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No, the City of South El Monte is a separate City which ispatrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Temple Station at 626-285-7171.
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If you have received a general parking ticket from our ParkingControl officers you must firstcontact the below number to dispute your citation before the Police Departmentcan resolve your dispute. If you have your parking citation the below number anddispute process is outlined on the back.
Call us at 800-654-7275 or send a letter to:
P.O. BOX 4726
Irvine, CA 92616
Regular JailVisitation Hours are 7 days a week from noon to 2 p.m. It is recommend to callus at 626-580-2112 first, first come, first served.
Inmates are allowed only two visitors per day,if time and visitor volume allows. All visitors are checked for warrants andcriminal history. No items, including cell phones are allowed into the visitingarea. Persons currently on probation/parole may not visit an inmate. Victim ofcrimes may not visit inmates connected to the crime the inmate is currentlyincarcerated.
For community service hours, call 626-580-2282.
There is no charge for copies of police reports.
The El Monte Police Department does not perform live scanfingerprinting for the public. You may contact a local Live Scan/Fingerprintingauthorized entity to get fingerprinted/live scanned for employment, youthleague involvement or other reasons.
Fingerprinting / live scan questions can be answered by calling 877-477-4688.
For domestic violence restraining orders contact the Rio Hondo Superior courthouse by phone at 626-575-4121 or in person at:
11234 Valley Boulevard
Window 1 or 2
El Monte, CA 91731
All other restraining order questions can be asked at either the Pomona Superior Courthouse by calling 909-620-3107 or visiting them in person at400 Civic Center Drive
Room 201Pomona, CA 91766
You can also contact the Pasadena Superior Courthouse by phone at 626-356-5684 or by visiting the courthouse at:300 East WalnutPasadena, CA 91101
Registrants that register with us, must live in the City of El Monte. Registration hours are 2 - 6 p.m. everyday. It is advised to call 626-580-2115.
There are certain fees for certainstorage/impound violations. The Police Department charges a onetime fee for thestorage, we do not charge per day storage. However, the tow companies thatstore vehicles are private entities to which the Police Department/City doesnot regulate their respective fees. Tow companies charge certain fees based onthe actual tow, and daily storage of the vehicle. Companies working with PoliceAgencies must maintain a standard fee schedule regulated by the CaliforniaHighway Patrol. The Police Department charges the below fees forstored/impounded vehicles:
Impounds/Drive Arrested $240.00
The Police Department only takesexact cash when the City Finance Department is closed (Fri-Sun).
No, the El MontePolice Department only takes crime reports from an individual in person.Although general tips or criminal activity will be investigated, a personreporting an actual crime that occurred must report the crime in person.
To obtain a copy of apolice report you must come to the Police Lobby and fill out a Request for APolice Report form. Generally a police report will be ready for release inapproximately ten (10) business days, however under certain conditions a reportmay be delayed or not available for release for valid reasons. Also certainreports are considered Confidential and may not be released. Reports may onlybe released via the El Monte Police Records Bureau. Questions regarding therelease of reports may be directed to the Records Bureau at (626) 580-2115.
Generally, any victim of acrime must report the crime in the jurisdiction in which the crime occurred.However, under certain conditions some crimes that have been committed to aperson may be reported to the jurisdiction in which the person lives if thereis a great distance between El Monte and where the person lives. Under certainconditions the local jurisdiction in which the person lives will take anOutside Jurisdiction Courtesy Report and El Monte P.D. may do the same. This is generally only done for certaincrimes against persons and not for property crimes.
The El Monte Police Department is open twenty fours a day for365 days. However, the front desk of the Police Department is open seven days aweek from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. The front desk is generally closed most holidays.A person may respond to the police department front desk during off hours andcontact our dispatch center via a telephone outside the front desk area. Anofficer working patrol will respond to the front desk area.
The El Monte Police Department Administration is open Monday-Thursday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located in the Wayne C. Clayton PoliceAdministration Building located north of the main police station and City HallWest.
The Detective Bureau of the Police Department is availableMonday- Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. They can be contacted via the DetectiveBureau Sergeant at (626) 580-2134 or by contacting the Front Desk of the mainstation. Please understand Detectives are working Detectives that may not beavailable due to a working investigation, court or another detail.
No, the El Monte PoliceDepartment does not sign off fix it tickets, even those written by the El MontePolice Department. A local CHP office will usually sign tickets off, or wedirect people across the street to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Departmentoffice located in the Rio Hondo Courthouse.
No, the El Monte PoliceDepartment has entered an agreement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’sDepartment for CCW permit applications.
The Police Cadet position is part time position for the El MontePolice Department. Applicants need to be 18 years or older, have a validCalifornia Driver’s License and maintain at least 6 semester units of collegecourses. Interested applicants have to apply with the City’s Human ResourcesDivision when applications are being accepted. The Human Resources of El Monteutilizes the on line application system NEOGOV. Any further questions may bedirected towards the El Monte Police Training Unit (626) 580-2120.
The Police Explorer program is for youths between 12-17 yearsold. El Monte Police Officers volunteer their time to coordinate the program ona weekly basis. Successful candidates will be enrolled in the Police ExplorerAcademy, which is run for fourteen consecutive Saturdays. Upon graduation theExplorers attend weekly meetings and assist the Police Department duringfunctions, including being eligible for ride-a-longs where the explorer istaught some basic police details. Those interested may call (626) 258-8653 andleave your name and a good contact number for an Explorer Advisor to returnyour phone call.
Explorer Web Page
We have a form and some guidelines to help you obtain a film permit in El Monte. Please follow the link to go to the Film Permit Page.
TORCH stands for Teaching Obedience Respect Courage and Honor.It is a youth intervention program. Those interested in enrolling their childin the TORCH program may contact the Community Relations Office at (626)580-2035 or email CRO-Website-Request@empd.org .
Registrants that register with us, must live in the City of El Monte. Registrants are only accepted by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 626-580-2100.
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
For domestic violencerestraining orders contact the Rio Hondo Superior courthouse by phone at626-575-4121 or in person at:
Other Restraining Orders
All other restrainingorder questions can be asked at either the Pomona Superior Courthouse bycalling 909-620-3107 or visiting them in person at400 Civic Center Drive
You can alsocontact the Pasadena Superior Courthouse by phone at 626-356-5684 or byvisiting the courthouse at:300 East WalnutPasadena, CA 91101