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

The Fix-It Ticket

News ImageNovember 1, 2015  This month let’s chat about a select few “fix-it” tickets and why police bother to stop motorist to warn or cite for this kind of violation.

DUI Drivers

News ImageOctober 1, 2015  With the holiday season and associated parties just around the corner, Impaired Driving is this month’s topic. The bad news about this problem is it continues to injure and kill a significant number of people every year. The good news is, deaths and injuries from alcohol/drug related traffic collisions have shown a steady decline over the years. So what are the latest statistics and studies showing us, and how can we avoid becoming a victim of a DUI driver?

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.