Public Safety

The City of Seal Beach takes public safety very seriously. Much of the City’s resources are devoted to its Police and Lifeguard Departments, and the Orange County Fire Authority with whom the City contracts for fire protection services.

The Seal Beach Police Department is a full-service, public safety agency with professional officers and staff assigned to the Patrol and Investigation Bureaus, the West Orange County Regional SWAT and HRT Teams, the Summer Beach Patrol Team, the Records Bureau, the Property and Evidence Bureau, the Detention Bureau, the Traffic and Parking Control Bureau, and the Training Bureau. The department prides itself on having a sterling reputation, with state-of-the-art training and equipment. The West Cities Communications (WestComm) Joint Powers Authority, housed in the Seal Beach Police headquarters building, provides law enforcement dispatch and 911 communication services. Police volunteer services are headquartered at the Main Street Pier Sub-Station. Disaster management and mitigation responsibilities fall to the police department’s Emergency Services Bureau. The department also hosts six different volunteer components totaling more than 500 volunteers: the Volunteers-In-Policing Service (VIPS), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) Team, the Seal Beach Police Reserve Officer Corps, the Police Chaplain Corps, and the Seal Beach Police Explorer Post #1041. The police department oversees contract management of animal control services provided by the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau. Please visit the Police Services or the Animal Control tab for further information about the police department or animal control.

With more than two miles of Pacific Ocean beaches and excellent surfing opportunities, the year-round City Pool, and all other water-related activities, the Seal Beach Marine Safety and Lifeguard Department provides year-round water safety services to the community. The department is staffed with professional full and part-time lifeguards year-round who also enjoy state-of-the-art training and equipment. Its summertime Junior Lifeguard program is renowned up and down the California coastline! Please see the Marine Safety and Lifeguards tab for further information about this department.

The City belongs to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Joint Powers Authority and contracts fire prevention and protection services from that agency. Seal Beach leases two, full service fire stations to the OCFA where it houses their complete firefighter teams along with their equipment and vehicles. More information can be found at the OCFA link.