The men and women of the Azusa Police Department are vigilant in their pursuit of criminals and protection of the residents, business owners, and visitors of our great city.
The Azusa Police Department provides a wide array of services tailored to the needs of the dynamics of the population and infrastructure which make up the community.
The members of this department believe in communication with all members of our community, to foster strong relationships.
The Azusa Police Department prides itself on the level of professional service provided to everyone we meet on a daily basis.
Regardless of the time of day, the Azusa Police Department stands watch over the people who live, work, and play in our community.
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Captain Paul Dennis


Captain Paul Dennis is currently serving as the Operations Division Captain.

Originally from England, Captain Dennis grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. It was his athletic career that introduced him to the great City of Azusa in 1986. Captain Dennis earned a Track & Field scholarship in high school to attend Azusa Pacific University and has remained in the city ever since. He has been a member of the Azusa Police Department since 1992. He was hired by the City of Azusa as a Jailer responsible for the booking, processing and overall welfare of arrestees housed in the city jail. Captain Dennis spent 1 ½ years as a Jailer before applying for the position of Police Officer.

Captain Dennis became a sworn Police Officer in February of 1994.

Special Assignments and Duties

Captain Dennis has worked an array of assignments during his career with the Azusa Police Department. Those assignments include Jailer, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, S.W.A.T. Team Member, sniper, and S.W.A.T. Team Commander. He has served as a detective, Traffic Division Manager, Detective Captain, Use of Force Instructor and Sector Area Commander for both the eastern and southern portions of the city.

A Firm Believer In Lifelong Learning

Captain Dennis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to his sworn duties as a Police Officer, Captain Dennis is an Adjunct Instructor teaching Introduction to Preliminary Investigations and Introduction to Criminal Justice Courses at Citrus Community College. In his free time, Captain Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He is a big basketball fan and enjoys watching and playing the game.

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