Office of the Chief of Police


Chief Patrick Hensley has been a member of the Daly City Police Department since 1994, where he began his career as a Patrol Officer. He was then assigned as a Special Agent for the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force (SMCNTF) and later returned as a Field Training Officer. Patrick was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 where he was assigned to both the Patrol Division and the Training and Recruiting Unit. His responsibilities in the Training Unit included the hiring of all department personnel and managing the Field Training Program.                                                                                                                                                

In 2007, Patrick was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to the Patrol Division as a Watch Commander. A few years later, he was assigned as the Commander of the Investigations Division. His responsibilities included the supervision of all detectives, the management of all investigations to include long term multi-jurisdictional investigations with our state and federal law enforcement partners.                                                                                                                                               

In 2012, Patrick was promoted to Captain and served as the Support Services Bureau Commander and the Field Operations Bureau Commander. He was promoted to Chief of Police in 2018.


Chief Hensley holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Services Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. He earned a Master's of Arts degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Chief Hensley is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, the L.A.P.D. Leadership Academy and the POST Command College. 

Under the direction of the Chief, the Office of the Chief of Police includes the following Bureaus and Units:

  • Crime Analysis
  • Field Operations Bureau  
  • Operations Support Bureau
  • Police Management Analyst
  • Professional Standards Unit