The Santa Monica Police Department is charged with providing safety and service to the community of Santa…More Monica.
The missions of the department are to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, be respectful, ethical and compassionate and collaborate with the community and other partners to forge new solutions to making the city more safe.
The department's stated values are caring, honesty, integrity, loyalty, respect, service orientation and trust.
Santa Monica Police Department is led by Timothy J. Jackman, who was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in December 2006. Other executive staff includes Captain/Chief of Staff Alfonso Venegas, Captain Wendell Shirley, Captain Daniel Salerno and Acting Captain Hector Cavazos.
City of Santa Monica: City Hall 1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA90401 Located a few blocks away from the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica's picturesque City Hall is bordered by a series of…More gardens, including a large rose garden. The City Council is stationed there, as well as offices for the City Attorney, Clerk, and Manager; other departments, divisions and subdivisions include the Santa Monica Police Department, Public Works, the Rent Control Board, the Planning & Community Development Department, the Housing and Economic Development Department, the Community & Cultural Services Department, the Finance Department, the Information Systems Department and an office for the Big Blue Bus.
Santa Monica Fire Department Headquarters 1444 7th St, Santa Monica, CA90401 The Santa Monica Fire Department consists of four stations and 129 personnel, 106 of whom are emergency responders, the…More remainder of whom are administrators. Thirty-one firefighters are on duty every day. The department has one truck: a two-piece company with a 100-foot aerial tractor-trailer and a rescue-type light-air unit. Three firefighters drive on the tractor-trailer, while two drive on the light-air unit. The SMFD was established in 1889 and enjoyed its 100-year anniversary in 1989. It's considered to be one of the first fire departments in the nation to run paramedics on its engine companies; in 1973, the SMFD began doing so with its Paramedic Engine Companies. The headquarters, located at 1444 7th St., features Engine 1, a Paramedic Engine Company with a four-member crew; Engine 6, a Paramedic Engine Company with a four-member crew; Truck 1, a 100-foot ladder truck with a five-member crew; and Battalion 1, a Command Vehicle with a Battalion Chief. According to Division Chief Kent Coble, the Santa Monica Fire Department receives an average of 12,000 calls each year. About 79 percent of them are medical calls, which he says is standard in the area. Among the annual events staged by the SMFD are the Burn Foundation Relay and the Candy Cane Drive. The latter is held in conjunction with the Santa Monica Police Department and consists of off-duty firefighters voluntarily transporting Santa Claus through the city via a police-escorted caravan that also includes fire engines.