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

Silence the Distractions

News ImageApril 1, 2016  To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide, including the Murrieta Police Department, will be working together during the month of April on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

We've Done It Again

News ImageMarch 1, 2016  Congratulations Murrieta!!! Through excellent cooperation and partnership, the citizens of Murrieta, and the officers of the Murrieta Police Department have obtained the status of the 2nd safest city in all of America with populations of at least 100,000 residents.

2016 Legislative Update

News ImageFebruary 1, 2016  The New Year is here!! Along with the new calendar year come all the new traffic laws our State Legislature has been working on in 2015.

In 2015 many of the laws passed were mundane and affect very few citizens. I’ve picked a few here that will affect many people or have a special interest to Murrieta Valley residents. I’ve included the Assembly Bill (AB) or Senate Bill (SB) number along with the name of your elected individual that sponsored the bill.