The Danville Police Department has 42 employees who proudly serve the residents of Danville. This dedicated group consists of 30 Officers, and 12 Civilian Support Personnel. In addition there are 8 Reserve Officers, and 32 Volunteers in Policing that help us deliver services to the 43,000 residents.
The department is organized into the following specialized units and teams, staffed by both sworn and civilian personnel: Administration, Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, School Resource, and Community Services.
Our dedicated staff is committed to providing the highest quality of policing services to the Town's residents and businesses in order to enhance community safety. To do this, we pledge to take a leadership role in developing partnerships and resolving problems within the community. Our goal is to improve the quality of life and prevent crime in the Town of Danville.
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To Our Community:
I want to take a moment and talk to you about traffic,
and the importance of being safe on the roads. In the past year, our Traffic
Unit has seen a slight increase in the number of accidents on our streets. It’s not a huge increase,
but it’s one we’re interested in reversing. The officers have studied the major
causes for those collisions, in addition to determining where and when they’re occurring.
Our analysis has shown that the majority of the
collisions were concentrated in the
downtown and Camino Tassajara areas. Not surprisingly, many were caused by excessive speed, red light or
stop sign violations and inattention.
Our goal is to keep everyone in the community safe. As
such, our Traffic officers are encouraging motorists to slow down and pay
attention while driving. To
underscore that message, in the next several weeks the Traffic Unit will be
conducting saturation patrols to mitigate
and reduce collisions in Town.
These saturation enforcement efforts will primarily occur
in the downtown and Camino Tassajara areas with a focus on speed, red light,
and cell phone violators. The Danville Police Department is asking for
the public’s help in this effort to reduce traffic collisions by slowing down,
stopping for stop signs/lights, and
refraining from the use of cell phones and other distractions while
I firmly believe that a successful saturation patrol
would end with no tickets written because that would mean no one was speeding,
everyone was stopping at stop signs and lights, and no one was using their cell phones while driving.
Your safety, and the safety of your families, is of paramount importance and we
hope we can count on the drivers in our community to work with us in preventing
further accidents and injuries on Danville streets.
We are always looking for ways in which to connect with
you, our residents. Moreover, there is an
opportunity coming up in the next few weeks that will give you an inside view
of the Danville PD. Our Open House is set
for September 16, 2017. From 10am-2pm our officers will be available to chat, we’ll have equipment displays, demos and a tour
of our facility. Bring the kids and bring your appetite, because we’ll also have hot dogs and popcorn to share.
I look forward to meeting and talking with you!
Allan Shields, ChiefDanville Police Departmentashields@danville.ca.gov 925-314-3700
Danville Police Station510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526
Police DepartmentT (925) 314-3700Monday- Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekends/ After Hours/ Hazardous SpillsT (925) 820-2144
Officer Phone List
Would you like a Danville PD representative to speak to your group or event? Contact Crime Prevention Specialist Mark Kan at firstname.lastname@example.org to facilitate your request.
In an effort to provide more information to the community, the Danville Police Department's weekly calls for service (known as the police blotter) will be posted to this page each week. The blotter details information on calls for services, such as time, location, report number and disposition. Below is a .pdf document with coding used under 'disposition', so residents can see how each call was resolved.
Weekly Blotter 9/18/2017
Decoding the Danville Police Weekly Blotter
The Danville Police Department subscribes to a web-based, crime mapping program called “Crime Reports.” To stay informed about crime in your neighborhood, view a pin map of reported crimes. You can also sign up for free email alerts. Click here to go to the Crime Mapping website.