Palm Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Palm Springs Police Department
  • Address: 200 South Civic Drive, Palm Springs, 92263 CA
  • Chief: David Dominguez (Chief of Police)

Palm Springs Police Department is located at 200 South Civic Drive, Palm Springs, 92263 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is David Dominguez. The Palm Springs Police Department phone number is (760) 323-8116.

Palm Springs Police Department News

RX for Success Event today. Come on by until 3 pm at the PS Stadium today.

Free Community Event RX for Success - A Drug Free Life 03/10/18 1100 am- 3 pm. PS Stadium 1901 E Baristo Rd

This event kicks off in the next 30 minutes. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pomona Police Department. Two of their officers were shot and one was killed. We are with you Pomona Police Department!

Today is #InternationalWomensDay and here are just a few of the many women of the PSPD who serve in our ranks (uniform and civilian) that are helping to keep Palm Springs safe every day.

Media Advisory for Tuesday, March 13 Palm Springs Police Department Personnel to be honored by the Anti-Defamation League Law Enforcement Personnel to be Honored for Combating Hate & Bigotry LAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division for Work with Muslim Community; Palm Springs PD for Investigation of LGBT Hate Crime; Laguna Beach Police Officer for Work with Students; LA County Sheriff’s Deputy for Work with Cudahy Immigrant Community Great Visuals -- members of law enforcement with medals High ranking officials in attendance WHAT: The Anti-Defamation League honors law enforcement personnel with the ADL Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate Honorees available for photos/interviews 10:45 to 11:30 a.m; program 11:30 to 1 p.m. 2018 GROUP HONOREES Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Investigation Section Los Angeles Police Department LAPD’s Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) provides guidance, supervision and training to investigators, supplying them with tools both to complete complex investigations and to identify terrorist threats and activities. While there have been several noteworthy investigations handled by CIS, including an investigation into targeting of the Muslim community, the members of this specialized unit have also been diligent and dedicated to maintaining positive relationships and strengthening ties with Los Angeles’s culturally diverse communities. Impact Speaker will be Ms. Hedab Tarifi, first female chairwoman of the Islamic Center of Southern California. Palm Springs Police Department Investigations Bureau Palm Springs Police Department The Palm Springs Police Department Investigations Bureau detectives and crime scene technician combined efforts and technical savvy to investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators of a hate-motivated attack of a renowned LGBTQ rights and equality activist and his husband. Constant outreach and crucial investigations have helped to build trust between local law enforcement and the community they serve. Impact Speaker will be Mr. Robert Moon, Mayor of Palm Springs. 2018 INDIVIDUAL HONOREES Corporal Cornelius Ashton Laguna Beach Police Department Although he spent the early part of his adolescent years around gangs, Laguna Beach Police Corporal Cornelius Ashton pursued a career in law enforcement. As the Juvenile Crimes Detective in the Laguna Beach Police Department, not only has he successfully investigated racially-motivated hate crimes targeting students of color, he also has stepped in to protect LGBTQ students from being bullied, and went so far as to prevent a possible active shooter situation on a school campus. Deputy Marino Gonzalez Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Assigned as the “Town Sheriff” for the City of Cudahy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Marino Gonzalez displays compassion and genuine concern for public safety as evidenced by his outstanding work in restoring public trust in law enforcement in the mostly immigrant community. Deputy Gonzalez started a neighborhood watch program, educated residents on how to contact their local law enforcement to report crimes and assured the vulnerable population that they should not fear deportation when reporting criminal activity. Impact Speaker will be Ms. Adol Vergara, Administrator of Cudahy Preschool Academy. WHEN: Tuesday, March 13 10:45 a.m. – honorees available for photos and interviews 11:30 a.m. – program begins 12 noon – awards given; honorees speak; community and victim impact statements WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles Many high-ranking members of law enforcement community from throughout Southern California will be in attendance including Sheriff Jim McDonnell, LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, FBI Los Angeles Assistant Director in Charge Paul Delacourt, ATF Los Angeles Special Agent in Charge William McMullan and more. RSVP Appreciated The Sherwood Prize was created in 1996 by Joe and Helene Sherwood, founders of family owned and operated Daniel's Jewelers, to recognize those in the law enforcement community that go above and beyond their job descriptions in combating extremism, bigotry, and hatred. The Helene and Joseph Sherwood Family Prize recognizes law enforcement officers, units, agencies or programs that: • Demonstrated an outstanding commitment to combating extremism, bigotry and hatred by performing acts outside the normal scope of duties • Made an impact on victims of hate crimes or bias-motivated incidents • Provided opportunities for education to reduce hate crimes and bias-motivated activity • Used innovative approaches to enforce or prosecute hate crime laws • Made a significant difference in their community and served as a role model for their agency The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is one of the nation’s premier human relations and civil rights agencies and is dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals, and protecting civil rights for all. Visit our website /

Join the Palm Springs Police Department and United States Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday March 10th from 11am - 3 pm and learn more about Opioids and Positive Alternatives. A RX for Success - A Drug Free Life. This event is designed to bring children, teens and adults information on opioid abuse and positive alternatives to help you live a drug free life. Come and talk with law enforcement from many different agencies, listen to speakers and enjoy free food while it lasts. We look forward to seeing you there.

Join Chief Bryan Reyes and members of Palm Springs PD this Thursday for this great event on Teen Safety. We are excited to partner with the Boys and Girls Club on yet another great public event and hope to see you all there. Teens will engage in conversations and learn from law enforcement officials what they need to know about safety in their community. Former professional athletes will share their experiences on the importance of discipline, character and making good choices that will lead to a positive future.

