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The Department

The Police Department is established to serve you. It relies heavily on residents' involvement. Please call the Department immediately whenever you see something suspicious or if you have been the victim of a crime. Your suggestions, concerns and questions are always appreciated.

Citizen Suggestion/ Commendation/Complaint Forms regarding Police Services are available at the Police Department.

Formed in 1910, the Hillsborough Police Department is a modern, professional organization respected for its creative approaches to solving law enforcement problems in the community. It is a service-oriented organization, which emphasizes community participation and involvement. The Department has a pro-active philosophy emphasizing crime prevention as the most effective method of crime reduction. Crime prevention efforts are coordinated by the Crime Prevention Officer who can be contacted by calling 375-7470.

The Police Communications Center is a modern facility utilizing the latest technology to handle efficiently and effectively any complaints and concerns. Residential alarm systems may be connected directly to the Police Communications Center.

The Communications Center (located in the Police Department) operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Citizens who call the Police Department talk directly to a dispatcher who immediately radios the information to officers in the field, thus enabling prompt response time.

A state-of-the-art computer system enables the dispatchers to access all resident files in seconds. Dispatcher are also able to access the County, Regional, State, DMV and National Information systems.

These tools enable the residents of Hillsborough to enjoy the lowest crime rate in the Bay Area, a fast emergency response time and an overall professional, effective, service-oriented Police Department. In a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Hillsborough was listed as the safest community in the Bay Area.


The Town of Hillsborough 1600 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 375-7400
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