About Fullerton PD
We are committed to the safety of our community through problem solving partnerships, emphasizing a prompt response, a caring attitude, and a visible presence.
The police profession is a noble and honorable calling that requires integrity, honesty, dedication, and a commitment to serve our community. The Fullerton Police Department is made up of men and women who encompass these qualities. With a compliment of approximately 220 employees, 150 sworn and 70 civilian positions, the Fullerton Police Department handles close to 50,000 calls for service annually.
Under the leadership of Police Chief David Hendricks, the Department continues to look at ways to provide the best service to the residents of the City of Fullerton. Such innovations as Intelligence-led policing allow officers to utilize data in order to better predict patterns of criminal activity and assign resources accordingly.
The Fullerton Police Department is comprised of two divisions, an Operations Division and a Support Services Division, under the supervision of two Captains, Thomas Oliveras and Robert Dunn respectively. Under their leadership, Officers and civilians within the Police Department handle the daily tasks necessary to operate the Department and provide a high level of service to the citizens of Fullerton.
The Fullerton Police Department believes in and utilizes a Community-based policing philosophy, which follows the principle that when communities and law enforcement engage in communication and cooperation, we can better serve the community as a whole. As a result, personnel are involved in all aspects of community, including schools, neighborhoods and community organizations.