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About the San Gabriel Police Department

The San Gabriel Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency serving a  population of over 41,000 residents.  The city is located approximately seven miles east of downtown Los Angeles and encompasses 4.09 square miles. The San Gabriel Police Department is authorized 75 total employees which includes 55 sworn Police Officers, 20 civilian employees and senior volunteers.  The Department also has volunteer Reserve Police Officers.  For fiscal year 2006-2007 the Department’s has an annual budget is under consideration.  During the calendar year of 2006, officers handled approximately 23,755 incidents as recorded in the Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch System.  Officers made 768 arrests and issued 27,172 citations


The San Gabriel Police Department is organized into three major divisions: Uniformed Patrol Division; Investigations; and, Administrative Services.  The Patrol Division consists of 28 uniformed police officers, four lieutenants, four sergeants, and 8 reserve officers.  Patrol officers are assigned to marked police vehicles.  This division also includes the traffic bureau and communications functions.


The Investigation Division of the San Gabriel Police Department is responsible for the investigative and follow-up responsibilities of specific criminal action that has happened within the  jurisdiction of the San Gabriel Police Department.  A Lieutenant who commands and manages the division reports directly to the Chief of Police and is responsible for the day to day operations of the division. A sergeant supervises each of the investigative details within the division.


The Investigations Division of the San Gabriel Police Department is responsible for all criminal investigations, youth and special services, crime prevention functions, drug education, the Special  Enforcement Team, School Resource Officer, Court Liaison Officer, regional narcotics task force and the property and evidence functions of the police department.


The Investigations Division of the San Gabriel Police Department initiates specialized investigations including the service of search and arrest warrants, the preparation and presentation of  criminal matters to the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Crime Prevention Through Environmental design (CPTED), residential and commercial security evaluations, Neighborhood Watch, Business Alert Network (BAN), specialized enforcement and educational programs through the “To Good for Drugs” and School Resource Officer programs and an award winning and nationally recognized National Night Out Against Crime.


The San Gabriel Police Department’s Administrative Services Division is comprised of five separate bureaus: Personnel and Hiring, Training, Records, Information Services and Services.




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