On behalf of the men and women of the Desert Hot Springs Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website page. The Police Department is dedicated to making the City of Desert Hot Springs a safe place for our citizens and guests visiting our city. Our staff is committed to improving the life of residents, visitors, and professionals working within the community. We achieve this by partnering with our residents, community groups, and neighboring cities and agencies.


The Desert Hot Springs Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency with many different functions. The Police Department consists of Field Services; Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Traffic Accident Investigations, and Support Services; Detectives, Records, Property and Evidence, and Crime Scene Investigations. Officers are also assigned to Specialized Task Forces comprised of officers from other local agencies. In addition, Code Enforcement, Cannabis Compliance, and Animal Care and Control Services fall within the scope of the Police Department.


We are committed to improving the Police Department by making sure our officers are equipped with the latest technology available. This ensures that our officers are prepared to provide the best service to our citizens in a timely manner. The department is also committed to transparency. An example of this is our “Policy and Procedure” Manual being available on-line. This allows the public to be familiar with how our department conducts our day to day business.


Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our citizens for their continued support. It is truly appreciated and never taken for granted. We continue to move forward as a team with our community behind us. It means more to us than words can express.  


Thank you for your interest in the Department.  Should you desire additional information that is not included on the website, please contact us at (760) 329-2904. 


We welcome and encourage your thoughts and comments.




Jim Henson

Chief of Police




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