Whittier Police Department

  • Agency: Whittier Police Department
  • Address: 13200 Penn Street, Whittier, 90602 CA
  • Chief: Jeff A Piper (Chief of Police)

Whittier Police Department is located at 13200 Penn Street, Whittier, 90602 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff A Piper. The Whittier Police Department phone number is 562-567-9200.

Whittier Police Department News

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Today we mourn the loss of Sergeant Ron Helus from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. He gave his life while protecting the community. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, the department and his community. #hero #vcso #whittierpd

On October 22nd, 2018 at about 9:15 a.m., a robbery occurred at the Botanica Store, located at 10800 Norwalk Blvd., in the City of Santa Fe Springs. The suspect brandished a silver firearm and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect took the entire drawer containing an undisclosed amount of money. He is described as a male black, 6’0, 230 lbs., approximately 40-years-old, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black shoes, blue hat (unknown writing) and glasses. He was believed to be driving an early 2000’s, Saturn, Ion, 4 door, blue/purple in color, black stock rims, no hubcaps, “Statewide” paper plates. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective K. Rios at 562-409-1869 or our crime tip line at 562-567-9299. For media inquiries only, please contact Public Information Officer John Scoggins at 562-244-0045. #whittierpd

Today we are celebrating National Law Enforcement Records and Support Personnel Day. We would like to say thank you to our employees from both Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, who provide a variety of essential support services to our Department. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and professional staff. #whittierpd

Due to water main and street repair efforts, the northbound right lane of Norwalk Blvd. at Orange Grove Ave. in the City of Whittier we will be closed for the next three weeks. Thank you for your patience in this matter. Please use alternate routes. #whittierpd

As Red Ribbon Week comes to a close, we wanted to say thank you to our local schools, parents, and students for their hard work and dedication. McGruff Says Winning Teams Say No to Drugs! #redribbonweek #orangegrove #oceanview #longfellow #options #whittierpd

The Whittier Police Department wishes you a fun and safe Halloween with these important safety tips for you and your family: Pedestrian Safety: Cross the street at corners utilizing crosswalks and traffic signals look both ways before crossing the street, don’t text and walk, watch for cars and make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of cars, have an adult accompany you, never go into a stranger’s home and carry a flashlight. Driver Safety: Slow down and be alert, especially in residential neighborhoods. Do not text and drive, maintain concentration on the road. Use extra care when entering and exiting parking lots and driveways and take extra time to look for children. Costume Safety: Do not wear costumes/masks that impede vision or ones made of flammable material. Wear light-colored clothing or utilize reflective tape. Candy Safety: Have an adult inspect all treats, do not eat anything that is removed from its original packaging, and do not eat homemade treats from strangers.

On October 22, 2018, a male suspect stole ten packs of Gillette Fusion razors from Target located at15614 Whittwood Ln. in the City of Whittier. Security attempted to detain the suspect, but he resisted. A struggle ensued and the suspect was ultimately able to flee the location, along with the stolen property. If you recognize the suspect or his female companion, please contact Detective Junge at 562-567-9281 or our crime tip line at 562-567-9299. #whittierpd

48-year-old Tammie Brereton of Anaheim was recently arrested for grand theft and elder abuse. Brereton, who works as a caretaker is suspected of stealing money and jewelry from an elderly client she was servicing in the City of Whittier. The investigation is ongoing as Detectives attempt to identify other possible victims. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective J. Hause at 562-567-9290 or our crime tip line at 562-567-9299. #whittierpd #anaheimpd

The best advice for driving in the fog is DON’T. You should consider postponing your trip until the fog clears. However, if you must drive, then drive slow, turn on your windshield wipers, and use your low-beam headlights. The light from the high-beam headlights will reflect back and cause glare. Increase your following distance and be prepared to stop within the space you can see ahead. Avoid crossing or passing lanes of traffic unless absolutely necessary. Listen for traffic you cannot see. Use your wipers and defroster as necessary for best vision. If the fog becomes so thick that you can barely see, consider pulling off the roadway, activating your emergency signal lights, and waiting until the weather improves before continuing. #whittierpd

Thanks to everyone for participating in our "Drug Take Back". We collected over 400 pounds of prescription medication. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine. #whittierpd #drugtakeback

