Public Safety

Public safety is a top priority to the City of Seaside and its City Council. Seaside is fortunate to have tremendous resources, programs and departments that consistently provide excellent service to its residents and businesses.

Contact Information

The following links provide information about the City’s Police and Fire Departments, which focus on community-based policing and problem solving to meet the community’s needs and concerns, as well as beneficial information regarding local organizations related to the safety and well-being of our community.

Public Safety Office
Phone Number
440 Harcourt Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955
Non-Emergency Phone: 831-899-6748
Dispatch Phone: 831-394-6811
1635 Broadway Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955
Non-Emergency Phone: 831-899-6790

What's New in Public Safety? 

Seaside Public Safety Launches Online Services

Both the Seaside Police and Seaside Fire Departments have been diligently working to add digital services to enhance our service to the Community. Below you will find our just released Online Police Reporting tool that allows citizens to make a formal police report for non violent crimes online, from the comfort of your own device. Seaside Fire just launched a performance dashboard that will allow real time access to response rates, incident reports, department goals and our City of Seaside community profile.

Our goal always has been, and always will be to provide the highest possible service to our community.

Seaside Police Department is proud to announce the launch of our online reporting option.

The Seaside Police Department is a 24/7 public safety operation that is committed to modernizing the way that we serve the public.  This online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. 

Note: This is only for crimes requiring a LOW LEVEL OF RESPONSE.

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This will not trigger a police officer to come to your house for an emergency. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is NOT an emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Seaside city limits?
  • The incident is one of the following: Custody Order violation, 

Please note:

  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed. 
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

*This is not an anonymous reporting system. You will be asked to provide specific & personal contact information. If you would like to file an anonymous report, please use our Anonymous Tip Line at 831-899-6282. to leave a verbal message about a problem. An investigator or police officer will conduct follow up.

Seaside Fire Department
Launches Performance Dashboard

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Since 1954 the Seaside Fire Department has been responding to emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

This Performance Dashboard was created as a tool to showcase our commitment to the community to be transparent and to ensure that we continue to meet their expectations. It serves as a way for the community to visualize how we are measuring up against the performance goals that we have established. 

Click here to access our Dashboard for real time response rates, incident reports, department goals & our community profile.

The City of Seaside has a zero tolerance policy for illegal fireworks.
The Seaside Police Department, in partnership with the Seaside Fire Department, has formulated an operations plan for illegal firework suppression beginning in May and continuing through July of 2020. The operation will focus on public education, and the safety of citizens, visitors, and property from use of illegal fireworks.
Violations will be enforced. Social Media - Citation
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Alert Monterey County Program 

Alert Monterey County uses the 911 database to call and deliver a recorded message to all landline phone numbers in a specific geographic area within a City and/or the County. Please visit the Alert Monterey County website to register online.

When to Dial 911 

Note: Dial 911 in the event of a life threatening emergency.

Teach Children About 911 

Please teach your children to dial 911 - especially if you are unable to dial it yourself at some point. It is a good idea to teach young children how to use 911 and the difference between an emergency (mom / dad has fallen and can’t get up, or mom / dad will not wake up) and a non-emergency (what time is it?).


Do not dial 911 for non-emergency situations. If you use 911 to ask, for example, when power may be returned during an outage, you may be tying up the line and preventing emergency calls from coming in.