Chief's Message

Welcome to the Pismo Beach Police Department web site.  As the Chief of Police, I have the distinct privilege to represent the members of the department.  We are a full service police department and pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality of police services that our residents and visitors deserve and expect.  The members of the Pismo Beach Police Department are some of the most dedicated and loyal public safety employees who are always striving to reach the next level of excellence.  I’m extremely honored to stand with these true professionals much less lead them.

 Here in Pismo Beach, we practice a unique policing model of ‘community- tourism oriented policing’.  Our staff works diligently to find the balance of policing residents and tourists alike to provide a family-oriented experience whether you live in Pismo Beach or vacation here.  Ultimately it is our goal to ensure and deliver a safe and peaceful environment that will keep visitors returning and residents proud of their community.  We achieve this by enthusiastically maintaining a high level of competency, a resilient commitment to quality service, and a sense that we can always evolve and provide better service tomorrow than yesterday.  

Our greatest measure of success is the strong relationship we have with our community. Aside from our beautiful beaches and amenities, we have a resident base that truly supports its police department and actively assists us in our endeavor to provide the highest quality of police services possible.  In appreciation of their trust and confidence, we demonstrate our commitment to our residents by maintaining our national law enforcement accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  It is an ongoing day to day process which requires re-accreditation every three years with proof of compliance to almost 500 state of the art standards.  The Pismo Beach Police Department is extremely proud to retain this distinguished honor for our community.

 We are always looking for feedback, comments, and suggestions and encourage you to contact us with any you may have.  You may also contact me directly at (805)773-7028.  Thanks for visiting our site. If what you’re looking for is not here, let us know.

 Jake Miller
Chief of Police

Chief Jake Miller 2014