the Monterey Park Police Department
Monterey Park Police Department is a full service police agency consisting of 82
sworn police officers and 50 civilian personnel. The Monterey Park Police Department
is additionally supported by over 150 community volunteers through the Police Reserves, Emergency Communications, Citizen
Patrol, Explorer programs, and other civilian volunteers.
majority of the police officers employed by the Monterey Park Police Department are assigned to the Patrol Bureau which provides
basic police services to the community. These are the officers with whom the public is most likely to come in contact. They
respond to emergencies, alarms, reports of crimes, calls for service, and provide traffic enforcement. Services provided range
from preliminary investigations of major crimes, to complaints of barking dogs. The police officers of the Monterey Park Police
Department provide these services 24-hours a day, 7-days-a-week. Officers are responsible for patrolling assigned areas of
the City, enforcing laws, monitoring special problems, and maintaining a high level of quality service as expected by the
other municipal police departments, the Monterey Park Police Department has an Investigations Bureau which is divided into
two sections: regular detective staff and the Crime Impact Team. The Investigations Bureau Commander is responsible for managing
the bureau's operations. The Investigations Bureau Commander is also responsible for all evidence/property maintained on police
cases in the Evidence Bureau.
are assigned to assist the Bureau Commander as first-line supervisors. One Sergeant is assigned to the regular detective staff
and another Sergeant is assigned to operate the Crime Impact Team.
Bureau is responsible for the investigation of all felony and misdemeanor complaints which come within its jurisdiction. Investigators
apprehend, interrogate, and process all persons arrested for these offenses, maintain a liaison with the District Attorney’s
office, and effect the recovery of stolen property. The Investigations Bureau is also charged with the investigation of various
non-criminal matters, including missing persons, business and liquor applications, matters wherein an investigation would
be beneficial to public welfare, or required by statute.
Impact Team is a task force assembled and designed to specifically address major crime problems in the community. It is responsible
for the investigation of narcotics and vice crimes, gang-related crimes, and major crimes. The Team serves as the repository
for criminal intelligence data and may assist both the Investigations Bureau and the Field Services Bureau in their primary