Huntington Beach Police Departments Information
The City of Huntington Beach Police Department consists of a team of 212 sworn police officers and 122 civilians. Within the department, the officers are listed in various roles such as Narcotic Investigations, Patrol Officers, Directed Enforcement Team, SWAT, Motorcycle Traffic Officers, Air Support Unit, Gang Unit, Detectives, and Beach Detail. Roles in civilian positions include records clerks, crime scene investigators, detention officers, communication operators, parking control officers, etc.
With both teams combined, this team of law enforcement personnel is responsible for the safety and security of the 200,000 residents, and nearly 11 million tourists and visitors who come to Huntington Beach each year. The Huntington Beach Police Department provides its services for an area of 32 square miles, including beaches. This vast terrain is patrolled by police ATVs, cars, helicopters, motorcycle, and officers on foot.
The Huntington Beach Police Departments are split into four divisions:
Within each division, there are bureaus that respond to the specific needs of the Department and citizens.
This operates under Robert Handy, the current Chief of Police. He has been the Chief at Huntington Beach Police Department since 2013. He is the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for overseeing the Community Liaisons Bureau and Professional Standards Unit.
This department oversees the Budget Bureau, Communications Bureau, Training Unit and Support Services Bureau. The 9-1-1 center is a part of the Communications Bureau. Within Support Services, the hiring, and testing of future police officers, and law and enforcement personnel are overseen, including the payroll. The Support Services team also handles community relations, evidence, and property, building maintenance and records. Tasks such as grant management and accounting are overseen by the Budget Bureau.
This team handles consists of units such as Crimes against Property, Crimes against Persons, Forgery Unit, Jail Records Bureau, Special Investigations Unit, and the Crime Lab.
This is the largest division with the most law-enforcement personnel in it. It includes the following teams or units:
Patrol Bureau- This consists of police officers on foot, on beach squads and in police cars. Each patrol officer is assigned a geographical location called beats. There are 8 beats in Huntington Beach. These areas are monitored 24 hours per day.
Aero or Traffic Bureau- This team consists of officers on the motorcycle, in helicopter operations and parking enforcement.
Special Enforcement Bureau- This group of officers is assigned to special enforcement such as the Bella Terra and Downtown Main Street areas. It also includes the Gang Unit.
The Huntington Beach Police Department provides the LEAD HB Academy. This is a leadership development program for high school students between the ages of 15 to 17. These students reside and attend school in the Huntington Beach locale. The mission of this academy is to give a focused foundation and education for future leaders. Through a series of guest speakers, classes, and interaction opportunities, students are introduced to the importance and principles of leadership. The goal is to help teenagers grow and develop into effective leaders of this community.
The Huntington Beach Police Department enables citizens to interact with the police department through its various online services.
Citizens may perform the following functions online:
- Submit crime tips
- Pay for parking citations
- License their pets
- Online crime reporting
- Request a police report
- Jail pay and stay application, etc.
How To Get in Touch with the Huntington Beach Police Department?
Huntington Beach Police Department Address:
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach Police Department Email:
Non-Emergency Police Phone Contact: