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

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Chief Vairo

Welcome to the San Fernando Police Department’s webpage. Our motto is “Serving with Honor and Integrity” and we feel that it’s not only our duty to protect our citizens, but to educate them as well. Use the below links to access a wealth of information, from neighborhood watch/area lead officers to the latest in local law enforcement news. You can also search our resource library/other helpful links (below) for crime victim assistance, sex offender information, and much more.

In San Fernando, we have a long history of providing a high level of police services to the members of our community. I believe if residents, business owners, and visitors feel safe from violence and crime, a community will thrive. The San Fernando Police Department has been effective by working in partnership with residents, businesses, schools, religious organizations, neighborhoods, and other City services. We fully embrace the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing, in which the San Fernando Police Department and the community work together to solve problems regarding crime, fear of crime, and quality of life issues.

The San Fernando Police Department recognizes and values the diverse and unique contributions made by every member of our community and we will always have the highest commitment to provide you with the most professional and dependable police services possible.

ACTIVE ALERT SAN FERNANDO NOTIFICATIONS

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COFFEE WITH A COP

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to strengthen the partnership between San Fernando Police Officers and the community they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the Officers in San Fernando.
Coffee with a COP (2021)

CONTACT INFORMATION
CJ Chiasson, Sergeant
(818) 898-1254 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

DETECTIVE BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5 pm

DETECTIVE DIVISION

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:

  • Investigation
  • 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 INFORMATION
Irwin Rosenberg, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1255 | IRosenberg@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

DETECTIVE BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5 pm

STORED/ IMPOUNDED VEHICLES

The City of San Fernando currently utilizes the services of Black and White Towing, Inc. for vehicle impounds and storage. 
 

Black & White Towing, Inc.

10857 San Fernando Road, Pacoima

(818) 896-9511

Temporary Hours of Operation due to COVID-19: Monday through Friday; 8 am to 5 pm

Customer Parking: Located in front of their office

STORED 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:

  • Blocking the roadway
  • Blocking a driveway
  • Blocking a fire hydrant
  • Driver w/valid license arrested
  • Driver incapacitated
  • Abandoned vehicle 

IMPOUNDED/ EVIDENCE VEHICLES

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

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

  • Reposession Receipt Fee: $15

NOT SURE IF YOUR VEHICLE WAS STORED OR IMPOUNDED?

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).

Los Angeles Official Police Garages

 

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 apply 

 

RIGHT 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) 898-1255

Post Storage Hearing Request form

Vehicle Storage Procedure form.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Detective Division | (818) 898-1256

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

DETECTIVE BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5 pm

PROPERTY / EVIDENCE RELEASE & SUBPOENAS

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
Trevor Tauber, Property Control Officer
(818) 898-1277 | TTauber@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

DETECTIVE BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5 pm

PATROL

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 INFORMATION
Nichole Hanchett, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1258 | NHanchett@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH & BUSINESS WATCH

Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch are crime prevention and awareness programs that stresses education and common sense. It teaches residents and business owners to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and our business districts. In addition, it provides residents and business owners with the opportunity to make their neighborhoods and business districts safer and improve the quality of life.

 

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

CONTACT INFORMATION
CJ Chiasson, Sergeant
(818) 898-1254 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

PARKING CITATIONS & ENFORCEMENT

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.

Please Note: There is no street sweeping and parking enforcement on holidays.

CONTACT INFORMATION
PTicket.com/SanFernando
PO Box 2081, Tustin, CA 92781 | SFParkingEnforcement@sfcity.org

CRIME MAPS & POLICE BLOTTER

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 officer 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.

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 seven major offenses: Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Arson and Auto Theft. 

 

 

ANNUAL CRIME STATISTICS

The Annual Crime Statistics is an annual presentation prepared by the Police Department on the seven major offenses. It is important to provide the community with annual crime statistics to ensure they are informed about the Police Department’s efforts to protect life property of everyone in the City of San Fernando. 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Sylvia Ortega, Records Supervisor/ System Administrator
(818) 898-1279 | SOrtega@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

DETECTIVE BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5 pm

K9 UNIT

The San Fernando Police Department K-9 program was founded in 1987. 
 

In 2017, K9 Loki, who was a three (3) year old Belgian Malinois, dual purpose dog, who is trained for patrol and narcotics detection, joined the San Fernando Police Department canine unit and in February 2020, Officer Ernesto Esquivel was also assigned to the 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 | Police@sfcity.org

HOW TO BECOME A RESERVE POLICE OFFICER

Review Qualifications and Applicant Information form.
 

Download application or pick up from City Hall, Personnel Division.

