Whittier Police Department Jail

Whittier Police Station

Whittier Police Station

13200 Penn St, Whittier, CA 90602

The Whittier Police Station has been in service since 1955, when the Department had 20 police officers. This 20,000 square foot police station housed 165 employees—89 officers and 76 support personnel. The Department also has 28 volunteers that work at the station in a variety of capacities. An additional 35 officers and 5 support personnel are stationed in a police facility in the City of Santa Fe Springs as part of the policing contract. Due to the growth of the Department and the aging of this building, in 2007, the Whittier City Council approved a $35 million project to construct a new, state-of-the-art police headquarters.

Whittier Police Department


The Whittier Police Department maintains a privately operated Type I jail facility. It is staffed by jailers from G4S. The entire jail operation is overseen by the Administrative Lieutenant who reports directly to the Chief of Police. The jail facility provides enough bed space to accommodate 9 females and 22 males. All inmates are pre-trial arrestees who have been arrested for misdemeanors and felonies. The Department does provide a trustee program for those inmates sentenced by the court and mandated to “work off” their time. We do not provide a “pay-to-stay” overnight program. Because we are a Type I jail facility we are only authorized to hold inmates a maximum of 96 hours, precluding any emergencies.

Whittier City Jail maintains of compliment of 9 jailers. Most are bilingual and each shift has at least one female jailer present. All jailers provided by G4S have completed a California Standard and Corrections STC certified Corrections Officer Academy. Additionally, they receive continued training of at least 24 hours every two years. The Jail Supervisor has also completed the California Board of Corrections STC certified supervisory training.

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