Menlo Park Police Department

  • Agency: Menlo Park Police Department
  • Address: 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, 94025 CA
  • Chief: Bryan Roberts (Chief of Police)
Phone: 650-330-6300

Menlo Park Police Department is located at 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, 94025 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Bryan Roberts. The Menlo Park Police Department phone number is 650-330-6300.

Menlo Park Police Department News

Knowing your neighbors and recognizing who does belong in your neighborhood and who does not belong there has proven to be very helpful for some community members. The neighbor that called into the department yesterday did two very important things correctly. 1) That person recognized that there was a suspicious situation, seeing someone who looked very out of place and possibly doing something that they shouldn’t have been doing. 2) They called the police and let officers respond to further evaluate and manage the situation. This is an excellent example of community involvement in identifying and acting on an unusual circumstance which resulted in the prevention of a neighborhood home burglary.

Sheriff Robertson came from Napa County Sheriff's Office to San Mateo County to personally thank all of the law enforcement staff who assisted his community in their time of need during the North bay fires in October of 2017. His appreciation was heartfelt and sincere!

Enforcement of turn restrictions in Willows neighborhood begins The following turn restrictions were placed within the Willows neighborhood on December 19, 2017: • No right turns from Chester, Durham & O’Keefe to Willow Road, 3-7 p.m. weekdays (Except SamTrans and school buses) • No left turns from Woodland to Baywood, 3-7 p.m. weekdays These restrictions are in place to help ease the congestion within the Willows neighborhood due to the Willow-101 interchange construction. The Transportation Division received input from local residents that the changes have been effective in the reduction of cut through traffic in the neighborhood and the backup on and from Willow Rd. has shown improvements. Police will begin enforcing the turn restrictions beginning today, January 19, 2018. City staff will continue to observe the traffic for any needed adjustments. Keep posted with the City’s project webpage at and Construction News Updates at

Rain will continue this afternoon through the evening. As a reminder when on the roadways: 1) Slow down, 2) Turn on your headlights, 3) Give yourself more time, 4) Give vehicles ahead of you more space, and 5) Never drive through a flooded roadway. Please be patient with other motorists and stay safe on the wet roads.

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive with @RedCrossBlood happening now until 5pm today.

We Need Your Support: Join us for City of Menlo Park's Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

New Year’s celebration reminder: No discharging of firearms or fireworks The Menlo Park Police Department reminds the community that discharging a firearm and/or using or possessing fireworks within the City of Menlo Park are illegal and are serious crimes that can cause severe injury or death to another person. There will be no tolerance for celebratory gunfire or fireworks. The reckless discharge of a firearm is a felony under Section 246.3 of the California Penal Code and the use and/or possession of fireworks is a misdemeanor under Section 12671 of the California Health and Safety Code. The use of fireworks is illegal in the City of Menlo Park, and it is also prohibited to manufacture, sell or distribute fireworks. Police officers respond as soon as possible to reports of the unlawful use or possession of firearms and/or fireworks. Residents or businesses can report the unlawful discharging of firearms and or use of fireworks by calling the police department at 650-330-6300. The City of Menlo Park wishes everyone a happy and safe New Year for 2018!

Overnight parking enforcement deferred for the holidays The City of Menlo Park would like residents and their guests to enjoy suspended residential overnight parking enforcement. We understand that many residents are expecting guests from out of town and hosting events during the holiday season. As a courtesy, the overnight parking ordinance will not be enforced from Friday morning, Dec. 22, 2017 through Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018. Overnight parking enforcement will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 2:00 am. At that time, enforcement of the overnight parking ordinance will continue by police parking officers. If residents anticipate guests staying for a few more days, overnight parking permits can be purchased in person at the Police Department or online through PayPal. All parked vehicles will receive one courtesy warning whether a permit is displayed or not. The purpose of the courtesy notice is to inform those who are unaware of the ordinance. Menlo Park's Municipal Code, including Section 11.24.050 Overnight Parking, can be found online at

Menlo Park City Manager names Interim Police Chief

The Menlo Park Police Foundation is proud to announce that it raised $6,000 at the Paws for Paws II event held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Burgess Park. The funds raised are earmarked for K-9 safety equipment for Menlo Park Police Department K-9’s Hardy and Duke. A portion of these funds will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Fund for the Houston Humane Society. All expenses were underwritten by W.L. Butler Construction, the Stanford Park Hotel, Village Square Veterinary Clinic and through generous donations from private donors. The Foundation continues to seek donations to support the K-9 program, programs for local youth and employee appreciation. One simple way to help support the Menlo Park Police Foundation is through Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile will automatically donate 0.5% of your Amazon purchases back to the Foundation, at absolutely no cost to you. It is a free service provided by Amazon; you can start giving today by shopping at and entering in the Menlo Park Police Foundation as your chosen cause; or by clicking on the Menlo Park Police Foundation unique link: You will be able to sign in with your current Amazon email address and password. The products are the same, the only difference is that 0.5% of your purchase cost will be donated to the Menlo Park Police Foundation.

