Chief Tasa began his career as a police officer with the City of Pacifica in 1982. During his career, he has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, traffic, juvenile and narcotics. Chief Tasa was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1992 and Captain in 2002. As a Captain, he managed the Administrative, Field Services and Investigative Services Divisions before being promoted to Chief of Police.
Chief Tasa is a recipient of the police departments Life-Saving Medal, Captains Award and the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association Police Officer of the Year award. He is a graduate of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Command College and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from Saint Mary’s College.
“It is the mission of the men and women of the Pacifica Police Department to protect and serve the members of our community with the highest level of commitment, ethics and professionalism.” (Pacifica Police Department Mission Statement)
The Pacifica Police Department is committed to serving all citizens with the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, respect and fairness. We are committed to the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees; the preservation of peace, order and safety by fair and practical enforcement of laws and ordinances; and the prevention of crime through a proactive and collaborative effort with the community. Our goals are to solve problems in the community by encouraging a mutually beneficial relationship, to provide the highest level of professional service to all and to maintain our tradition of community service. We recognize our authority is derived from the people we serve.
Child Safety Tip
Before departing with children, grandchildren or kids to any event, take a second, pull out your cell phone and take individual pictures of each child. That way, if the unthinkable happens and a child gets lost, you have a picture of how they are dressed and what they currently look like.
The photo can then be immediately sent to police to aid in locating the child. Seconds can be precious in this scenario, so take a second, make it a habit and take a picture!
Online Report Requests
Most accident, vandalism and other select reports can be accessed via the following page:
Request a Police Report
Make a Police Report Online
A police report can be made online via the following page:
Make a Police Report
Online Crime Tip Submission Form
Now citizens can submit tips and information online to the police regarding crime and suspicious activity occurring in Pacifica. If you have information you would like to submit to the Pacifica Police Department via the web, visit our tip submission form.