Police Department


Department head: Andrew Binder, Police Chief

275 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 329-2406

The Palo Alto Police Department is committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships.

The police force provides service to a population of approximately 67,000. The daytime population increases to more than 125,000, as the Stanford University campus and the business community bring more people to town.

For the most up-to-date department news, alerts, and advisories, follow on one of the department's many social media platforms, which include Twitter, Nextdoor, Instagram, Nixle, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr. The department also offers a free mobile smartphone app, which can be downloaded for iOS or Android.

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