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Chief's Welcome

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Hello and welcome to the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department website.  



The Palos Verdes Estates Police Department enjoys a wonderful relationship with the community. You can often find us at community events and schools, as well as talking to groups. It is our open lines of communication and trust that help keep this community safe, and resolve quality of life issues so everyone can enjoy what the City has to offer.

I am committed to leading a department that is focused on community based policing, transparency, and being an integral part of the community. The Department’s needs will be met through developing and administering a responsible budget, and the community will be served through high-quality service and committed, professional personnel.

We are constantly finding ways to enhance our interaction and relationship with the community and welcome any feedback you have. You can receive text and email messages directly from the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department regarding critical incidents and public safety news by signing up for Nixle, a Public Safety Notification System. Sign up here


The Palos Verdes Estates Police Department is also on Facebook and Instagram, and you will soon see us on YouTube.

We are proud of the programs that allow us to partner with our community to address pressing issues. Some of these programs include:

  • Neighborhood Watch- We have an active neighborhood watch program with over 2,600 members
  • PVE-CARES- Our “one of a kind” program that help address the needs of our elderly residents
  • Disaster District Plan (DDP)- Another “one of a kind” program that helps neighborhoods prepare for disasters
  • Neighborhood Amateur Radio Team (NART)- our network of ham radio operators work with DDP to enhance communications after a disaster
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)- trained residents who can assist the community when a disaster strikes
  • Volunteers In Patrol (VIP) and Parkland Ranger Volunteer programs- Volunteers who work with the police department to help engage the community, patrol the city, and monitor our trails

Additionally, here are a few of our online resources that may be of interest:

  • Home Security Inspections- Have an officer walk your house and offer tips on how to make it more secure
  • Get connected with Neighborhood Watch
  • Sign up for Nixle Public Safety Alerts (via text message and email)
  • Vacation Checks- Going on a vacation? Let us know and we will check on your house while you are away.
  • Volunteer Programs-For more information click here.
  • Street Meets- Meet police and fire personnel in your neighborhood
  • Palos Verdes Estates Police Department App- Download our app for more efficient communication

It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Chief of Police and represent all the men and women who work very hard to make the Palos Verdes Estates Department a premiere law enforcement organization.  We deeply appreciate the support of our community and stand ready to answer any call for service and we look forward to keeping our community safe.

Be safe, drive carefully, and take care.

Chief Mark Velez

Palos Verdes Estates Police Department
340 Palos Verdes Dr. West
Emergency 9-1-1