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Police Department

Police Chief Robert T. Guthrie

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Arcadia Police Department website.  Within this site, you will find helpful information about our Police Department, its structure, its services, its values and the men and women that make up our organization.

The City of Arcadia is a fantastic place to live and visit in great part because of the relationship our Police Department has with its community.  It is also a great place to work, as I have had the honor and privilege of working in our City for over 30 years now alongside some of the most talented people in law enforcement.  Our police officers and civilian staff come to work every day with a collective commitment to making a difference in Arcadia.  I also cannot say enough about the citizen involvement in our Volunteer Services Division where community members volunteer personal time to the Police Department in pursuit of giving back to their community.  This kind of community partnership and collaboration has helped us appreciate over the years that we get greater things done together.

The Arcadia Police Department recognizes that ethical behavior serves as the foundation of trust with our public.  Members of the Arcadia Police Department are expected to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards and conduct in everything they do – always.  We hire character, and develop core competencies to provide the very best service possible.  We are committed to our Code of Ethics, and respect the constitutional rights of all people to liberty, equality and justice.  Being an Arcadia Police employee is more than just a job or a career.  It is a commitment to excellence and accountability that centers on a world of service to others.  To that end, we thank you for the opportunity to serve you.     

In closing, we encourage you to consider becoming a member of our Police Department as either a hired employee or volunteer.  Together, we can work side-by-side in a variety of ways to keep Arcadia one of the best places to raise a family in California.


Robert T. Guthrie
Chief of Police


Published: October 30, 2020