Public Safety

Public Safety exists to provide overall protection and preservation of the City, including its residents, business owners, and visitors. The majority of the City’s public safety programs are administered by the City Manager’s Office and include Sheriff’s services, Special Programs, and Public Safety Grants. Law enforcement is provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Lomita Station and fire protection and beach lifeguard services are provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

In Case of Emergency, Dial 9-1-1

To Contact Lomita Sheriff’s Station, Dial 310-539-1661


Lomita Sheriff’s Station

Law enforcement, crime prevention, and community safety are top priorities for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. The City contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services through a joint regional law enforcement agreement with the Cities of Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. The Lomita Sheriff’s Station serves the Peninsula Region Cities, as well as the City of Lomita and the unincorporated areas of Academy Hill and Westfield.

The Deputy City Manager serves as the City’s liaison to the Sheriff’s Department. 

Weekly Crime Report Summaries: 

Captain James Power and his team at Lomita Sheriff’s Station produce weekly crime report summaries that include information about reported crimes and arrests for areas served by Lomita Sheriff’s Station, including the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. These weekly crime report summaries are available for public viewing. 

Rancho Palos Verdes residents can mitigate and reduce residential and vehicular burglaries by following a few steps: 

  • See Something, Say Something
    • Recognize what is normal in your neighborhood, and what is not, and report any suspicious activity immediately to the Lomita Sheriff’s Station by calling 310-53-1661 or 9-1-1.
  • Neighborhood Safety is a Community Effort
    • Get to know your neighbors!
    • Inform those around you if you will be gone for an extended period of time.
    • Join or become more active in your local Neighborhood Watch Program.
  • Protect Your Home and Vehicle
    • Always secure your doors, windows, garage, gates, and any openings.
    • Keep valuables out of sight, preferably secured in a locked compartment, cabinet, or safe.
    • Use personal home security devices for home monitoring, video recording, and as additional security.

For more crime prevention tips, please download, save, or print this crime prevention tips joint regional message

Public Safety Special Programs and Services include:

Contact Us

Karina Bañales


Deputy City Manager
Email Karina Bañales

Hours

Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.