Pacifica Police Department

  • Agency: Pacifica Police Department
  • Address: 2075 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, 94044-3038 CA
  • Chief: James A Saunders (Chief of Police)

Pacifica Police Department is located at 2075 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, 94044-3038 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is James A Saunders. The Pacifica Police Department phone number is 650-738-7314.

Pacifica Police Department News

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Today, we reflect on the men and women who have lost their lives protecting and serving our communities. We are grateful for their service, and commit to never letting their memories be forgotten.

Today, the department welcomed its newest member, Officer Lawrence Ngai. Chief Steidle presented Officer Ngai with his Police Academy certificate today at his academy graduation. Officer Ngai previously served in Pacifica as a Code Enforcement Officer with the Planning Department. Welcome Officer Ngai!

Crews are already on site this morning preparing for the removal of the boat that was beached Saturday night on Linda Mar Beach. Surf conditions permitting, a tugboat will tow it off the beach around noon today.

Boat Recovery Delayed- Due to surf conditions this evening, the recovery of the boat at Linda Mar Beach planned for this evening has been postponed until Wednesday afternoon.

Thank you to the Communications Center team at South San Francisco PD who serve Pacifica and help our officers keep our community safe.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Each year, we take this week to honor and thank the men and women who communicate with the officers on the radio and take life and death 911 calls. These incredible people are the lifeline for both officers and our community members. Since 2011, the Pacifica Police Department has contracted with the South San Francisco Police Department for these services. We enjoy an excellent partnership with them as they provide us with quality services. To our public safety dispatchers, THANK YOU for all you do for us each and every day!

More This week kindergartners at Ocean Shore School met Officer Sheedy and his K9 partner Laszlo. They learned some valuable safety tips, and listened to a reading of 'Officer Buckle and Gloria.' Thank you for the invitation.

The Pacifica Special Needs Registry is a tool to help quickly provide officers with information about our community members with special needs should they become lost, are found, or are in need of assistance. For more information go to

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This month our officers will be focusing efforts on hands free and distracted driving laws to raise awareness and make our roadways safer. Put your phone down. Just Drive.

We wish everyone a very Happy St. Patrick's Day! Please, designate a sober driver for your festivities if you plan to drink. We want our community members to remain safe!

The English family has announced that there will be a "Celebration of Life" for Chief Charlie English at the Sharp Park Golf Course on Saturday, March 24th, from 2:30 PM until 5:30 PM.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired Pacifica Police Chief Charlie English. Spending the majority of his life in Pacifica, Chief English served the community as a member of the Pacifica Police Department. He served as Chief of Police form 1992-1996. Chief English also served as City Manager for the City of Pacifica prior to retiring. RIP Chief, your service is appreciated, and your legacy in the community will live on.

Pacifica Police Captain Joe Spanheimer presented an "Active Shooter" class to the Rotary Club of Pacifica this morning. This class teaches community members what to do should the unthinkable occur. Would you know what to do??????? Please contact us via FB private message or email us at if you would like us to present this topic to your local group/organization.

On Thursday evening, Chief Steidle administered the Oath of Office to (left to right) Community Service Officer Jonathan Karo, Officer Eric Martinez, Officer Larwence Ngai, and newly promoted Sergeant Steven Mansker. The Pacifica Police Department is proud to have these fine individuals and welcomes them to their new positions.

Drive carefully! With rain expected over the next two days, the roadways are slick. Please allow yourself extra travel time and increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. We want you to arrive safely to your destination.

We were so happy to receive a visit from 5-year old Nolan Wahl who created these wonderful pieces to put on our bulletin board telling us we are the "Best Police Ever!" Thank you Nolan, we think you are pretty awesome too!

The men and women of the Pacifica Police Department wish our great community a very safe and happy New Year!

As we prepare to ramp up New Years celebrations, please remember to designate a sober driver tonight, and always. Not only can alcohol impair your driving and subject you to arrest, but prescription medication and marijuana will also have the same effect. We want you to arrive home safely!

Looking to be in bed before Santa arrives? Follow his progress on the Official NORAD Santa Tracker.

From the men and women of the Pacifica Police Department, we wish you a joyous Christmas Eve! If you're tipping back a few eggnogs tonight, please designate a sober driver. We want you home safe for Christmas.

On behalf of the men and women of the Pacifica Police Department, I would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! We are blessed and thankful to be part of this great community. -Chief Steidle

We continue to receive an outpouring of thank you cards and letters from the communities affected by the North Bay fires, thanking PPD members for their response. A very heartwarming gesture from those who lost so much. You continue to be in our thoughts as you rebuild your communities.

The members of the Pacifica Police Department offer our sincere respect and thank you to those who have served in our nation's armed forces, including some of our officers who have served.