Road Closure Update

Road Closure Update: Hwy 111 from I-10 to Gateway is now partially open. One lane in both directions is open, CHP on scene providing traffic control

Avoid Highway 111 inbound from I-10 and outbound from Gateway Drive due to a fatal traffic accident. Road will be closed for several hours

Robbery Investigation Update

Congressman Raul Ruiz Press Conference

Avoid the intersection of E Ramon Road & San Luis Rey, lights on flash due to traffic collision.

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Dr. Ruiz Announces Legislation Supporting Families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Palm Desert, CA – On Friday, February 23rd at 11am at the Palm Springs Police Department, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) will hold a press conference to announce the introduction of his bipartisan bill that will improve and increase the death benefits for families of fallen law enforcement officers and first responders. Dr. Ruiz will be joined by law enforcement officers and first responders from across the 36th Congressional District. Media availability will be held at 11:45am. Who: Dr. Ruiz, law enforcement and first responders What: Announcement of legislation to improve and increase benefits to families of fallen law enforcement officers and first-responders. When: Friday, February 23rd at 11 am. Where: Palm Springs Police Department 200 S Civic Drive Palm Springs, California, 92262 ###

Road Open Notification

Employee Commendation Announcement CAPE - California Association of Property and Evidence Date: February 21, 2018 Palm Springs PD Property/Evidence Technician Tim Thomas was recognized today at the annual CAPE Conference in Monterey, CA as the Statewide and solo recipient of the CAPE Meritorious Service Award. This award is given to employees nominated for going above and beyond their duties inside and outside the workplace. Property Technician Thomas was also recognized for his contributions inside and outside the workplace and among his peers within the CAPE Association as the Regional Award recipient and will be awarded the Regional Meritorious Service Award on February 22, 2018. Join us in thanking and congratulating Property/Evidence Tim Thomas on his hard work and for being awarded this prestigious award.

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED IN IDENTIFYING ROBBERY SUSPECT In the early morning hours on February 13, 2018, an armed robbery occurred at the AM/PM located at 1717 E. Vista Chino. The pictured suspect entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the employees. The suspect left the location and is believed to have entered a dark colored compact sedan type vehicle.There is no further information on the vehicle or the direction of travel. Anyone that may have information on this robbery is asked to contact Detective Chris Jaeger of the Crimes Against Persons Unit at 760-323-8129 or report the information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 760-341-7867.

News Release- PSPD- On Thursday, February 15, 2018, at approximately 4:53 PM, Palm Springs Police Department Motor Officers responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the area of E. Palm Canyon Drive and Escoba Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned that a female driver was driving a red Toyota compact car eastbound on E. Palm Canyon Drive. She then drove across the westbound lanes, left the roadway, onto an embankment, and collided into a concrete wall of a dumpster area located in the southeast corner of the San Jacinto Village Apartment complex (2925 Escoba Drive). The female driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle and no other vehicles or persons were involved in the traffic collision. The female driver was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition. The cause of the collision is under investigation and it is believed that the female sustained a medical emergency prior to the collision. Anybody with information on this traffic collision is asked to contact the Palm Springs Police Department Traffic Division at 760-323-8125.

Road Open- The area of E Palm Canyon and between Escoba and Cherokee is now open.

Avoid E Palm Canyon between Escoba & Cherokee due to traffic collision closure.

Join the members of the Palm Springs Police Officers Association and numerous other law enforcement members throughout the state in this 5k run to benefit the Palm Springs Police Officers Memorial Foundation. All proceeds benefit police officers and their families should an officer be seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. REGISTER HERE : Palm Springs Police Officers' Association KMIR News KESQ News Channel 3 Desert Sun Riverside Police Department Riverside Police Officers' Association Cathedral City Police Officers Association Cathedral City Police Murrieta Police Department City of Corona Police Department Beaumont Police Department - Beaumont, CA Desert Hot Springs Police Department Indio Police Department Banning Police Department Blythe Police Department San Bernardino County Probation Department San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department San Diego County Sheriff's DepartmentSan Diego Police DepartmentLos Angeles County Sheriff's DepartmentLos Angeles Police Protective LeagueLAPD Headquarters

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the 2018 American Legion, District 21, Law and Order Award Ceremony was held in Corona, California. The Palm Springs Police Department is proud to recognize Sergeant Mike Casavan for receiving the Officer of the Year/Valor Award for his actions during a swift water rescue that occurred during a heavy rainstorm impacting Palm Springs on September 9, 2017. Sergeant Casavan, the Watch Commander on duty during the deluge, recognized that the SWAT Bearcat Armored Vehicle should be deployed to assist with stranded motorists in flooded areas. His plan was quickly put into action while driving the vehicle in the wash area on Golf Club Drive. He located a stranded motorist stuck in the flood waters and positioned the armored vehicle for a rescue. Sergeant Casavan rescued a three year old boy and the boy’s mother from the vehicle as the flooding increased. The vehicle was washed away a few minutes after the rescue and became nearly completely submerged downstream. Sergeant Casavan’s heroic actions saved the mother and son from serious injury or death. Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon happened to be on a ride along with Sergeant Casavan that day and photographed the rescue from the passenger seat of the armored vehicle. The American Legion also honored fallen PSPD Officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Lesley Zerebny by acknowledging their line of duty deaths with the Award of Valor. PSPD extends our sincere appreciation to the American Legion for honoring all of the heroes from the region.