Where is the San Marino Police Department located?
The San Marino Police Department is located on the corner of San Marino Avenue and Huntington Drive at:
2200 Huntington Drive,
San Marino, CA 91108.
The SMPD lobby can be accessed from the San Marino Avenue side of the civic center complex.
What telephone number do I call for routine police services?
Please call 626-300-0720.
What telephone number do I call for emergency police response?
Please dial 911
What are the Police Department business hours?
Our lobby is open for police business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For business with our Records Bureau and / or information on obtaining a police report, please view information online.
Has the Police Department adopted core values and performance expectations?
Yes. There are four Core Values: integrity, hard work, support (teamwork) and pride in service.
I am a resident of San Marino and I am having a party at my house. Can I hire San Marino Police Officers to work at the event to provide security?
Yes. Contact City Hall at 626-300-0700 to obtain general information, including costs.
How do I obtain information about your department career openings as a police officer?
You can call Sergeant Aaron Blondé at 626-300-0720. Sergeant Blondé is in charge of personnel hiring for the department.
What are the requirements to become a San Marino Police Officer?
In addition to other qualifications, applicants must be 21 years of age or older, U.S. Citizens, in good physical, and mental condition, a high school graduate, and maintain a valid California Class “C” driver license. The use of tobacco products of any kind is disqualifying. Applicants must read and review the official City of San Marino Employment Opportunity posting for additional job requirements.
I am currently working with another police department and I am interested in the lateral police officer position. Does your department waive any portion of the testing process for lateral applicants?
Yes. The Department will waive the written test and the physical agility test. After submitting your City of San Marino application, you will be contacted by phone or mail to schedule your oral interview assessment. Additionally, the San Marino Police Department can accelerate the hiring process for highly qualified applicants.
Does the Police Department handle calls regarding barking dogs and other animal issues?
Yes. The Police Department will respond to animal noise complaints and other concerns with any animal problem. The City of San Marino contracts with the Pasadena Humane Society to handle matters of animal pick-up and to assist the Police Department when requested.
Where do I go to get a dog license for my pet?
Licenses are issued by the Pasadena Humane Society. Their phone number is 626-795-3083 and their address is:
361 South Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
You may also drop off your paperwork at San Marino City Hall, Second Floor and, in turn, a staff member will forward your dog license paperwork to the Pasadena Humane Society.
What are the requirements for having a burglar alarm on my property?
Alarm users shall not operate or cause to be operated an Alarm System on a property without a valid alarm permit issued annually by the chief of police. A separate permit is required for each alarm site. The annual fee for the alarm permit or renewal shall be provided in the master fee schedule adopted by City Council resolution. The annual fee will be waived for renewal of alarm permits issued for residential alarm sites at which no false alarms have been reported for the prior year. Upon receipt of a completed application form and the permit fee, the chief of police shall issue an alarm permit to the applicant.
What is a nuisance burglar alarm?
A nuisance burglar alarm is any alarm system that generates more than three (3) false alarms in any 12 month period.
Is there a penalty for nuisance burglar alarms?
Yes. Owners of a nuisance alarm shall pay a civil penalty of $100 on the fourth or fifth offense; five hundred dollars $500.00 for the sixth and subsequent offenses.
Are there any restrictions on mechanical-powered devices (motor-powered tools / equipment)?
Mechanical powered blowers (electric motor powered equipment) may only be operated between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Sundays and Holidays prohibited.
Gasoline powered devices may only be operated between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday; and 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sundays.
Does the city have an ordinance prohibiting the overnight parking of vehicles on city streets?
Yes. Vehicles are not permitted to park on city streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. excluding Huntington Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard.
Can I obtain an overnight parking permit to park my car on the street?
Yes. Free overnight permits can be obtained on the San Marino Police Department web page.
How do I contest a parking citation I received?
Click on the Parking Citation link for information regarding parking citations.
How do I obtain a City bicycle license?
Bicycle licenses may be obtained through the Police Department.
Is it a violation of City Ordinance to solicit door-to-door?
Yes. Commercial (other than political and religious), door-to-door solicitation is a violation of city ordinance. This includes the distribution of handbills or any other information passed or placed on property.
Does the City have a Commission to monitor and advise the City Council regarding traffic matters?
Yes. The San Marino Traffic Advisory Commission meets regularly on the third Monday of each month in the City Council chambers. You may view the Traffic Advisory Commission meeting agendas online.
How do I report a dangerous or hazardous situation that I have noticed in San Marino?
We encourage the reporting of any potential problem by calling the police dispatcher at 626-300-0720. If it is a life-threatening situation, please dial 911.
I have a question that I would like to ask a San Marino Police Officer. How do I go about doing this?
You may call 626-300-0720 and ask for the watch commander.
How do I report traffic violations occurring in my neighborhood?
You may report traffic violations to the Watch Commander at 626-300-0720. The Watch Commander will prepare an extra patrol request that will be disseminated to patrol officers at report briefings.
I'm going on vacation. Does the Police Department have a program to keep an eye on my house?
Yes. For a fee of $5 per day, a police employee will check the exterior of your house for security on a daily basis. The employee will also remove newspapers and mail that might indicate to a burglar that you are away.
Does the Police Department maintain a residential key file for homes in San Marino?
Yes. This voluntary program allows San Marino residents to drop off a house key at the police department where it will be retained on file. With special instruction from the homeowner, the key can be used to enter your home in the event of lost keys or a medical emergency.
Can I get my fingerprints taken at the Police Department?
Yes. The San Marino Police Department provides Live Scan fingerprinting from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This service is provided on a walk-in basis. However, you may also make an appointment at 626-300-0720.
Does the Police Department offer information regarding registered sex offenders and Megan's Law?
Information regarding sex offenders and Megan’s Law can be viewed online.
What is the San Marino Police Department's CLEAR Program?
The San Marino Police Department has announced a new email program that will assist the Police Department in communicating more regularly with the community. This new email program, known as the CLEAR Program - Communicating Law Enforcement Alerts to Residents, seeks to release timely information, increase the partnership between the community and the police, and assist detectives in solving criminal cases. A representative of the police department will send periodic emails to participants. The emails may include press releases, crime bulletins, certain wanted posters, recent crime trends, and crime prevention techniques. The emails will be exclusively informational in nature and participants will never receive advertisements or solicitations. The list of email addresses are confidential and will not be distributed for commercial purposes (the Police Department is not exempt from federal and state laws relating to public records disclosure). Participation in the program is voluntary and persons are free to have their email address removed from the distribution list at any time. Additionally, all emails would only contain a single email address to prevent the unauthorized use of the list or unwanted email. The CLEAR program is open to all persons who reside, work or own a business in the City of San Marino. To sign-up for the program, send an email us, visit the police department lobby to fill out a card, click on the link on the City’s website or call the Investigation and Support Services Division at 626-300-0720