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Jeff Kepley


Welcome to the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department webpage.  This is a recently updated website that, I think you will agree it is a marked improvement.   As this website evolves, we will be adding more navigation menus and tools, more photos, forms, news and announcements.   Our goal and intent is to present an information resource worthy of your time, easy and simple to use, and encourage repeat visits.

I am honored to serve as the Police Chief of the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department. The personnel of our Police Department recognize the special and unique community we serve, and all are committed to delivering the highest level of customer service and professional police services.  This is evidenced by an exceptional emergency call response time of two minutes or less, an enviable response time practically unmatched by most other Police Departments.  It is evidenced by the overwhelming support by our residents and extremely low number of citizen complaints filed annually.  It is evidenced by the frequency in which officers call residents in the middle of the night to secure their garage door, or the phone calls officers make to residents to provide them outcome information about their calls for service.  “Commitment to Community,” is the Department motto, which we strive to exemplify each and every day.

The Department is committed to communications and accessibility to the public.  I believe strongly in community outreach and connection.  As a resident of Palos Verdes Estates, you are encouraged to connect with us through our website for breaking e-news (under “sign me up”), Facebook and www.nextdoor.com for day-to-day announcements and messaging, and www.nixle.com for urgent and important community alerts.  We value being connected with our community.  We also value the constructive feedback as well so share your comments too. 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or a Department representative.  However, use a telephone to call the Police Department to report crimes. The City does not monitor social media for service requests . The main office number is 310-378-4211.   Thank you.

Jeff Kepley

PVE Police Chief