santa monica safety information

Santa Monica Safety Information – Travel Responsibly, Police, Fire, Hospitals and More

Travel Responsibly

Here are some tips to travel responsibly and experience the destination in a way that keeps each other safe and all of Santa Monica’s precious and fragile beauty protected, today and tomorrow.

  • Explore thoughtfully and responsibly, maintaining the utmost respect for everyone and everything you encounter.
  • Familiarize yourself with local regulations and community concerns, which may have changed over time.
  • Follow public health directives from government officials, including physical distancing measures. Take all necessary steps to minimize health risks to yourself and others and stay home if you are sick.
  • Protect and nurture the Santa Monica’s pristine outdoor spaces and cultural icons by maintaining a light footprint at every turn and paying special attention to delicate ecosystems.
  • Support local businesses and do your part to ensure the long-term prosperity of the places you visit.
  • Lead by example and share these practices with fellow travelers, acknowledging that we all share the responsibility to protect where we travel.

Please see below for a list of Santa Monica safety resources in case of an emergency.

Need-to-know Phone Numbers

9-1-1: For crimes in progress, fires, and medical emergencies
310-458-8491: For non-emergency police dispatch
310-458-8660: For non-emergency fire dispatch

Santa Monica Police Department

333 Olympic Dr, PO Box 2200
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica Police Service Request Tool

Santa Monica residents, businesses, and visitors can now stay informed about their emergency and non-emergency police service calls via text. When placing calls or sending texts to 9-1-1 or 310-458-8491, individuals will receive automated confirmation texts regarding their police requests and ongoing status updates. This new service is available in both English and Spanish. Please note that texts will not be sent for calls in progress or situations where sending a text message could pose safety concerns for those involved. For additional details, please visit the City of Santa Monica website.

Santa Monica Fire Department

333 Olympic Dr
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Fire Administration: 310-458-8653
Fire Prevention: 310-458-8915

Station 1
1444 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Station 2
222 Hollister Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Station 3
1302 19th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Station 4
2450 Ashland Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Fire Communication Center
333 Olympic Dr
Santa Monica 90401
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 310-458-8660

Santa Monica Hospitals

Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Main Hospital: 310-829-5511
Patient Relations: 310-829-8478
Emergency Room: 310-829-8212

Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hospital Information: 424-259-6000
Emergency Center: 424-259-8400

County of Los Angeles Lifeguard division- Santa Monica

Central Section
1642 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Section Chief – Mickey Gallagher

Red Cross of Santa Monica

1450 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-394-3773
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm

Santa Monica Water Emergency

Water Office
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 4:30pm
Friday,  7:00am – 4:00pm
After hours and weekends: 310-826-6712

Sewer and Storm Drain Office
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 4:30pm
Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm
After hours and weekends: 310-826-6712