity! Join us!! Get in the #9PMRoutine and remember the #IndioTripleI ... stay Informed, be Inspired, for an Improved Indio. Stay tuned for future #9PMRoutine posts, we are planning a contest in the very near future to win some awesome Indio PD swag.

Indio Police took a day of social media silence today as we honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. To all those we have lost fighting the battles of freedom, we are internally grateful. To all those who have lost a loved one, we understand your pain. We thank you all for fighting for our great nation. 🇺🇸

On Friday, May 25, IPD staff along with staff from Probation and the District Attorney’s Office accepted an invitation from Indio High School students for a friendly volleyball competition. The Cops vs. Kids volleyball game proved to be a difficult challenge for most. Though the students put up a good fight, it was the Cops who took home the victory! Great teamwork and a good game by all! #copsvskids #indiopolice #indiohighschool

On May 20, 2018, at about 2200 hours, IPD Officers were dispatched to the area of 81700 Avenue 46 reference a 14 year old female suffering from a single gunshot wound to her head. IPD Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. Further investigation revealed the victim was traveling in a vehicle in the area of John Nobles Avenue and Monroe Street with at least four other juveniles, including a 5 year old child who was seated in the back seat, when the shooting occurred. While in this area, the suspect fired multiple rounds at the occupied vehicle, striking the victim once in the head. No other injuries were reported. IPD Detectives worked through the night to solve the senseless act of violence and were able to get a suspect identified. The suspect was identified as Vicente Manuel Reyes (22 years old) of Thousand Palms. Reyes is currently on active Parole for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and has several gang contacts out of Indio. On May 23, 2018, IPD Detectives ultimately located Reyes in Cathedral City and he was taken into custody without incident. Reyes was later booked into the Indio Jail on 6 counts of Attempt Murder, several counts of Child Abuse and Child Endangerment, and Violation of Parole. The victim is currently listed in stable condition. The Indio Police Department is working diligently and aggressively with all victims to give them a voice and stopping these types of senseless violence. We ask that anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the Indio Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 760-391-4051 or may provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).

HAPPY RED NOSE DAY! Today, May 24, 2018 has been declared Red Nose Day! Indio Police Department is a proud supporter of Red Nose Day and stamping out Childhood Hunger and Poverty. We encourage everyone to contribute and get involved by visiting your local Walgreens to purchase any Red Nose Day products. Have fun with it and share some laughs for a good cause! What is Red Nose Day? Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. Red Nose Day brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most. Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015, dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 34 countries internationally. Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK in 1988.

SRO Joel Osmond and PIO Sgt Marshall ready to do the Spartan Beast in Big Bear! See you in 13 miles!

Yesterday, Detective Perez was recognized as Indio Police Department’s top arresting officer for DUI drivers! He was awarded a plaque from the Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers Organization! #MADD

Today, May 15, 2018 is National Police Officer Memorial Day. Today we honor our brothers and sisters in blue who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in our profession. All Indio Police Officers will wear a mourning band across their badge and our station flag will fly at half mast in remembrance of all of the fallen Officers across our great nation. 🖤💙🖤 #nationalpoliceweek #nationalpoliceofficersmemorialday #indiopolice #bluefamily

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there! We hope you have a wonderful day!

Second Indio Police Officer fighting at battle of the desert

Indio Police Officers fighting at battle of the desert

***Traffic Notice Reference Signal Light at Avenue 48 and Madison Street***

Yesterday, we had a surprise visit from our very own Sgt. Jeff Merritt and his wonderful wife Sally Merritt!! Sgt. Merritt was injured in the line of duty on October 9, 2016 when he was struck by a DUI driver. Although, his recovery has been a long journey, Sgt. Merritt and Mrs. Merritt were both in positive spirits on the steps yet to come. It was an honor being able to see them again!!! #310Strong #MerrittStrong

Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival kicked off last weekend with camping patron load-in on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. There were no major traffic issues associated with the camping load-in. Traffic throughout the weekend was mild and the roadways stayed clear for the majority of the weekend. ​The following are the arrest and citation statistics for the Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival: 106 total arrests were made which is down 23% from last year’s (139 arrests) festival. Drug/Alcohol/Intoxication - 60 False Identification – 46 128 traffic related citations were issued​ • 32 traffic citations were issued for various motor vehicle driving violations • 96 citations were issued for the unlawful use of a disabled person placard Again, thank you for everyone’s cooperation during this festival season! The City of Indio #Stagecoach

Beginning April 11, 2018 and ending May 1, 2018, the entire Indio Police Department employees and volunteers worked countless hours to provide an amazing festival experience for all of our guests. Ranging from our Cadets/C.H.I.P.’s, to our Code Enforcement Unit, all Patrol Officers and Dispatchers, IPD’s Detectives, Command Staff and all Support Services Staff, BUT we could not have completed these last three weekends without a little help from our friends! Thank you to Cathedral City Police, Palm Springs Police Department, CA, Desert Hot Springs Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Riverside County District Attorney's Office-Investigators, Beaumont Police Department - Beaumont, CA, Banning Police Department, California Department of Motor Vehicles, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, State of California Alcohol, Beverage & Control, American Medical Response and CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department for all of your help! Together we make One Heart Beat!! The City of Indio #OneHeartbeat #OneFamily #Teamwork

Stagecoach Day 3!! Our officers are out there enjoying a nice Monster energy drink. It is a warm day today, please remember to stay hydrated. Now let’s hear it, Who is ready for some Garth Brooks???Yeehaw!!! #Stagecoach #GarthBrooks

A big thank you to Jerry Wesson and Heather Wesson and all the staff at Ciro's Ristorante & Pizzeria for all their continued support! Each weekend, they have provided pizza for the staff to enjoy while working Coachella 1 and 2 and Stagecoach! Last day of this festival season. We hope everyone has a fun and safe day!! #Stagecoach