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

SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM

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
(818) 898-1267 | Police@sfcity.org

SUPPORT SERVICES

The Support Services Division apply for, implement, and manage all local, state, and federal grants. They develop, implement, and manage the Police Department’s budget, training, background investigations, internal affairs investigations, and community events. 
 

The Support Services consists of:

  • Records Bureau
  • Providing Copies of Reports
  • Civilian Fingerprinting
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Court Commitment Program
  • Explorer Post 521
  • San Fernando Police Advisory Council
  • Child Safety Seat Inspections 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Irwin Rosenberg, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1255 | IRosenberg@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

RECORDS BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

RECORDS BUREAU

The Records Bureau is responsible for processing:

  • Arrest Reports of Adults and Juveniles
  • Crime Reports
  • Citations
  • Restraining Orders
  • Data Entry for Local, State, and Federal Systems
  • Arson, Narcotic, Gang, and Sex Registrants
  • Requests for Clearance Letters
  • Court Commitment
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Court Commitment Program
  • Civilian Fingerprinting 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Sylvia Ortega, Records Supervisor/ System Administrator
(818) 898-1279 | SOrtega@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

RECORDS BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY OF A REPORT

If you were a victim of a crime or were involved in a traffic accident in the City of San Fernando you may obtain a copy of the report in person or by mail.

  • Cost for a report is $20 (non-refundable) 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Records Bureau
(818) 898-1279 | SOrtega@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

RECORDS BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

CIVILIAN FINGERPRINTING (LIVESCAN OR HAND CARD)

The San Fernando Police Department offers Live Scan fingerprinting on a walk-in basis. Below, you will find all relevant information.

  • Rolling Fee is $25
  • Agency requesting your fingerprints should furnish you with a card; if you do not have a card, the fee is an additional $8 per card
  • These fees are in addition to any fees charged by the Department of Justice
  • All fees are collected when you are fingerprinted 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Records Bureau
(818) 898-1279 | SOrtega@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

RECORDS BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS

Get your child safety seat inspected to insure it’s installed properly. By appointment only, call to schedule your appointment today!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Connie Negrete, Records Specialist
(818) 898-1280 | CNegrete@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

RECORDS BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

The San Fernando Police Department offers vehicle inspection for equipment violations (fix-it ticket inspections). 
 

FEE

  • Vehicle Inspection Fee is $20

EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS

  • Missing License Plate §5200(a)
  • Registration Required §4000(a)(1)
  • Material Obstructing or Reducing Driver’s View §26708(a)(1)
  • Headlamps on Motor Vehicles §24400(a)
  • License Plate Light §24601 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Records Bureau
(818) 898-1279 | SOrtega@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

Monday through Wednesday and Friday | 9 am to 5 pm

COURT COMMITMENT PROGRAM

The San Fernando Police Department offers a Court Commitment Program for males only, convicted of non-violent misdemeanor offenses, who are allowed by the court to serve their sentences in a local jail.  
 

FEES

  • Application Fee $50 (non-refundable)
  • Daily Rate Fee $100 (non-refundable)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Records Bureau
(818) 898-1279 | SOrtega@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

RECORDS BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

SAN FERNANDO POLICE EXPLORER POST 521

The San Fernando Police Department founded Law Enforcement Explorer Post 521 over thirty years ago. Our Explorer Program endeavors to teach young people the importance of personal responsibility, while developing their leadership abilities. 
 

The Explorer Program offers young people a variety of hands-on, career-oriented activities that provide the Explorers with a unique insight in the workings of the Police Department, while also providing service to the community.

For young men and women who are interested in a career in the field of law enforcement, exploring offers experimental learning combined with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote personal growth and development.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Explorers@sfcity.org

SAN FERNANDO POLICE ADVISORY COUNCIL (SFPAC)

The San Fernando Police Advisory Council is made up of local, concerned citizens from businesses and the community at-large who are dedicated to promoting the goals of the San Fernando Police Department and to assist in programs that will benefit the community.

CONTACT INFORMATION
(818) 898-1250 | Police@sfcity.org

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

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.

 

ENTRY LEVEL

The City of San Fernando is also accepting applications for entry level candidates on an on-going basis until all open positions are filled. Priority is given to lateral and preservice candidates as described in this flyer. Entry level candidates must meet the qualifications/special requirements listed and successfully pass the oral interview, a PELLTB written examination achieving a minimum score of 42, and complete the Physical Agilities Test, which includes completing the 1½ mile run in under 15 minutes. Additionally, the process will require passing background review, psychological examination, polygraph and medical examination. Successful candidates may then be sponsored into a local police academy as a police officer recruit.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
CJ Chiasson, Sergeant
(818) 898-1254 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

TRAINING

The San Fernando Police Department is a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified agency. Training for San Fernando Police Officers and other professional staff positions are provided in compliance with legislative and regulatory mandates, including: 24 hours of continuing professional training (CPT) in arrest and control tactics, force options, tactical communications, and emergency vehicle operations. As a department, San Fernando strives to exceed these standards and provide additional training focused on de-escalation, first aid, CPR, use of Automated Electronic Defibrillators and crisis invention related to person experiencing mental illness. 
 

