• 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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    As the Holiday season approaches I wanted to take a moment to thank our community for the support we receive and the trust you have in your police department.  A recent example of this relationship was vividly demonstrated to me.  A young boy went missing from his Danville home and we were called to help find him.  After alerting all of you through Nixle and our social media tools, the immediate outpouring of community support was nothing short of amazing!  The number of residents who took their own initiative and were obviously concerned for this young boy’s welfare was overwhelming.  The youngster was quickly found and returned home and I am confident that the quick resolution was facilitated by all of your help.  This sense of community makes Danville a truly rewarding place to work.   A special thanks to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District for their help in that case as well.


    Speaking of Nixle, I would like to make sure our residents are aware of the various means in which we provide information:


    Nixle:  Nixle is a free subscription service that allows you to customize the types of information you can receive from us via text message, email or both.  We typically use Nixle to alert the community of police activity, road closures and other such important information.


    Facebook:  Danville PD maintains a Facebook page where our Nixle alerts are also posted along with other happenings within the police department and the community.  You can find the page here:  https://www.facebook.com/DanvilleCAPolice


    Twitter:  The Danville PD shares a Twitter stream with the Town of Danville, which is used for a variety of informational purposes. Public Safety information is very often sent out via our Twitter feed, @DanvilleINFO.


    For those wanting a detailed look at what is happening in the community, we post our weekly blotter on the Danville PD website here: http://www.danville.ca.gov/Services/Police-Services/   The weekly blotter is posted each Monday and contains the calls for service your police department handled during the week prior.  Specific addresses are not listed to maintain privacy.


    As always, I want to thank all of you for your support of the police department.  We work hard to maintain your trust and we know we cannot function without that trust in place.  We are very lucky to be able to work in such a special place! Have a wonderful holiday season and please feel free to contact me via email at ssimpkins@danville.ca.gov or by stopping by our office.



    Steve Simpkins, Chief of Police
    Danville Police Department