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Downey Police Department

Chief's Welcome

Welcome to the Downey Police Department; I am extremely proud to serve as Downey's 10th Police Chief. It is an honor to lead such a professional and dedicated team of men and women who are committed to the safety and welfare of our fine City.

The Downey Police Department is part of a team effort from your City government to ensure that Downey is a safe and pleasant place to live. We are committed to the philosophy of quality, professional policing, and outstanding customer service. Having your trust and confidence is paramount. We recognize the unique responsibility of policing and know that our effectiveness is enhanced through close community relationships. The members of your Police Department are chosen for this profession based on their strong ethics and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference. We share a vested interest in our community and I urge you to do your part to keep our community safe. The Police Department cannot do it alone, but together we can accomplish great things.

The Downey Police Department is committed to the protection of lives and property of our fellow citizens and to impartially enforce the law; to fight crime both by preventing it and by aggressively pursuing violators of the law; to be good community partners and team members in our City government; to maintain on-going professional law enforcement training and ensure the highest levels of policing for our community; and, most importantly, to value human life, with respect to the dignity of each individual, rendering our services with courtesy and civility.

Thank you for visiting our website. The men and women of the Downey Police Department appreciate your support.


Carl Charles
Chief of Police

Contact Us

For All Emergency Calls: Dial 911

Downey Police Department
10911 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241

Phone:(562) 861-0771

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 9, 2016

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