Chief's Message

Mike Washburn

On behalf of the men and women of the Indio Police Department, I welcome you to our website and hope you find the information presented here to be beneficial.

The Indio Police Department has a long-standing reputation as a progressive and innovative agency that works collaboratively with community members and groups, business leaders, and across public service disciplines to compassionately address crime and quality of life issues in the neighborhoods of Indio. In fact, the Indio Police Department has been repeatedly recognized as a national leader for its community policing approaches to crime and disorder.

Additionally, in May of 2016, the Indio Police Department was one of fifteen law enforcement agencies selected from across the nation as a model agency in implementing the recommendations for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Community members should take pride in the accomplishments of their police department because they would not have been realized without your work as our partners in public safety.

Finally, I want to acknowledge what an extreme honor it is to follow Chief Twiss as the new Chief of the Indio Police Department. As a department, we are committed to building on our past successes and continuing to be a regional and national leader in law enforcement.

We are proud of our city and strive to live up to our motto - Our Community...Our Commitment.

Mike Washburn
Chief of Police


Our Mission, in partnership with the community, is to safeguard and improve the quality of life in Indio by using traditional and non-traditional policing methods that promote trust, support, and confidence in the Indio Police Department.


Our vision is to be the premier community-oriented municipal law enforcement organization in the nation.


  • Integrity 
  • Professionalism
  • Service
  • Respect


"Our Community, Our Commitment..."