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Welcome to the Torrance Police Department
Mark Matsuda  :  Chief of Police   :  tel 310.328.3456   :  fax 310.618.6316
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Message from the Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the Torrance Police Department, I thank you for your steadfast support of our organization.

Our sworn police officers, civilian staff, and volunteer corps, are committed to ensuring that Torrance is a community where businesses thrive, and visitors and residents live, work, and play in a safe environment. Your safety, security, and satisfaction is our highest priority, and we will work in collaboration with the other city departments in order to achieve this goal.

We also realize what greatly contributes to our success as a department is strong community participation and support. This website is designed to keep you informed and engaged with your police department. Additionally, we use social media as a platform to communicate important and time sensitive information to you, so it is a great partner to the information provided on this website.

It is a privilege to serve as your Chief of Police, and I welcome your input so that we can strive for ways to continuously improve our service to the community.

Mark A. Matsuda
Chief of Police


Santa Float 2014
Torrance Police Officers Association Santa Float will be starting November 30th  and run to December 21st 2014. Click here for the schedule. 

Crossing Guard job openings
The City of Torrance is once again looking for qualified candidates for Crossing Guard positions.  Crossing Guard Job Announcement Flyer

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Contact our Recruitment Office today at  310-618-2324.

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Purchase permits, select days of use and cancel permits

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Follow the link to try out our new interactive Crime Pin Map.

Press Releases

Email Alert Program
Click the above link to find out more about our new Email Alert Program through TorranceAlerts.   

Current Crime Alert Flyers
# House Fumigation Burglaries
# Theft of GM 3rd Row Seats
# Current Crime Trends

Pay Parking Tickets Online
As an added convenience, the City of Torrance now offers processing of your parking tickets online.

Neighborhood Traffic Concerns
Contact your Area Traffic Officer (ATO)

Neighorhood Quality of Life Concerns
Contact your area Commuity Lead Officer (CLO)

Report Abandoned Vehicles
Click on the link above or call (310) 618-2344 to report an abandoned vehicle.

Unclaimed Money
For claim forms, instructions and details of funds on deposit, click here.

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"A Closer Look" Video Series The Torrance Police Department is proud to release the newest video in our video series "A Closer Look." The newest video is titled "A Closer Look, Inside the Torrance Police Department's Economic Crimes Section." Click here to view the video.

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Coffee with a Cop Join us for Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 8-10 AM at Torrance Bakery, located at 1341 El Prado Ave. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! Click here for flyer.  

Heroin Use Heroin use has more than doubled among young adults in the past decade.  Do you know the signs and symptoms of heroin use?  Click here for more information.    

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Residential burglaries For information on residential burglaries and what to look for click here

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"Seniors Don't Be Scammed" TPD along with Torrance Community Services Department is holding a "Seniors Don't Be Scammed!" on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 10a.m. to 12p.m. at the Katy Geissert Library.  Click here for flyer. 

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"See Something, Say Something!" The Torrance Police Department has produced an informational documentary video educating citizens about Assembly Bill 109 (Early Prisoner Release) and how you can safe guard your community.

"See Something, Say Something" Video Part I click here

"See Something, Say Something" Video Part II click here


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Torrance is replacing Nixle with TorranceAlerts. Click here to sign up.


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Don't be scammed The Torrance Police Department has seen an increase in calls regarding phone scams. Click here for more information.


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Catalytic Converter The Torrance Police Department has seen a sharp increase catalytic converter thefts in Torrance in the last few months. Click here for bulletin.

The Torrance Police Department is hiring. We can offer you a career in a profession where you can make a difference in your life, and in the lives of others.  So ask yourself...


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