Bear Valley Community Services District

Bear Valley Police Department

The Bear Valley Police Department is committed to providing premium public safety service to the community through fairness, professionalism, integrity, and an endless devotion to enhancing security and quality of life in Bear Valley Springs.

Mission Statement

“As a dedicated and professional team, we are committed to excellence in enforcing the law, building positive relationships with our community, and protecting our residents and the traditions of Bear Valley Springs.”


Located at the entrance to Bear Valley Springs on Bear Valley Road, across from the Gatehouse.

Hours of Operation:

The Administrative Office is open from 8 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Officers are available through dispatch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Chief Daniel Suttles

The staff members of the Bear Valley Police Department are a part of a larger district team of talented public servants, all of whom are devoted to providing municipal services that are consistent with our community’s values, traditions, culture and unique beauty.

We encourage citizen input and welcome opportunities to improve our service.  Chief Suttles makes himself available for the public to share their comments, concerns, or compliments with him directly.  You are welcome to meet with him any Wednesday morning at the Mulligan Room between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Citizen Complaint Form

Police Report Request Form

Vacation Patrol Check Form

Windshield Decal Request Form

Services offered by the Bear Valley Police Department

Hours of Operation (Business hours): 8 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday

Officers are available via Dispatch 24 hours a day.

File a police report:

If it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non emergency calls for service, call 661-861-3110

Live Scan:

Not currently offering service due to COVID -19

Crime Report Requests

The Bear Valley Police Department’s Records Manager is responsible for maintaining all police records, including crime reports generated officers.

Crime reports are protected by California Government Code Section 6254(f), also known as the Public Records Act, which dictates to whom, and under what circumstances, copies of crime reports may be released.

The Public Records Act dictates law enforcement make available to the victim (or their representative) copies of crime reports for certain types of crimes, redacting any information the law declares they are not entitled to receive.

The Bear Valley Police Department is prohibited by law from releasing juvenile reports, any reports related to suicides or death, mental health holds/commitments, sexual assaults, and elder abuse. The release of such reports requires a court order.

To request a report, print the attached form (also available at the Police Department) and deliver the completed form to the Police Department. Most police reports are available 10 days after the incident date.

  • Crime Report: $10 per report
  • Traffic Accident Report: $25 per report. No charge if requester is involved in the event.

VIN Verification

Bring the vehicle to the Police Department for verification.

  • VIN Verification Fee: $10 per verification

Citation Sign-off

Bring the citation and the vehicle which was cited to the Police Department during business hours.

  • Citation Sign-Off fee: $10 per sign-off

Vehicle release $100

Administrative Citation Payment

Administrative citations can be paid at the District Office at 28999 S. Lower Valley Rd

Vacation Home Patrol Check

Safe Medication Disposal

The collection container is located in the lobby of the Bear Valley Police Department

Unused and expired prescription medications present a public safety hazard. These medications, when thrown into the trash, can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. To combat these problems and provide residents with a safe means of disposing of medications, the Bear Valley Police Department has installed a safe medication disposal drop box in the lobby of the Police Department. The lobby is open to the public 24/7.

Medications collected through the program are periodically disposed of through a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

What is accepted?

  • Unused or expired prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications

What is not accepted?

  • Illegal drugs
  • Needles/sharps
  • Lotions or liquids
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Thermometers
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Volunteers In Police Service

The VIPS primary role is to provide support to the Bear Valley Police department in delivery of service to the community.

Without the VIPS, popular community-building events like National Night Out, the 4th of July Celebration, Trunk or Treat, Christmas with Santa, and others could not happen.

The BVPD recognizes and values the selfless contributions the VIPS gift to the community and the police department.


VIPS are currently accepting applications for community minded individuals who are interested in providing service to the residents of Bear Valley Springs. For information please contact Capt. Jay Carlyn: (702) 591-6893