The Monterey Park Police Department is a diverse work force reflecting the demographics of our community. This allows us to recognize and address various issues that exist in our many different neighborhoods. Through our staff, of whom many are bilingual, our open communications network with our community is achieved in a variety of forms, including programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Citizen Patrol, Police Reserves, and Explorers.
The Monterey Park Police Department is proud of the fact that we have always been on the cutting edge of technology. Advances in the application of computers, communication systems, radios, weaponry, and other emerging technologies assist us in effectively caring out our duties.
Today, with the authorized strength of 72 sworn officers, all officers proudly wear the badge of the Monterey Park Police Department. The men and women patrol the City in police cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, and are supported by helicopter service. The Department is also supported by over 130 civilian and volunteer personnel.
The positive impact of our professional staff is our successful campaign against crime. With community partnership Monterey Park is one of the safest cities in the San Gabriel Valley. Police Chief Jim Smith is quoted in saying "I firmly believe that this decrease in crime and the corresponding improvements in the quality of life is the result of a strong team effort, police working to enforce laws and prevent crime, and through community policing strategy, an active community participation with neighborhood groups, schools, and churches."
The men and women of the Monterey Park Police Department over the years thank our community, city council, and city manager, for strong and consistent support. We invite you to continue to maintain your level of involvement and interest. Please use the information provided in this website to stay informed on how we can work together to make our city safer.
With your commitment, support, trust, and cooperation we can make a difference in our community!