Message from the Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and women of the Murrieta Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. I hope you find our website easy to navigate, as it contains valuable information about our department and the resources, programs, and services we provide to our community.

The Murrieta Police Department was established in July 1992, one year after the City of Murrieta incorporated. Although much has changed since the initial 25 sworn officers and 9 civilian employees began operations on July 31, 1992, the commitment by the men and women of the Murrieta Police Department to partnering with the community to provide the highest quality of service possible has never wavered. Murrieta is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the country, and this ranking is a direct result of the partnership the police department has with our community.

Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your comments, questions, and feedback.          

Sean Hadden
Chief of Police

School Bus Law

News ImageSeptember 1, 2015  This month I would like to talk about a California Vehicle Code Law we have had on the books for a while now, but still provides much confusion among drivers in California. This law has to do with stopping for a school bus with its red lights flashing.

Crossing Guards

August 1, 2015  School is coming back in session and the morning and afternoons will be busy with all the vehicles taking children to and from schools.

PSEC Radio System

News ImageJuly 31, 2015  On Monday July 20, 2015 at 0600 hours the Murrieta Police Department officially integrated into the Riverside County Public Safety Enterprise Communication (PSEC) System and became the first municipal law enforcement agency in the county to join the system.