Public Safety

Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD)

Contact information

Emergency9-1-1EmergencyReport an in-progress, life-threatening emergency
Dispatch (non-emergency)310-458-8491Request non-emergency police service
Watch Commander310-458-8427Patrol supervisor


SMPD Neighborhood Resource Officers and Crime Prevention Coordinators

Neighborhood Watch — SMPD Crime Prevention Coordinators will show you how to protect yourself, your neighbors, and your property from crime —

Crime Mapping

SMPD Calls for Service

Animal Control/Animal Shelter

Santa Monica Fire Department

SMFD Calls for Service

Community Outreach and Education

Safety Tip Sheets

If you would like Firefighters to visit your neighborhood block party


Emergency Preparedness

Be informed: Sign up for SM Alerts

Get a Kit

Have a Plan

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT is a community based group of volunteers that have completed a federally recognized training course taught by local Public Safety Personnel and First Responders.

The training is a comprehensive program detailing ways to assist family, friends, neighbors, and your community in small or large scale disasters.

This training is free, and open to anyone that lives or works in Santa Monica, over the age of 18.

Utilizing basic CERT training, students will learn how to prepare for emergencies and be ready to respond to assist the community immediately following incidents of all sizes.

CERT components include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • CERT Team Organization
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Terrorism
  • Disaster Psychology

The CERT Basic Training Participant Manual pdf can be downloaded from the CERT web page.