Police Explorers team with “One Warm Coat” program On Nov. 1, 2017 the Menlo Park Police Explorers began their 6th annual coat drive and are still collecting coats for those who need a warm coat for the winter. The need has never been greater and it's never been easier to make a difference in your community. Here is your opportunity to make sure that no one goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter. Through Jan. 5, 2018, The Menlo Park Police Explorers are collecting new or clean, gently used coats as part of the One Warm Coat community service project. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing reusable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults. The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets you no longer need. The Menlo Park Police Explorers have made donating a coat simple. Just bring your coats and jackets to the donation bin located in the Police Department lobby at 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, 24 hours a day. All coats will be delivered to local shelters, who will distribute them to those in need. The Menlo Park Police Explorers appreciate your help in making this program successful! One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need. More than one million coats have been provided to those in need at no cost since its inception in 1992.

Over the weekend, the American Kennel Club (AKC) held the AKC National Championship. During the ceremonies that took place, The Menlo Park Police Department was represented by Sergeant Edward Soares and his K-9 partner Duke. Duke was honored with the top prize for Uniformed Services K-9 at the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence. Below is a brief video link where you can access the award ceremony featuring Sergeant Soares and Duke.

Every year law enforcement officers from several agencies across the Bay Area team up to enjoy a very special event called “Heroes & Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree” sponsored by the Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley. The event is one that builds positive relationships between law enforcement and Bay Area children who have either excelled in the “Readers are Leaders” literacy campaign or have been chosen to participate because their families have experienced a traumatic experience in the past year. This year, Officer Ferguson and Officer Trask of the Menlo Park Police Department were chosen to participate in this very special day. Each of them enjoyed the children they met, the spirit of the event and the opportunity given to each of the children involved. Follow the link below to learn more about the event:

Members of the Menlo Park community are invited to roll up their sleeves and join their local police and fire heroes in helping to ensure hospitals and patients have the lifesaving blood they need. Menlo Park firefighters and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for their first-ever Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in the community to give blood. Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition that helps the Red Cross meet patient and hospital demand for blood. First responders know, firsthand, how important it is to have blood readily available for emergencies and are excited to step up to the challenge by organizing this drive and educating the community about the importance of blood donation. "Battle of the Badges" T-shirts provided for all donors by American Red Cross. Individuals can join the Battle of the Badges blood drive by donating blood on January 4, 2018. Appointments are encouraged but are not required. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit, sponsor code BADGENORCAL.

The men and women of the Menlo Park Police Department expect that everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. Since many people like to take advantage of the large number of Black Friday sales going on this weekend, we would like to provide everyone with a few reminders while shopping. Many individuals who steal from vehicles look for opportunities. Don’t provide them with those opportunities. By following these simple steps, you can make yourself less of a target. Lock your vehicle. – This is one of the easiest things that you can do to make it more difficult for someone trying to break into your vehicle. A locked vehicle can be a deterrent to those who are looking for easier targets. Do not leave any valuables visible inside of your vehicle. – Although you may take the step of locking your vehicle, sometimes that is not enough. If you have valuables visible inside of your vehicle, someone may make the extra effort to break into your vehicle. Take all valuables with you, store them out of sight or leave them at home. Store all packages inside of your trunk. – Much like leaving valuables visible in your vehicle, leaving visible shopping bags creates the same type of appeal and leaves you open to being victimized. Store your shopping bags in your trunk and keep them out of sight. Keep your belongings safe and enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

Over the weekend people across the nation observed Veteran’s Day with many different events that included parades and ceremonies, all honoring those who have served. There are countless individuals who have served in the armed forces and fought for the freedoms that each of us enjoy and the Menlo Park Police Department would like to take the opportunity to observe their bravery. Thank you for your service.

Saturday was the last Facebook Festival of the summer season with the fun theme of Dia de los Muertos. Many kids and adults enjoyed the day and many even arrrived in costume. Officers of the Menlo Park Police Department were on scene handing out candy and prizes. Facebook outdid themselves with another great community event!