Menlo Park Police Department

The Menlo Park Police Department (701 Laurel St.) is holding an open house on Saturday, May 11,  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The day’s events will include police demonstrations, static displays, a tour of the public safety communications center and much more. All members of the public are invited to come meet the staff and learn about the Police Department.

Join the department for:

  • Guided tours of the station
  • Meet and greet police officers and professional staff
  • Equipment displays and demonstrations
  • Bicycle safety tips and bike helmet giveaway

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Come have coffee with a cop on March 14

Join officers from the Menlo Park Police Department as they learn more about community issues important to, and you learn more about the officers that serve our community. The event takes place on Thursday, March 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Starbucks (693 Santa Cruz Ave.).    

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From burglars to biscotti: Getting to know Menlo Park Police Chief Dave Bertini

This past July, Chief Dave Bertini took over command of the Menlo Park Police Department. Chief Bertini is beloved at City Hall, where he prior served as a Police Commander in various roles, as Interim Police Chief, and even as Interim Human Services Director when the need arose. I thought Menlo Park residents would enjoy […]

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Rich Struckman joins Menlo Park Police Department as commander overseeing Patrol Division

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Elderly man found dead in Willow Rd. alley this morning

The San Mateo Coroner has been called in to investigate the cause of death of a 79-year-old man who was found dead in an alley near his home in the 1100 block of Willow Road this morning. When first responders arrived, they noticed a visible head wound. He was subsequently identified Kenneth Chou, according to […]

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Bev Mo! burglary suspect arrested by Menlo Park Police

At noon today, the Menlo Park Police Investigations Unit located and arrested Melvin James Williams a 58-year-old East Palo Alto resident who was wanted in connection to three burglaries of BevMo! located on El Camino Real in Menlo Park. During the commission of the burglaries, it’s alleged that Williams would smash the front window of […]

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David Bertini is named Menlo Park Chief of Police

Menlo Park Interim Police Chief David Bertini will assume the post permanently on  July 8, 2018. “Since stepping up as interim chief in January, Dave has shown me that he is the right person to serve this community and lead the department,” said City Manager Alex D. McIntyre, who made the announcement today. Bertini is […]

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Investigation of suspicious substance closes Menlo Park City Hall and police department

Early this morning (4/12), Menlo Park police officers requested the assistance of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to address a suspicious substance brought to the police department. The individual had initially received the substance through the mail. Both fire and police personnel followed established protocols when dealing with the potentially hazardous materials. As a […]

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Arrest warrant issued for suspect in shooting incident in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of José Gutierrez (DOB 1/12/82), a suspect in relation to a shooting incident late Saturday night. He is considered armed and dangerous and is associated with a silver Honda Accord with a license plate of 5ZCK527. Menlo Park Police Detectives have located the AR-style rifle in the […]

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Crime rate increases, citizen complaints level in Menlo Park during 2017

For the fifth year, the Menlo Park Police Department released its annual crime statistics and citizen complaint data. The 2017 crime statistics show an increase in reported violent crime (homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault); 54 incidents in 2017 over 30 reported in 2016. According to the department, this increase can be partially attributed to multiple […]

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Menlo Park Police Commander David Bertini named Interim Police Chief

City Manager Alex McIntyre announced that Menlo Park Police Commander David Bertini has been named as Interim Police Chief, effective Saturday, January 6, 2018. Commander Bertini will lead the Menlo Park Police Department on an interim basis until a permanent chief is named. The announcement comes after Menlo Park Police Chief Robert Jonsen accepted the […]

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