Area Commander Program

Area Commander Program

Area Commander Program

The Buena Park Police Department is driven by the philosophy of community policing.   As such, we expect our officers, detectives, and support staff to spend time identifying and finding solutions to problems and concerns in the community.  We strive to create partnerships within the community, so that we can work together to address issues that are important to the people who live and work in the Buena Park community.

In an effort to expand on this philosophy, two Police Lieutenants are assigned geographical areas within the city. The North Area Commander oversees the portion of the city north of Orangethorpe Avenue, and the South Area Commander oversees the portion of the city south of Orangethorpe Avenue. These Lieutenants strive to deliver community policing and problem-solving strategies in their assigned areas and disseminate crime trend information to officers and the community.          
All community members of Buena Park are welcome to contact the appropriate Area Commander to discuss any problems.

North Area Commander 

South Area Commander



Lieutenant Richard Pino
(714) 562-3832 
Lieutenant Mario Escamilla
(714) 562-3831


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