SEAL BEACH POLICE PRESS RELEASES

7/6/2020
SEAL BEACH POLICE SEEK SUSPECT WHO FIRED GUN IN BEACH LOT
The Seal Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with locating a suspect who brandished a handgun and fired shots into the air.
6/8/2020
Man Who Intentionally Struck Officer with his Vehicle was Fired Upon by a Seal Beach Police Officer
A Seal Beach Police Officer fired at a man who intentionally struck the officer with his vehicle. The suspect was not hit by the gunfire and both the involved officers and suspect were transported...
6/5/2020
Overview of the Seal Beach Police Department’s Use of Force Policy and Practices
As a result of the recent, high-profile events which have occurred throughout the country, several members of the Seal Beach community have contacted the Seal Beach Police Department to inquire...
6/2/2020
Press Release - Seal Beach Sources of Official Information
During this time of uncertainty throughout the country, we understand that there are multiple sources of conflicting information which are being passed on to Seal Beach residents and businesses.
5/20/2020
Press Release - Community Oriented Policing Summer Beach Patrol Team Deployed
The Seal Beach Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing (COP) Team will be deployed for the summer season. This two-officer team will be patrolling throughout the city, Main Street,...
5/12/2020
Press Release - Seal Beach Police Department and California Highway Patrol Directed Traffic Enforcement Operation
The Seal Beach Police Department and the Westminster Area of the California Highway Patrol joined together to conduct a directed traffic enforcement operation.
5/8/2020
Press Release - Motorcycle Thieves Arrested After Pursuit
Two men were arrested by the Seal Beach Police Department after they had stolen a motorcycle and led officers on a vehicle pursuit.
4/29/2020
Press Release - Crime Does Not Shelter in Place
While the vast majority of people are following Governor Newsom’s orders and staying home, others are using this time of uncertainty to prey on innocent victims.
3/27/2020
Press Release - Autism Awareness Month
April is recognized as Autism Awareness Month. To show support to the autism community, Seal Beach Police Officers and professional staff will be wearing a special Autism Awareness patch on their...
3/17/2020
Press Release - Seal Beach Police Department Local Emergency Update
The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way that the Seal Beach Police Department operates. In order to accomplish our mission of driving down crime and improving the quality of life in Seal...
3/10/2020
Press Release - Seal Beach Police Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s most widely celebrated holidays, for the Irish and non-Irish alike. It is a great excuse to gather with friends and family and make merry over...
3/10/2020
Press Release - Coffee with a Cop - March 16, 2020
Seal Mayor Schelly Sustarsic is inviting the community to meet with her and the Seal Beach Police Department at a Coffee with a Cop event.  The event will take place on Monday, March 16th...
3/10/2020
Press Release - Sexual Battery Suspect Arrested
A male suspect was arrested by the Seal Beach Police Department after the entered a local business and groped the female victim’s buttock. 
2/26/2020
Press Release - Attempted Grand Theft Suspect Sought
 A man attempted to steal a bicycle valued at $3,500 from a bike rack attached to the victim’s vehicle
2/24/2020
Press Release - “Stop. Look. Wave.” Crosswalk Safety

Summer is coming, and so are some of the events that lead to more pedestrian and vehicle traffic. With the increase in traffic, comes an increase in safety concerns.

2/17/2020
Press Release - Lifeguards Save Suicidal Man
Seal Beach Marine Safety Lifeguards saved a suicidal man after he jumped off of the Seal Beach Pier.
2/11/2020
Press Release - Coffee with a Cop
Seal Beach City Council Member Thomas Moore is inviting the community to meet with him and the Seal Beach Police Department at a Coffee with a Cop event. The event will take place on Wednesday,...
2/5/2020
Press Release - Vehicle Theft Suspects Arrested After Lengthy Investigation
Three suspects were arrested by the Seal Beach Police Department after a lengthy investigation. The suspects stole a vehicle from the Leisure World community and committed several other thefts...
1/27/2020
Press Release - Super Bowl DUI Enforcement
The Seal Beach Police Department is reminding fans attending Super Bowl watch parties to get a safe ride home after the game.
1/7/2020
Press Release - COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) CLASSES STARTING
The City of Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Police Department, and the West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team will be hosting a CERT training class beginning in March 2020.
1/3/2020
Press Release - Seal Beach Police Citizens' Academy
The Seal Beach Police Department will be hosting a Citizens’ Academy beginning in February, 2020.
1/2/2020
PRESS RELEASE - Robbery Suspect Arrested After Stealing a Bicycle

A robbery suspect was arrested after he forcefully pushed the victim off his bicycle and onto the street.

11/13/2019
Press Release - Street Closures for Seal Beach Holiday Parade
The annual Seal Beach Holiday Parade will take place on Friday December 6th, 2019 beginning at 7:00 P.M. The Seal Beach Police Department will be diverting traffic on Pacific Coast Highway and...
11/7/2019
Press Release - 2019 Turkey Trot Street Closures
On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, the First Turkey Trot will take place in the Old Town area of Seal Beach. As a result of this event and the large number of participants expected to run, the...
11/4/2019
PRESS RELEASE - Fatal Traffic Accident
On Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at approximately 10:00 AM, Seal Beach Police Officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Oakmont Road and El Dorado...
10/30/2019
Press Release - Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
Seal Beach Police detectives, the FBI, the SBPD Community Oriented Policing Team, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have arrested Clifford Johnson Jr., 32, of Long Beach, on...
10/30/2019
Press Release - Burglary Suspects Arrested
Four suspects were arrested after they broke into the “Private Sneakers” store and stole merchandise. The suspects smashed the glass front door and entered the closed business located...
10/22/2019
PRESS RELEASE - Fatal Traffic Collision
On October 21st, 2019 at approximately 2:18 PM, Seal Beach Police Officers responded to a call of a traffic collision at the intersection of Lampson Avenue and Tulip Street.
10/22/2019
PRESS RELEASE - Wrong Way Driver Sought
On October 19th, 2019 at about 10:48 PM, the Seal Beach Police Department received several calls of an injury traffic collision which occurred on Pacific Coast Highway near the Anaheim Bay Bridge.
10/21/2019
PRESS RELEASE - Seal Beach Police to Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs
On Saturday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Seal Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft...