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City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
Ph: (714) 690-3300
Fx: (714) 523-2141
Chief’s Message
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Police Chief
Eric R. Nunez

La Palma Police Department
7792 Walker Street
La Palma, CA  90623

Ph: (714) 690-3370
Fx: (714) 523-7351
Emergency: 9-1-1

24 hours a day; 7 days a week
Thank you for visiting the City of La Palma Police Department web page and for taking the time to explore the various department links and services that are provided to the community. My name is Eric R. Nuñez and I have the honor and pleasure of serving as La Palma’s 10th Police Chief. The La Palma Police Department has a long-standing tradition of providing quality service to the community and I have been a part of this tradition for the last 20 years. During this time we have implemented leadership and policing strategies that are effective and efficient. These processes are regularly evaluated and reassessed to maintain our focus. We maintain a highly visible presence within the community and long ago encouraged community participation with a variety of volunteer programs.

Every year since 2005, the Nation has experienced overall crime reductions and I am pleased to report that La Palma has experienced similar or greater reductions in crime. This high level of safety is a result of our proactive law enforcement strategies, the enforcement actions taken by our officers, and the overall downward trend of crime in general. Our citizens, business community, visitors, and schools have all benefited by this welcomed reduction in crime. As for the schools in La Palma, they have received some of the highest accolades for academic excellence; and we are proud to have played a role in keeping these institutions of learning safe for children to flourish. La Palma is a professionally well managed city that maintains a “small town” atmosphere by being extremely responsive to the concerns of the community.

Public safety is a priority for every community, but it takes more than just having officers enforcing laws, it starts with our core beliefs about our purpose and noble cause.

Our guiding organizational principle is, “Mission First, People Always”.

Mission First defines our purpose. Our Mission is simple in words but complex in practice; to make La Palma the safest city in America. We foster an organizational philosophy of being public servants, people of action driven by and united around a noble cause. We safeguard lives and property to enhance the quality life for everyone in the community.

People Always defines the Department’s method for accomplishing our mission. We are a principle centered organization that practices on a daily basis the concepts of internal and external customer service. Principles such as integrity and compassion drive our focus, which is to serve the community of La Palma in an effective, personable, and just manner.

If we can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.