La Mesa Police Department Storefront

8085 University Ave
La Mesa CA 91942
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 8am-5pm
  • Tue: 8am-5pm
  • Wed: 8am-5pm
  • Thu: 8am-5pm
  • Fri: 8am-5pm

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<p>Thanks to Proposition D, a bond issue approved by La Mesans in 2004, the Police Department moved into a 45,000-square-foot, $20 million headquarters in September 2010.</p> <p>Police Chief Al Lanning oversees a force of 68 sworn officers, 30 non-sworn personnel and 50-60 members of the RSVP, or Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, and other volunteers.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Police Department offers an SRO (school resource officer) for elementary and middle schools in La Mesa and assigns a full-time SRO to Helix Charter High School.</p> <p>The department's website links to My Neighborhood Update, a Google Maps-based display of reported incidents in La Mesa.</p> <p>Police also help with animal control, and promote Neighborhood Watch and Kidz Watch, a free safety academy for children 6-11. In addition, the Crime Free Multi-Housing crime-prevention program targets&nbsp; La Mesa apartment complexes.</p>