Hanford Police Department
Committed to Providing Proactive, Professional and Courteous Law Enforcement Services to Our Community
Welcome to the Hanford Police Department! Through these links you will find the Professional Law Enforcement Services that Hanford provides. We are committed to your safety, peace of mind and a high quality of life for you and your family. Whether you live in Hanford, in other nearby communities, or are visiting from outside the county, we will do all that is possible to keep you safe through our well trained dedicated staff.
Police Chief Carlos A. Mestas has 34 years of Professional Law Enforcement Experience. Chief Mestas spent 28 years with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department and left there in 2003 as a Captain to accept the Police Chief position here in the City of Hanford. Chief Mestas is a 1976 graduate of California State University, Fresno, attaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology. He is a 1994 graduate of the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), two year Command College. Chief Mestas also holds the Management and Executive Certificates from POST. He is currently the Director at Large on the California Police Chiefs Executive Board which represents the 350 Police Chiefs in the State of California.