Welcome to the Downey Police Department

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Chief's Welcome

Portrait of Chief MilliganWelcome to the Downey Police Department Website.

I am blessed and proud to serve as Downey's 11th Police Chief. It is an honor to lead such a caring and dedicated team of professional men and women who are committed to working with our community to make it a safe and secure place to live and work.

The members of our department provide excellent police services to those who visit, live or work in the great city of Downey, and to you all I offer my commitment; we will be tough on crime and diligent in providing for your safety, while being responsive to your concerns. We will always strive to be respectful, while being an open, accountable and transparent agency. Safe neighborhoods are the result of residents and their police department working together. We will continuously strive to maintain your trust.

The men and women of the Downey Police Department make it their mission to maintain a high standard of professionalism. You will find that our employees are a dedicated, well-trained, and enthusiastic group of professionals who take pride in their work, and whose daily efforts continuously reflect our motto; “Our Community, Our Commitment.”

Please take the opportunity to visit different sections of our website to learn about our various programs and services. Here you will find information on our Field Operations, Administration, and Investigative Divisions, as well as other important information regarding Downey PD.


Dean R. Milligan
Chief of Police