The training of officers is audited biannually by the State of California POST Commission staff and is administered by the Department’s Administrative Sergeant.

CONTACT INFORMATION
CJ Chiasson, Sergeant
(818) 898-1254 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

SENATE BILL 978 (SB 978)

This webpage contains files that are required to be posted in compliance under Senate Bill 978 (SB 978), which would also be available upon a written Public Records Act Request made to the San Fernando Police Department. The Department will continue to upload records disclosed pursuant to SB 978 (Penal Code Section 13650) as they become available. 
 

Although our City and police staff are working diligently to provide responsive records as quickly as possible, please keep in mind that these documents can be voluminous in nature and encompass hundreds of pages.

 

In order to comply with the spirit and intent of the law, you will find the documents in a PDF format under the following subheading links:

 

SFPD POLICY MANUAL 

 

NALOXONE (NARCAN TRAINING)  

 

FIREARMS TRAINING

As a small police department, the majority of our training are provided by other agencies and these materials are not posted on this website. These are available through such agencies as may be legally required and redacted as allowable under the law.

CONTACT INFORMATION
CJ Chiasson, Sergeant
(818) 898-1254 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

SFPD FALLEN OFFICERS

WILLIAM D. SMITH, MARSHAL

EOW: 12/22/1914 | AGE: Not Available | TOUR: 1 Day

Marshal William D. Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three males suspected of committing a burglary.

Marshal Smith found the three suspects asleep alongside a road and attempting to waken them. One of the men fired three shots into Marshal Smith’s body. The three suspects then fled the area on foot. One of the three suspects was captured a short while later as he hid in an adjacent arroyo.

Smith, William W NAME
NATHAN OSCAR LONGFELLOW, POLICE OFFICER

EOW: 12/2/1923 | AGE: 22 | TOUR: 1 Year

Officer Nathan O. Longfellow was shot on November 29, 1923 while attempting to transport a suspect to the City jail. He had been enroute to the jail with a suspect who had been arrested for disturbing the peace. Without warning, the suspect pulled out a gun from underneath his vest and fire three shots at Officer Longfellow. One of the rounds struck Officer Longfellow in the chest.

Officer Longfellow immediately fell to the ground while the suspect was overpowered by infuriated citizens. Officer Longfellow lived for several days and eventually died from his injuries on December 2, 1923.

The defendant in this case was ultimately tried, convicted, and was executed by hanging at San Quentin Prison in 1925.

Longfellow, Nathan W NAME
BENJAMIN MUSHANEY, SERGEANT

EOW: 10/7/1930 | AGE: 29 | TOUR: 6 Years

Sergeant Benjamin W. Mushaney was shot in the chest with a rifle bullet while responding to a landlord-tenant dispute in the 1300 block of Hollister Street. The shooting occurred at 11:20 in the morning and involved a female tenant attempting to obtain a $2.00 refund from the suspect, the landlord.

As Sergeant Mushaney approached the front portion of the home, the suspect fired at him from an open window. The soft-nosed bullet struck Sergeant Mushaney in the chest, who then stumbled around the side of the house and collapsed, mortally wounded. The suspect then shot the female tenant, striking her in the back. The gunman barricaded himself in the residence and continued to shoot at responding officers and residents in the area. Officers from several jurisdictions arrived at the scene and eventually administered tear gas into the home. The suspect was ultimately shot and killed by officers as he fled the home on foot, still firing at officers.

Mushaney, Benjamin W NAME
DENNIS FRANK WEBB, POLICE OFFICER

EOW: 12/24/1980 | AGE: 30 | TOUR: 5 Years

Officer Dennis Frank Webb was fatally shot six times at close range by the man he stopped during the early morning hours of December 24, 1980. The suspect fit the description of an armed robber who had held up a 7-Eleven market in nearby Sylmar about 90 minutes earlier. The killer drove off in Officer Webb’s black and white patrol car, abandoning it in a park about eight miles from the shooting scene.

Two fellow officers were enroute to back up Officer Webb as he questioned the suspect when the gunfire erupted. They reached the fallen patrolman 90 seconds after his last radio transmission, but by that time the gunman was gone.

