A Message from the Chief

Police Chief smallA Message From Police Chief Jim Smith
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Monterey Park Police Department website. The men and women of our department are proud to continue a tradition of outstanding and professional quality service to our community. Within this web site you will find useful and interesting information about our department, its bureaus, and the various services we provide. 

It is my privilege to work alongside the professional men and women of our department. Monterey Park is a safe place to live, work, and visit because of the hard work and strong partnership they have developed between our department and the community. We view the community as our partners in providing effective law enforcement services. Community members participate with the police department in programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, and Citizens Academy. Other community programs such as police reserves, citizen patrol, explorers, and emergency communications are comprised of dedicated volunteers who assist us in making our community safe.

I hope that you find this site useful and informative. The Monterey Park Police Department is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and energetic people of excellent character and integrity to join our ranks. If you would like to become a member of our family and be part of a vibrant organization as an officer, professional staff, or volunteer, please contact the police department or the city’s Human Resources Department for more information. Thanks again for visiting our web site. 

About Chief Jim Smith
Chief Jim Smith has over 28 years of service with the Monterey Park Police Department serving as an explorer, reserve officer, and police officer. He has held a variety of ranks and assignments with the department and believes in delivering police services to the community through a community based policing approach.