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Pacifica Police Department

Department Info

Pacifica Police Department
Police Department
2075 Coast Hwy
Pacifica, CA 94044
T: 650-738-7314

Dan Steidle
Chief of Police

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Closed on Holidays

Contact Pacifica PD

Silent Witness Hotline

Chief Dan Steidle has served in law enforcement for over 30 years.  He began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a Reserve Police Officer for the Pinole Police Department.  In 1990, he began a three year stint as a Deputy Sheriff for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department.  In 1993, he started his career with the Pacifica Police Department, where he has currently served for over 26 years.  In October 2015, he was appointed Chief of Police.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master's Degree in Strategic Leadership, and is a graduate of the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and P.O.S.T. Command College. 


Message from Chief Dan Steidle

The members of the Pacifica Police Department take great pride in upholding our motto, "A Tradition of Community Service" as they strive to make Pacifica a safe place to live, work and play.  We are committed to working with the community in a collaborative effort to reduce crime, increase traffic safety, and address quality of life issues.  We recognize that our success is dependent on a strong partnership with our community members.  I am extremely proud to lead a police department full of dedicated officers committed to serving their community.

“It is the mission of the men and women of the Pacifica Police Department to protect and serve the members of our community with the highest level of commitment, ethics and professionalism.”  (Pacifica Police Department Mission Statement)

Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) and Surveillance Technology Information


Silent Witness Hotline

Online Report Requests
Most accident reports can be accessed via the following page:
Request a Police Report

Make a Police Report Online
A police report can be made online via the following page:
Make a Police Report

Online Crime Tip Submission Form
Now citizens can submit tips and information online to the police regarding crime and suspicious activity occurring in Pacifica. If you have information you would like to submit to the Pacifica Police Department via the web, visit our tip submission form.

Career Opportunities with the Pacifica Police Department
All city law enforcement jobs can be viewed at www.calopps.org under City of Pacifica or by clicking here.