Chief Dan Steidle has served in law enforcement for over 27 years. He began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a Reserve Police Officer for the Pinole Police Department. In 1990, he began a three year stint as a Deputy Sheriff for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department. In 1993, he started his career with the Pacifica Police Department, where he has currently served for over 23 years. In October 2015 he was appointed Chief of Police. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master's Degree in Strategic Leadership, and is a graduate of the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.
Message from Chief Dan Steidle
The members of the Pacifica Police Department take great pride in upholding our motto, "A Tradition of Community Service" as they strive to make Pacifica a safe place to live, work and play. We are committed to working with the community in a collaborative effort to reduce crime, increase traffic safety, and address quality of life issues. We recognize that our success is dependent on a strong partnership with our community members. I am extremely proud to lead a police department full of dedicated officers committed to serving their community.
“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)
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!
Silent Witness Hotline
Online Report Requests
Most accident 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.
Career Opportunities with the Pacifica Police Department
All city law enforcement jobs can be viewed at www.calopps.org under City of Pacifica or by clicking here.