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Chief's Message

On behalf of the highly committed and dedicated men and women of your South Pasadena Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. We are hopeful that we will be better able to serve you by providing this media platform for current information on our programs, staffing and department resources.

Considering we view ourselves as your police department, we view you, each resident, business owner, and visitor, as part of our community. To this end, we strive to structure our service delivery systems to embody our department mission, To provide our community with the safest possible environment using interactive crime prevention methods, public education programs and the equitable and professional application of the law.”

As your Chief of Police, I am honored to serve this community. I deeply appreciate the support and confidence that has been extended to me by our city manager, elected officials, the executive management team, city employees, and residents of this city. I consider it a privilege to work alongside the members of your South Pasadena Police Department, and look forward to building and maintaining positive relationships with our fine community. “

Joe Ortiz

Chief of Police


 South Pasadena Police Department
1422 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA  91030

Emergency 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Calls 626-403-7270

Records Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

  safe deal zone

  We are a "Safe Deal Zone"

Conduct your online purchases (i.e., Craigslist, Letgo, etc.) face-to-face transactions safely in our lobby.  We offer 24-hour video surveillance and ample street parking.

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South Pasadena Police Department 2019

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