Public Safety Services

  Mission Statement  
Responsible for public safety throughout the City of Carson, including the administration of contract services with the Los Angles County Sheriff's Department, code enforcement of all local laws and ordinances, animal control, emergency services, pedestrian and employee safety, building security and community watch crime prevention programs.

El NIÑO: now is the time to prepare
With El Niño, this storm season is predicted to be the strongest in years and the County of Los Angeles is preparing. Here are three things we'd like residents to do today. Read more

Ebola FAQs, Preparedness, and Information
Ebola is a rare disease that has caused outbreaks (more disease than usual) in West Africa. Right now, there is a large Ebola outbreak in countries, like Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

Have you been in West Africa lately? How does Ebola spread, and what are the symptoms of Ebola? Click here for detailed information.

Mosquitoes & Our Environment
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Seasonal Flu
Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year.
Click here to get more information.

Pet Owners Cautioned Against Coyotes
Coyote sightings have recently been reported in Carson, according to the City's Public Safety Department. While no damage or attack has been reported, the City is taking a pro-active approach by providing its residents with useful information on these animals, which are found throughout most of California. Click here for details.

Anyone can access  or call 211 for the most current information and to confirm locations before going to the clinics.

Aside from free flu shots (including H1N1), free Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis) and PPV (Pneumococcal) vaccines will also be available at each flu clinic.

Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older, including healthy adults. People with chronic medical conditions may be able to get a vaccine against pneumococcal disease (PPSV) and whooping (Tdap) at the vaccine clinic.
President Bush declared Los Angeles and other Southern California areas a federal disaster area. This Declaration makes federal funding available to help the region recover from the recent winter storms. People can apply online for assistance at or by calling 1-800-621-3362, from 8 AM - 6 PM, seven days a week.
  • Sheriff's Department
    (310) 830-1123 (General Information)  
  • Animal Control  
  • Criminal Activity, Graffiti Report Hotline (310) 847-8300
  • Dial 211 for any drug-related information, intervention, and rehabilitation center referrals
  • Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (June 21, 2010)
  For questions or comments, please contact Ky Truong, Public Safety and Community Services Manager, at (310) 952-1700 ext.1603.  
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In an emergency, call 911 for immediate assistance.
Drug Free & Human Trafficking Free City
The City Council has passed resolutions 10-1446 and 11-094. These resolutions demonstrate the City Council’s commitment to create a drug-free and human trafficking-free atmosphere in the City of Carson and a pro-active effort in making the public aware that these criminal activities will not be tolerated in our city. Residents that have concerns about either of these issues are urged to call the county’s 2-1-1 information line.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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