tel. (818) 898-1200      117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340

The Patrol Division has the primary responsibility for safeguarding the community through prevention of crime, suppression of criminal activity, apprehension of offenders, and regulation of traffic, and preliminary investigation of criminal offenses. 

The Patrol Division consists of:

  • Patrol Shifts
  • K-9 Unit
  • Communications
     
    • Dispatch Calls
    • Lobby Traffic
    • 9-1-1 Operators
    • Jailers
    • General Telephone Calls

 
 

  • Community Service Officers (parking enforcement)
  • Reserve Police Officers
  • Neighborhood Watch/Area Lead Officers
  • Special Response Team

CONTACT US

POLICE FACILITY | Patrol Division
910 First Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Nichole Hanchett, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1258 | NHanchett@sfcity.org
RECORDS BUREAU HOURS
 

Monday through Friday
8 am to 6 pm

DETECTIVE BUREAU HOURS
 

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm

SFPD-K9Alex41Our K-9 program was founded in 1987.
 

Since February 2011, Officer Walter Dominguez has been assigned to the canine unit. In August 2014, K9 Alex, who is a three (3) year old Belgian Malinois, dual purpose dog, who is trained for patrol and narcotics detection, joined Officer Dominguez and the San Fernando Police Department canine unit.

The primary initiative of the K9 team is to search for and locate suspects, evidence, narcotics that can be linked to a specific crime.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

(818) 898-1267

URGENT PARKING MATTERS

For urgent parking matters, for example someone blocking a driveway, please call our Dispatch at 818 898-1267.

PARKING CITATIONS

If you have received a parking citation and wish to dispute it, you may do so online or US mail. Appeals must be submitted within 21 days, otherwise, your right to appeal will expire. Once you have appealed the citation and would like to provide additional information, please feel free to email us via the below link.

CONTACT INFORMATION

www.pticket.com/sanfernando
P.O. Box 2081 Tustin, Ca  92781
SFParkingEnforcement@SFCITY.org

  • Download application from website or pick up from City Hall, Personnel Division; see Forms Section below for the current form.
  • Return completed and signed application to the Police Department.
  • Qualified individuals will be invited to the interview process.
  • Upon successful completion of the interview process, a background process will be initiated.
     

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carlos Fandino, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1262 | CRFandino@sfcity.org

Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention and awareness program that stresses education and common sense. It teaches resident to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. In addition, it provides residents with the opportunity to make their neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life.
 

Neighborhood Watch also provides the opportunity for members of the community to meet and speak with guest speakers.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Irwin Rosenberg, Sergeant
(818) 898-1254 | IRosenberg@sfcity.org

The San Fernando Police Department formed the Special Response Team to try and counter an ever-increasing propensity for violence in our community, as in other communities throughout the country. The SRT is comprised of selected members of the Department which have shown exemplary work ethics. Those officers then received extensive tactical training above and beyond that of other officers.  The SRT has operated with no budget and little cost to the City. 
 

The mission of the SRT is to provide the Department with the capability to safely resolve high-risk situations. Some examples of these types of situations are:

  • Active shooter scenarios
  • Hostage situations
  • Barricaded suspects
  • Suicidal subjects (Armed)
  • High risk search warrants/raids
  • High risk arrests
  • VIP protection details
  • Other situations where the likelihood of armed resistance appears great
     

CONTACT INFORMATION

Christian Colelli, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1255 | CColelli@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.

 Anonymous Crime Tips (ACT) (818) 831-5002 | English, Spanish, Korean, Armenian
 Automatic License Plate Reader Policy CLICK HERE to View the Current Policy
 Crime Maps CLICK HERE to View Crime Maps in San Fernando
 Earthquake Safety Guide  http://www.areavibes.com/library/earthquake-safety-guide/
 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
 Restraining Orders  Chatsworth Court House | 9425 Penfield Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91331
 Monday through Thursday | 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 p to 4:30 pm
 Friday | 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
 Sign up for Public Safety Alerts  http://local.nixle.com/san-fernando-police-department/
 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) 898-1255 NHanchett@sfcity.org
Christian Colelli Police Lieutenant - Detective Commander (818) 898-1258 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
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
George Ramirez  Community Service Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1267 GRamirez@sfcity.org
Anthony Rodriguez Jr. Cadet (p-t) (818) 898-1279 ARodriguez@sfcity.org

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