tel. (818) 898-1200      117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
The Detective Division conducts extensive investigations of numerous cases that have occurred and affected the residents and businesses in the City of San Fernando. 
 
Duties:

  • Conduct surveillance
  • Collect additional evidence related to criminal investigations
  • Work closely with other law enforcement professionals from local, state, and federal agencies
  • Write and serve search warrants
  • File criminal cases with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Release of stored and impounded vehicles

Evidence/Property:

  • Process all incoming and outgoing found property
  • Process all incoming and outgoing evidence related to a crime
  • Prepare evidence for court and crime lab
  • Process subpoenas

CONTACT US

POLICE FACILITY | Detective Division
910 First Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Christian Colelli, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1255 | CColelli@sfcity.org
DETECTIVE BUREAU HOURS

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm

STORED VEHICLES
 

Stored vehicles do not need a vehicle release from Detectives; you may go directly to the storage facility to have your vehicle released

10857 San Fernando Road, Pacoima

(818) 896-9511

 

IMPOUNDED/ EVIDENCE VEHICLES

Impounded/Evidence vehicles need a vehicle release from the Detective Division. The registered owner must be present with a valid driver’s license and current registration.

  • Vehicle Release Fee: $50

REPOSSESSION RECEIPTS

Repossession receipts may be obtained from the Detective Division. License or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and a valid ID is required.

  • Repossession Receipt Fee: $15

CONTACT INFORMATION
 

Detective Bureau | (818) 898-1256

PROPERTY/EVIDENCE RELEASE
 

Property/Evidence is released during regular business hours and only released to the owner.

SUBPOENAS
 

Subpoena questions may be directed to the Property Control Officer.

CONTACT INFORMATION
 

Chris Rios, Property Control Officer
(818) 898-1277 | CRios@sfcity.org

CRIME MAPS

Crime maps are a monthly view of Part 1 crimes that have been reported to the San Fernando Police Department. Part 1 crimes consist of Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Arson and Auto Theft.

POLICE BLOTTER

The San Fernando Police Department Blotter provides residents with information on activity that has occurred in the community. The Blotter data is accumulated from requests for service from the community and offer initiated activity. Sometimes that true nature of the incident differs from what is initially reported. No assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided.

The San Fernando Police Department is always looking for qualified and motivated individuals to become Police Officers.

Currently, only Lateral Entry and Pre-Service Trained positions are available.

LATERAL ENTRY: Applicants must be currently employed as a full-time sworn paid Police Officer in the State of California with a Municipal, County or State law enforcement agency and have passed that department's probation period. Applicant shall possess a California POST basic certificate.

PRE-SERVICE TRAINED: In addition to the minimum qualifications included in the job bulletin, applicant must be enrolled at the time of application, or have successfully completed within the twelve month period immediately prior to date of application, a POST approved police officer training academy program; and have not served as a sworn police officer for a law enforcement agency. A reserve police officer training academy is not acceptable. Successful completion of the academy is required prior to appointment.

CLICK HERE to view the current job bulletin and to download a City Employment Application.

 

Interested in putting yourself through the academy to become pre-service certified?

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Rio Hondo Police Academy website for more information.

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 Elder and Dependent Hotline  (877) 477-3646 
 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Inmate Locator  http://app4.lasd.org
 National Domestic Violence Hotline  (800) 799-7233 
 National Suicide Prevention Hotline  (800) 273-8255 
 Police Blotter CLICK HERE to View the Police Blotter
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 Valley Family Center  (818) 365-8588 | www.ValleyFamilyCenter.org
 Victims Assistance Program  (800) 380-3811 | www.vcgb.ca.gov/victims 
 Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)  (877) 411-5588 | www.vinelink.com

COMMAND STAFF

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Anthony Vairo Chief of Police (818) 898-1250 AVairo@sfcity.org
Nichole Hanchett Police Lieutenant - Patrol Commander (818) 898-1258 NHanchett@sfcity.org
Christian Colelli Police Lieutenant - Detective Commander (818) 898-1255 CColelli@sfcity.org

DETECTIVE DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Jorge Cervantes Police Officer - Detective (818) 898-1286 JCervantes@sfcity.org
Evelyn Diaz Police Officer - Detective (818) 898-1260 EDiaz@sfcity.org
Robert Gallegos Police Officer - Detective (818) 898-1261 RGallegos@sfcity.org

PATROL DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Peter Aguirre Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 PAguirre@sfcity.org
Courtney James Chiasson Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 CJChiasson@sfcity.org
Brian Woodward Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 BWoodward@sfcity.org
Paul Ventimiglia Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 PVentimiglia@sfcity.org
Hector Torres Police Officer - Parking Enforcement Disputes (818) 898-1282 HTorres@sfcity.org

SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION & NEIGHBORHOOD/BUSINESS WATCH

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Irwin Rosenberg Sergeant (818) 898-1254 IRosenberg@sfcity.org

CIVILIAN STAFF

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Sylvia Ortega Records Supervisor/System Administrator  (818) 898-1281 SOrtega@sfcity.org
Elena Gonzalez Police Office Specialist  (818) 898-1250 EGonzalez@sfcity.org
Connie Negrete  Records Specialist  (818) 898-1280 CNegrete@sfcity.org
Chris Rios  Property Control Officer  (818) 898-1277 CRios@sfcity.org
Danette Guzman  Police Desk Officer  (818) 898-1267 DGuzman@sfcity.org
Manuel Lizarraga  Police Desk Officer  (818) 898-1267 MLizarraga@sfcity.org
Mario Mariscal  Police Desk Officer (818) 898-1267 MMariscal@sfcity.org
Marlene Martinez  Police Desk Officer (818) 898-1267 MMartinez@sfcity.org
Jessica Ramirez Police Desk Officer (818) 898-1267 JRamirez@sfcity.org
Genesis Rueda Police Desk Officer (818) 898-1267 GRueda@sfcity.org
Javier Ruvalcaba Police Desk Officer (818) 898-1267 JRuvalcaba@sfcity.org
James Vanicek Police Desk Officer (818) 898-1267 JVanicek@sfcity.org
Anthony Belden Community Service Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1267 ABelden@sfcity.org
Kathy Cabrera Community Service Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1267 KCabrera@sfcity.org
Elizabeth Padilla Community Service Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1267 EPadilla@sfcity.org
Amanda Alvarez Junior Cadet (p-t) (818) 898-1279 AAlvarez@sfcity.org
Alberto Barragan Junior Cadet (p-t) (818) 898-1279 ABarragan@sfcity.org
Christopher Rodriguez Junior Cadet (p-t) (818) 898-1279 CRodriguez@sfcity.org

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