San Gabriel Police Department
Welcome to the San Gabriel Police Department. We exist to ensure and promote a community environment free from fear and crime. We work in partnership with all community members to establish and maintain community peace and an exceptional quality of life.
The three “T’s” are essential in our efforts to provide the most comprehensive law enforcement services possible - Training, Technology, and Teamwork. Our commitment is to be the best trained, technologically advanced, policing team, as we tackle the many law enforcement issues in contemporary society.
Community partnerships are essential, and we will seek out opportunities to foster effective community partnerships with residents, businesses, and visitors. This site also helps enhance our partnership with the community by highlighting the information and services we provide.
The women and men of the San Gabriel Police Department are here to serve; and serve we will, with the utmost professionalism and care. We, the proud members of the San Gabriel Police Department, salute you and stand poised to serve.
New Ordinance on Vandalism, Loitering and Other Quality-of-Life Crimes
Effective June 1, the City of San Gabriel will enforce the new ordinance to allow local prosecution of certain quality-of-life crimes. These include aggressive panhandling, trespassing and loitering, unlawful camping, amplified sound, and vandalism. Prior to June 1, offenders of these crimes can only be cited and then released.
We will continue to lean on our robust mix of crime diversion programs as the primary tool to educate and prevent these types of crimes from happening. However, for repeat offenders who do not respond to our prevention efforts, the new ordinance will now provide our public safety team with an additional tool, introducing consequences to prevent repeat offenders from causing further harm to our community.
By allowing the City to prosecute these crimes locally, this will introduce a fair and effective system to help curtail criminal activity affecting our neighborhoods and commercial shopping centers.