Thank you #whittiercommunityfoundation #whittierhostlions for inviting us to the 9th Annual Spooktacular 5K Run/Walk! This is a great family-friendly event. For more information, visit the following link and perhaps we will see you next year! https://bit.ly/2PYTgkJ #whittierpd

Earlier today at about 3:30 p.m., an 11-year-old girl was waiting for her mom to the front of Dexter Middle School located at 11532 Floral Dr. in the City of Whittier, when an adult male suspect tried to trick her into thinking her mom had sent him to pick her up. The victim asked the suspect for the “safe” word and when he did not know it, she walked away and met up with a group of friends. The suspect left and the girl’s mother showed up a few minutes later. The suspect is described as an adult male Hispanic, 50-60 years-of-age, thin build with short brown hair, wearing gold/diamond earrings in both ears. There is no additional suspect description and or vehicle information at this time. Dexter Middle School officials are aware of the incident and will be notifying staff and parents accordingly. Please be vigilant and pay extra attention to suspicious activity in and around our schools. If you see someone matching this description, please call 911 right away. If you have any information regarding this matter, please call the Whittier Police Tip line at 562-567-9299. For media inquiries only, please contact Public Information Officer, John Scoggins at 562-244-0045. #whittierpd

DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER: The Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. #whittierpd https://bit.ly/2D2diYI

We are very proud to be at the annual Eagle Scout Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all 46 Eagle Scouts!

***UPDATE IN CUSTODY*** Since an October 9th bank robbery at Banc of California on Whittier Boulevard, our detectives have been working to identify and locate this bank robber. With your help, our detectives converged on the suspect and took him into custody in the City of Industry. We arrested 51-year-old Eyreick Williamson for the bank robbery. We're currently working with other agencies and the FBI to see if he committed additional robberies in their jurisdictions. #whittierpd #seesomethingsaysomething https://bit.ly/2Asr58s

Got Drugs? This Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Whittier Police Department will give the public an opportunity to bring unused or expired medications for disposal to Whittier City Hall located at 13230 Penn St., Whittier, California. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.#whittierpd #drugtakeback

With approximately 74,000 American lives lost last year to drug overdose, your participation in #RedRibbonWeek is more important than ever. #whittierpd

Communicate with children about the importance of staying drug-free and the meaning behind this year's theme: "Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug-Free.™" Also, don't forget to Lock Your Meds. Secure your medication, take regular inventory and properly dispose of unused or expired medication. #drugtakeback #redribbonweek #whittierpd

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. #redribbonweek #whittierpd

Stop by our station or the Santa Fe Springs Police Services Center and GET YOUR PINK PATCH! Help support breast cancer education, early detection and treatment - with 100% of the proceeds benefiting City of Hope in Duarte. Patches are $10 each and can be purchased during business hours at the police station (13200 Penn Street - cash/credit cards) and the Santa Fe Springs Police Services Center (11576 Telegraph Road - cash only). We have limited stock so get yours today and support a great cause! Please SHARE this post with others. #pinkpatchproject Whittier Lobby Hours Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Santa Fe Springs Lobby Hours Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

#RedRibbonWeek starts tomorrow! The mission of Red Ribbon Week is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. #whittierpd

***UPDATE IN CUSTODY*** Since an October 9th bank robbery at Banc of California on Whittier Boulevard, our detectives have been working to identify and locate this bank robber. With your help, our detectives converged on the suspect and took him into custody in the City of Industry. We arrested 51-year-old Eyreick Williamson for the bank robbery. We're currently working with other agencies and the FBI to see if he committed additional robberies in their jurisdictions. #whittierpd #seesomethingsaysomething https://bit.ly/2D3mNXD ***ORIGINAL POST*** On October 9, 2018, at approximately 9:50am, a robbery occurred at the Banc of California; located at 15175 Whittier Blvd., in the City of Whittier. The suspect entered the bank and passed a note to a bank teller demanding money. The suspect was handed approximately $1,291.00. The suspect is possibly associated with a two-toned, silver “Smart Car.” If you recognize the person in the photo, please contact Detective Junge 562-567-9281. #whittierpd

We're looking for men and women to join our team. Become a Whittier Police officer by applying at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/whittier/default.cfm or at Joinwhittierpd.org #whittierpd