The officers carried Officer Webb to the patrol car, rushed him to Holy Cross Hospital about a half mile away. Officer Webb died in surgery at 5:50 a.m.

Officer Webb had survived the ordeal of Vietnam and had been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces in 1975. He was currently a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve.

Webb, Dennis W NAME
JESSE KENNETH PADEREZ, POLICE OFFICER

EOW: 7/17/2002 | AGE: 46 | TOUR: 10 Years

Officer Jesse K. Paderez died on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 in the parking lot of the San Fernando Police Station after his handgun fell to the ground and fired, striking him in the head and fatally wounding him.

Paderez had apparently been carrying his holstered .45-caliber gun in his hands as he walked through the department parking lot transferring material from his private vehicle to his marked unit.

The entire San Fernando Police Department attended Jesse’s memorial service, in which Paderez spent his entire decade-long career. His co-workers described his dedication to family and the community, and recalled how he frequently joked that he’d spotted suspects the day before they were wanted.

Paderez, who spent the last decade as a patrol officer, was also a member of the San Fernando Police Department’s Special Response Team. He graduated in October 1992 from then Rio Hondo Police Academy, Class #110.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of the Chief of Police
(818) 898-1250 | COP@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

SFPD PARTICIPATES

The San Fernando Police Department actively participates in various activities throughout the year, including:

Scroll down for more information on each event/program.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of the Chief of Police
(818) 898-1250 | COP@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the San Fernando Police Department will participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of Southern California. Beginning at 9 am, the team of Police and City Personnel will carry the “Flame of Hope” Torch throughout the City of San Fernando along a 2.5 mile route; see the attached flyer for the point-by-point route and map. 
 

The Flame of Hope symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity while representing inclusion, respect and the spirit of the Special Olympics.

The San Fernando Police team will be led by Sergeant Walter Dominguez. “We are so excited to again be a part of this run. COVID-19 restrictions prevented this run last year and we hope to again see hundreds of people line the streets which inspires us to be a part of this great cause,”  expressed Sergeant Dominguez.

Chief Anthony Vairo said, “We are truly honored to be a part of carrying this torch again. Our City family is always excited about showing our support for the champions of Special Olympics who do not know the words ‘I can’t’ and who overcome challenges everyday as persons with intellectual disabilities.” Chief Vairo went on to say, “We embrace diversity in our community and the diversity of these outstanding athletes.”

The public is encouraged come out and support the City’s police and City personnel on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Chief Vairo hopes the City’s residents, students and members of the business community will to line the streets of the San Fernando Mall and on their school grounds to support the Team San Fernando as they run in support of the Special Olympics.

For more information on the run or to donate to the running team, you may visit the Special Olympics Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley website at http://fundraising.sosc.org/goto/sanfernandopd_.

Torch Run Flyer 2021
The San Fernando Police Department is an active participant of the Special Olympics of Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) program. Members of the San Fernando Police Department, supported by the community and City family, have raised tens of thousands of dollars to support the programs available for persons with intellectual disabilities. These events include Tip a Cop, Torch Run, attending regional and local athletic competitions to present medals to athletes, and participation on the LETR Council of Southern California. 
 

In 2018, Chief Anthony Vairo was honored to receive the Award of Excellence for exemplifying the department’s commitment to the program and serving with honor and integrity. The San Fernando Police Department is proud to be a Guardian of the Special Olympics LETR Flame of Hope, raising awareness and supporting inclusion for people with disabilities.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Irwin Rosenberg, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1255 | IRosenberg@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

SFPD PINK PATCH PROJECT

Pink Patch 2018October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. In demonstrating our support, SFPD Officer’s are permitted to wear commemorative pink shoulder patches on their uniform shirts.

In addition, the commemorative patches are available for sale to community members.

For information, SFPD does not wear shoulder patches on exterior police jackets. The police uniform is blue or black in color with shoulder patches worn on the uniform shirt. The uniform shirt will also contain a metal or cloth badge, name plate, and rank insignia. Also, the officer will be wearing a duty belt with various equipment including a police radio.

This information is provided to ensure that community members are able to identify San Fernando PD Officers from other citizens who may affix the commemorative pink patches to a piece of clothing.

If you believe that you have been contacted by someone impersonating a San Fernando Police Officer, please contact the department at (818) 898-1267 (24 hour line).

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of the Chief of Police
(818) 898-1250 | COP@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

2021 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Join the San Fernando Police Department, in partnership with Neighborhood Watch and the San Fernando Police Advisory Council, for a night of fun and community awareness!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Irwin Rosenberg, Lieutenant
(818) 898-1255 | IRosenberg@sfcity.org
CJ Chiasson, Sergeant
(818) 898-1254 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm
NNO Photos 2021

MOVEMBER

IT’S MOVEMBER!

