IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, our lobby hours have been modified to Monday-Thursday, 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 

The Westminster Police Department provides various public services for the following: Records, Desk Officer, Property and Evidence, Traffic and Parking Control, and Animal Control. The general lobby hours are provided below; however, please make note of any services that may be limited to certain days and times of the week. Refer to our Fee Schedule for the costs of various services provided. 

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Mailing Address:
Westminster Police Department
8200 Westminster Blvd., Bldg. 5
Westminster, CA 92683
Business Lobby Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Closed weekends and holidays.


Emergency Calls for Service or Reporting Crimes in Progress  9-1-1  24 hours
Non-emergency Police Dispatch  (714) 548-3212 24 hours 
General Recorded Information & Operator Assistance (714) 898-3315 24 hours 

Desk Officer Service Counter

For reporting general crimes, citation sign-offs, identity thefts, fraud, missing persons or runaways, lost and found reports.

 (714) 548-3219 M-F, 9am-4pm 

Records Service Counter

For copies of police reports, subpoena services, payment of citations, and vehicle releases.

 (714) 548-3218

 M-F, 8am-5pm

Closed weekends and holidays.

Vehicle Releases

You must bring a valid vehicle registration, valid driver license, and proof of insurance before your vehicle is released.

 (714) 898-3315

M-F, 9am-4pm

No weekend or holiday releases.

Vehicle Repossessors: Required Notification (714) 548-3212  24 hours

Property and Evidence Service Counter

Responsible for storage of property and evidence items (i.e., found, safekeeping, evidence items), and destruction & auctioning of property items.

 (714) 548-3216

M-F, 8am to 4pm

By appointment only.

Traffic & Parking Control Service Counter

Services are provided by field personnel. You must schedule an appointment to contest a citation or request an administrative hearing for a citation.

 (714) 548-3220  By appointment only.

Animal Control Service Counter

Services are provided by field personnel. You must have an appointment for services such as animal traps, licensing, etc.

 (714) 548-3201  By appointment only.

Registration for Sex, Drug, or Arson Requirements

Appointments are made for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only.

(714) 548-3769 By appointment only. 
Administration  (714) 548-3200  business hours

Code Enforcement

Examines properties in response to a complaint, observes violations of the Municipal Code, etc.

 (714) 548 - 3246  business hours

Crime Analysis

crime data, preventable crimes tracking 

 (714) 548-3206  business hours

Detective Bureau

Responsible for explorers program, investigating crimes against property, persons, and the public. 

 (714) 548-3207  business hours


Provides all photographic and DNA services for the department and manages crime scene investigations. 

 (714) 548-3214  business hours

Professional Standards Unit

Responsible for background investigations, officer and or employee misconduct, unnecessary use of force by a member of department, citizens' academy, and WPD volunteer program, .

 (714) 548-3202  business hours