About the Manhattan Beach Police Department

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The Police Department is headquartered at a state-of-the-art Police and Fire Safety Facility, housing the latest in public safety technology.  MBPD employs approximately 65 sworn and 43 civilian full-time employees, and operates under two Bureaus - Administration/Investigations and Field Operations.  The Department is led by Chief Derrick Abell and is supported by two Captains and five Lieutenants.

Manhattan Beach, the city of “Sun, Sand, and Sea” is an exciting and beautiful beach community located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.  Incorporated in 1912, the City’s population is approximately 35,000.  

Encompassing over two miles of beachfront, Manhattan Beach is an active and vibrant city serving as host to nationally renowned volleyball tournaments, festivals, and events year around.  It is also home to movie studios and a number of fine dining and shopping establishments.

 More about MBPD: Pier Crowd During Six Man Volleyball Tournament


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