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When you call 911 within Signal Hill city limits, the call will be answered by a Dispatcher/Jailer at the Signal Hill Police Department. All 911 calls, regardless of whether they are a medical emergency, police emergency, or a misdial, are answered at this one location. See our page on 911 Calling Procedures to learn all about how dispatchers handle 911 calls in Signal Hill.
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The registered owner must respond to the Signal Hill Police Department with:
Additional towing and storage fees will be charged and are payable at the tow yard. A release must be obtained from the Police Department prior to the vehicle being released from the impound yard. Driver's licenses and vehicle registration status will be verified by the department prior to releasing the vehicle. Please see Service Fees and Charges (PDF) for additional fee information.
Requests for police reports are made at the front desk of the Signal Hill Police Department during normal business hours. The person requesting the report must fill out a request form and show proof of identity.Insurance companies and law offices may obtain reports by mail. The report number and a check for the correct fee must be mailed with the request. All reports are $20.
2745 Walnut Ave.
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Monday - Thursday7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Friday7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Signal Hill Police Department uses Nixle, a free service that sends alerts, updates and emergency information straight to your cell phone via text. You can also receive alerts via e-mail. Sign-up is free, fast and easy: simply visit Nixle's website and they'll take it from there.
Los Angeles County Crime Stoppers allows anyone to report a tip safely and completely anonymously, with a chance at a $1,000 reward if your tip leads to an arrest or the location of a missing person. All tips are handled by a third party service provider, meaning you don't have contact with any law enforcement agency. Your information is never collected or stored. You can submit a tip by phone (1-800-222-8477), e-mail or online.
For more information, visit Los Angeles County Crime Stoppers online.
The City of Signal Hill's municipal code can be found in its entirety online. If you have additional questions, you may contact SHPD during normal business hours at 562-989-7200.
Information on prisoners still in custody at the Signal Hill Jail may be obtained by calling 562-989-7200 and asking for the jail. To find out if a particular prisoner is going to court that day, call at noon. Additionally, VINE is a program instituted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This program allows you to check on the status of an inmate via a toll-free 24-hour telephone service. This phone number is 877-VINE-4-LA (877-846-3452). You will need the prisoner’s L.A. County booking number to use this service. Please note: Do not depend solely on the VINE service for your protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.
You can find more information on our website about the jail, booking process and prisoner information.
Citations can be paid by check through the self-addressed envelope attached to the citation. The City also offers a way to electronically pay for parking citations and to contest parking citations through Paymycite.com. The site has easy to follow instructions that will assist you in paying your citation.
If you wish to learn more about contesting a parking citation, visit our Parking Citations page.