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Police Department

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John Salisbury
Chief of Police

phone  951.486.6700

Public Safety Building



  • Public Safety Expo: May 21, 2022
    Calle San Juan Los Lagos
    Meet Moreno Valley’s finest Firefighters and Police Officers at the 7th annual Public Safety Expo!
    This free family friendly event offers hands-on exhibits, exciting demonstrations, music, food, and giveaways! Join us for a fun filled day!
    (951)-413-3280 / / #movalparks
  • Citywide Camera System
    The Moreno Valley Police Department has identified a citywide camera system as a way to enhance public safety without adding police officers. In other communities, the use of citywide camera systems has led to the identification and arrest of suspects in a multitude of crimes. To review to a collection of questions and answers about the system, click here. For additional information please contact the Moreno Valley Police Department at (951) 486-6700 or by email at

The Police Department provides law enforcement services and coordinates the overall operations of the Police Department including patrol, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, detective unit, and special enforcement.

Moreno Valley has established a first-rate law enforcement program. The City of Moreno Valley contracts police services from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.


The Moreno Valley Police Traffic Team has been recognized both at the state and national level for its innovative traffic programs. The Traffic Team is always looking for new ways to keep our roadways safe for the motoring public. We focus our efforts on establishing programs that include Speed Awareness, Occupant Protection and DUI Enforcement. Some of these programs include:

  • School Zone Enforcement
  • Traffic Complaint Program
  • Pedestrian Decoy Operation (Santa in Crosswalk)
  • Radar Trailer / Speed Program
  • School Presentations on the use of Bicycle Helmets, Pedestrian Safety, Drinking and Driving, etc.
  • "Click It or Ticket" Campaign (Seat Belt Enforcement)
  • DUI / Driver License Checkpoints
  • Saturation Patrols
  • DUI Warrant Sweeps
  • Operation Free PASS

Safety and Crime Prevention Tips

The Moreno Valley Police Department wants you to stay safe. Here are some tips to help.

Select a topic for more information:

Non-emergency dispatch phone number: 951.247.8700

False Alarms

A citizen who wants to appeal the validity of a false alarm determination by the police or fire department may appeal to the appropriate appeal officer or designee. The appeal must be in writing and must be requested within ten (10) days of the alarm user having received a notice of the false alarm.

The form can be dropped off at the Moreno Valley Department lobby window, or mailed to:

Moreno Valley Police Department
Attention: Community Services/Alarm Appeals
22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92552-0805

How to Volunteer

The Moreno Valley Police department has five volunteer programs:

  • Citizen's Patrol Unit
  • Anti-Graffiti Patrol
  • Station Volunteers
  • Reserve Officer's Program
  • Police Explorer Program

To become a Police Volunteer, call 951.486.6942 or email

Police Department Office and Contact Numbers

  • Police Department Office:
    22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
  • Lobby hours:
    Mon - Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays).
  • Phone and E-mail :
    Emergency: 911
    Emergency for Cell Phone callers: 951.684.0911
    Non-emergency dispatch: 951.247.8700
    Business number: 951.486.6700
    Graffiti  Hotline: 951.413.3171
  • Non-emergency Dispatch Number: 951. 247.8700
    The Moreno Valley Police Department has a direct line for reporting non-emergency incidents. This staffed twenty-four number helps our dispatchers more effectively assign police officers and keeps the 911 system free for emergency calls.  These incidents include, but are not limited to:
    - Fireworks
    - Large Parties
    - Loud Music
    - Barking Dogs
  • Report a crime online...
    Have a crime to report? Try our new, secure online crime reporting form.
    Go to the Online Crime Report Form...

  • To request a Collision Report
    Go to the online Collision Report Service...

  • Complaint Procedure
    Information about the Sheriff’s Department Complaint Procedure is available on the Riverside Sheriff website.

  • Mobile 911 within City Limits: 951.684.0911
    Persons within City limits who wish to reach 911 from their cell phone may choose to dial 951.684.0911. This number will give the caller a direct line to Moreno Valley Police Department dispatch.

    If a caller dials 911 from a cell phone, they will receive the California Highway Patrol dispatch. Matters involving incidents on the State Highways or Freeways fall under the jurisdiction of the CHP.
  • Matters within City limits fall in the jurisdiction of the Moreno Valley Police Department.


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Moreno Valley City Hall
14177 Frederick Street
PO Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
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