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Message From The Chief
The La Mesa Police Department works with our community to protect life and property while striving to enhance the quality of life of all our residents. The department is very responsive to the needs of our community and is devoted to providing the highest quality professional police services to everyone:

The department has 68 sworn officers and 31 civilian employees, as well as a large contingent of retired senior volunteers. The department answers over 100,000 calls for service each year with the Patrol Division, Investigations Unit, Special Enforcement Detail, Traffic Unit, and Crime Prevention / Community Resource Unit.

News & Information

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Crime Prevention

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Department Wellness Program
The La Mesa Police Department has been training officers on emotional, mental, and spiritual survival practices with a first in the county department wellness program. Learn more about the BeSTOW program (Beyond Survival Toward Officer Wellness).

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Mission
The La Mesa Police Department protects life and serves our community with compassion, integrity, and purpose to enhance the quality of life of all its residents. Every member of the police department is devoted to providing the highest quality of professional police services while working together with our community to solve problems, prevent crimes, educate and interact with the public, and to enforce the laws to insure a safe and secure community.

The La Mesa Police Department seeks cooperation and interaction with the public so that we can be responsive to the needs of the community. We invite input from the public on ways to enhance our quality of service. We strive to treat every individual with compassion, respect, and dignity.
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Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 26, 2014
Drop off any unused prescription drugs to your nearest collection site on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Find Collection Site
La Mesa City Hall    8130 Allison Ave.    La Mesa, CA 91942    Ph: 619.463.6611