• Police Services

  • The Danville Police Department has 39 employees who proudly serve the residents of Danville.  This dedicated group consists of 31 Officers, and 8 Civilian Support Personnel.  In addition there are 8 Reserve Officers, and 19 Volunteers in Policing that help us deliver services to the 44,000 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.

  • Public Safety in the News

  • Message from
    Chief Simpkins:

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    Summer is always an exciting time in Danville and this year will be no exception.  We have several important events happening and I would like to extend a personal invitation to all of our residents and businesses:

    The annual “National Night Out” will be occurring on Tuesday August 4th.  This is a chance to get to know your neighbors and your police department on a more personal level.  I, and several members of my staff, will be out around Town visiting neighborhood parties and we look forward to meeting as many residents as we can!  However, in order for us to put your party on the list for us to visit, you will need to let us know you’ll be participating in National Night Out. To register your neighborhood party, please contact Crime Prevention Officer Jacklyn McDaniel at (925) 314-3707 or jmcdaniel@danville.ca.gov

    On Saturday, September 19, 2015, we will be hosting an Open House at the Danville Police Department.  This is an exciting chance for you to bring your families down to the station and see our vehicles, receive tours of the department, watch K-9 demonstrations and other fun activities!  Please look for an announcement flyer in the coming weeks. For more information on the Open House please contact Sergeant Chris Martin at (925) 314-3725 or cmartin@danville.ca.gov

    And finally, starting in late September, we will be hosting another session of our well-received Citizen’s Police Academy.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about your police department and how we serve you.  The program is six weeks long and runs on consecutive Wednesday nights with two full Saturdays included.  Participants get an unsurpassed first-hand look at how the police department operates.  For more information on the Citizen’s Police Academy please contact Lieutenant Allan Shields at 314-3702 or ashields@danville.ca.gov

    I want to thank all of our residents and business owners for your continued support.  We know that we cannot function without your trust and support.  As always, I feel that an open door policy is an important piece of maintaining a good relationship with you.  Please feel free to contact me via email at ssimpkins@danville.ca.gov or by stopping by our office.

    Thank you and have a safe and happy summer!  




    Steve Simpkins, Chief of Police
    Danville Police Department