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

Child Passenger Restraints

News ImageJune 5, 2015  This month I’d like to let you know of some excellent websites that will clear up your confusion over child passenger restraints. We get quite a few calls each month asking us for recommendations and the law on child seats and child restraints.

Murrieta's Updated Massage Ordinance

News ImageApril 17, 2015  Murrieta's Massage Ordinance has been updated after last years signing of Assembly Bill 1147. Affected businesses are encouraged to review the details at

Spring Cleaning

News ImageMarch 31, 2015  Traffic Sergeant Jay Froboese discusses miscellaneous traffic related issues.