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Welcome to the Kensington Police Department. The Kensington Police Department is a small, unique full-service police agency serving the close-knit Kensington community.

Kensington Police Officers perform various services, including patrol response to crimes in progress, traffic enforcement, first aid, CPR, investigations, warrant and subpoena service, and many other law enforcement duties.

The Kensington Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. 



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If you're interested in hosting a National Night Out Block Party on Tuesday  , August 6th, please complete this host registration form. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on July 1st.

On Tuesday, August 6th, the Kensington Police Department and Kensington Fire Protection District join forces for National Night Out 2024. This is an excellent opportunity to build stronger positive relationships with your public safety personnel and first responders and get to know your neighbors to prepare for emergencies together.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while strengthening a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring our public safety officials and neighbors together under positive circumstances. We are very excited to have a strong collaborative partnership between the Kensington Police Department and the Kensington Fire Protection District for National Night Out 2024.


We are hiring! Please visit the Kensington Police Department employment page:

 KPD is offering a $10,000 hiring bonus, take-home patrol cars, competitive salaries and much more.

Please consider joining our team!

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Limited Station Hours of Operation

KPD Officers are out in the community to provide services and patrols and are not typically at the station. On the weekends, please call APD Dispatch (510-525-7573) if you need to meet with an officer at the Kensington Police Department (10940 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530).  Regular station hours are:

  • District Business Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                                          Thursday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • After Hours/Weekends: please call APD Dispatch (510-525-7573) or contact us online.

Online Services

On the KPD website, you can obtain the following services online:

  • Make vacation watch requests
  • Make a compliment/complaint
  • Submit a traffic complaint