- 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
- 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
910 First Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1255 | IRosenberg@sfcity.org
- Black & White Towing, Inc.
10857 San Fernando Road, Pacoima
Temporary Hours of Operation due to COVID-19: Monday through Friday; 8 am to 5 pm
Customer Parking: Located in front of their officeSTORED VEHICLES
If your vehicle was towed and stored due to the following, you do not need a vehicle release from Detectives and may go directly to the storage facility to have your vehicle released:
IMPOUNDED/ EVIDENCE VEHICLES
- Blocking the roadway
- Blocking a driveway
- Blocking a fire hydrant
- Driver w/valid license arrested
- Driver incapacitated
- Abandoned vehicle
If your vehicle was impounded, you will need to obtain a release for the vehicle from the Detective Division. The REGISTERED OWNER of that vehicle needs to provide the following:
- Proof of ownership;
- A valid driver’s license; and
- Administrative payment of $35 in the form of cash or debit card (additional $3 fee for debit cards).
The department will process your payment and provide you with a vehicle release form that you need to take to Black and White Towing.
Repossession receipts may be obtained from the Detective Division. License or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and a valid ID is required.
NOT SURE IF YOUR VEHICLE WAS STORED OR IMPOUNDED?
- Repossession Receipt Fee: $15
Visit the Los Angeles Official Police Garages website to search the database to locate and check the status, as well as the cost to retrieve your vehicle. You’ll need to enter your vehicle license plate or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
- RETRIEVING YOUR VEHICLE
Once at Black and White, Inc., present the release form (if applicable) and they will charge you a separate fee for the cost of towing and storage at their facility. Please refer to the Black and White, Inc. Fee Schedule below:
- Initial Storage: $134
- Daily Storage Fee: $41.50 plus Tax
- *Additional Storage Fees may applyRIGHT TO A POST STORAGE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING
Per 22852 of the California Vehicle Code, you have the right to a hearing to determine the validity of the storage. Your request for a hearing shall be received at San Fernando Police Department within ten (10) days from the date of notice. If you request a hearing, it will be conducted within 48 hours of the request, excluding weekends and holidays. The vehicle storage hearing is an informal process to determine whether or not a vehicle was lawfully stored.
The hearing can be requested in person, in writing or via telephone.
San Fernando Police Department
910 First Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1255Please visit the Forms section below for the current Post Storage Hearing Request form.
Please visit the Forms section below for the current full Vehicle Storage Procedure form.CONTACT INFORMATION
Detective Bureau | (818) 898-1256
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.orgCRIME 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.Nine-one-one is the number to call to get help in a police, fire or medical emergency. A 9-1-1 call is transmitted over dedicated phone lines to the 9-1-1 answering point closest to the caller. Trained personnel then send emergency help as needed.El nueve-once es el número de teléfono para recibir asistencia policiaca, de incendio o emergencia médica. La llamada al 9-1-1 se trasmite sobre una línea telefónica dedicada al centro del 9-1-1 más cercano. Personal entrenado manda la asistencia de emergencia necesaria.