The South Pasadena Police Department is a diverse group of professionals fully dedicated to serving our community. In business since 1888, the SPPD has evolved into a progressive agency that utilizes the latest technology, crime prevention/reduction strategies, social media platforms and regional law enforcement partnerships in order to provide exceptional law enforcement service.

Policing Style

Our department is fully committed to and focused on community-oriented policing. Through the formation of community partnerships and by involving people like you to identify and solve problems, we believe we can make a great city even better.

Department Information

Information on the Police Department's crime statistics and our Annual Report can be found by visiting our crime statistics page.

News & Events


Police Chief Brian Solinsky 

Chief Brian Solinsky, a second-generation Police Officer, rose through the ranks in the South Pasadena Police Department. With a background in criminal justice and public administration, he held various leadership roles, culminating in his appointment as Chief of Police in 2021. Known for his community-focused approach, Solinsky emphasizes partnerships and inclusivity in law enforcement, backed by extensive experience, commendations, and a commitment to professional development.