The Police Department is under the leadership of Police Chief Jeff Kubel.
The Temecula Police Department employs officers at the rate of about 1 Officer per 1,063 residents. Temecula has 2 storefront police locations (1 in Old Town Temecula, and 1 in the Promenade Mall), a traffic team, investigations bureau, and special teams to deal with drugs and gang-related issues.
Megan's Law is named after 7-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. For more than 50 years, California has required dangerous sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies. However, information on the whereabouts of these sex offenders was not available to the public until the implementation of the Child Molester Identification Line in July 1995. The information available was further expanded by California's Megan's Law in 1996 (Chapter 908, Stats. of 1996).