Join the San Fernando Police Department in raising awareness for men’s health, including prostate and testicular cancer.

The Department will be growing out their mustaches and beards throughout November. Donate to the team, or any member’s, fundraiser page for an opportunity to vote for your favorite stache or beard! Check back throughout the month for status updates!

Movember 2020 flyer
Movember Donate Button

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of the Chief of Police
(818) 898-1250 | COP@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION NIGHT AT DODGER STADIUM

The San Fernando Police Department has been honored to participate annually in the Los Angeles Dodgers Law Enforcement Appreciation event. During an annual home game, exemplary members of law enforcement, selected by their department and in our case, the Chief of Police, are guest of the LA Dodgers organization and introduced on the field prior to the game. The selected officer attends in full dress uniform providing a favorable image for the department and is joined by members of law enforcement from throughout Southern California.
San Fernando Police Canine Officer Walter Dominguez and Canine Loki may be seen at minute 29:30

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of the Chief of Police
(818) 898-1250 | COP@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

BAKER TO VEGAS

Since 2009, the San Fernando Police Department has teamed with other small local police agencies to participate in the Annual Baker to Vegas Relay Run. This Challenge Cup Relay (a 120-mile, 20-stage foot relay race) starts in Baker, California (gateway to Death Valley), and runs through the California desert, over the mountains, to Las Vegas, Nevada. 
 

Teams of law enforcement and military personnel, 20 runners and 5 alternates, from around the world supported by thousands of volunteers and runners, compete for the honor of receiving a mug in recognition of their team accomplishment.  This world-renowned event draws tens of thousands of people annually to witness and support the event, building strong relationships amongst the teams and law enforcement locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The San Fernando Police Department is proud to have received mugs in 2018 and 2019 thanks to the support of the Chief and the great leadership of San Fernando’s Team Captain, Sergeant Walter Dominguez.

Baker To Vegas
Baker To Vegas
Baker To Vegas

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of the Chief of Police
(818) 898-1250 | COP@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

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CONTACT US

POLICE FACILITY | Police Department
910 First Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Anthony Vairo, Chief of Police
(818) 898-1267 | COP@sfcity.org

RECORDS BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

DETECTIVE BUREAU
Monday through Friday | 8:30 am to 5 pm

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
Irwin Rosenberg Police Lieutenant - Detective Commander (818) 898-1255 IRosenberg@sfcity.org

DETECTIVE DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Jorge Cervantes Police Officer - Detective (818) 898-1286 JCervantes@sfcity.org
Alex Licea Police Officer - Detective (818) 898-1261 ALicea@sfcity.org
Hector Torres Police Officer - Detective (818) 898-1260 HTorres@sfcity.org

PATROL DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Benny Simonzad Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 BSimonzad@sfcity.org
Walter Dominguez Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 WDominguez@sfcity.org
Vacant Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 Police@sfcity.org
Paul Ventimiglia Police Sergeant (818) 898-1284 PVentimiglia@sfcity.org
CJ Chiasson Police Sergeant - Parking Enforcement Disputes (818) 898-1254 CJChiasson@sfcity.org

SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION & NEIGHBORHOOD/BUSINESS WATCH

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
CJ Chiasson Police Sergeant (818) 898-1254 CJChiasson@sfcity.org

CIVILIAN STAFF

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Sylvia Ortega Police Records Administrator  (818) 898-1281 SOrtega@sfcity.org
Elena Gonzalez Police Administrative Assistant  (818) 898-1250 EGonzalez@sfcity.org
Connie Negrete  Police Records Specialist  (818) 898-1280 CNegrete@sfcity.org
Kallista Uribe Police Records Specialist (p-t) (818) 898-1283 KUribe@sfcity.org
Trevor Tauber Property Control Officer  (818) 898-1277 TTauber@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
Ivan Moran Police Desk Officer (818) 898-1267 IMoran@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
Anthony Belden Community Service Officer (818) 898-1267 ABelden@sfcity.org
Kathy Cabrera Community Service Officer (818) 898-1267 KCabrera@sfcity.org
Elizabeth Padilla Community Service Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1267 EPadilla@sfcity.org
Vacant Community Service Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1267 Police@sfcity.org
Emily Medina Junior Cadet (p-t) (818) 898-1279 EMedina@sfcity.org
Janet Sandoval Junior Cadet (p-t) (818) 898-1279 JanetSandoval@sfcity.org
Ailita Torosyan Junior Cadet (p-t) (818) 898-1279 ATorosyan@sfcity.org

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