Laguna Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Laguna Beach Police Department
  • Address: 505 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, 92651 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 949-497-0701
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Laguna Beach Police Department is located at 505 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, 92651 CA. The Laguna Beach Police Department phone number is 949-497-0701.

Laguna Beach Police Department News

Our hearts go out to the Costa Mesa Fire Department as they mourn the tragic loss of Captain Mike Kreza, a hero who passed away too early.

Be sure to set your clocks back one hour tonight before going to bed and savoring that extra hour of sleep!

If you see some officers in town with questionable facial grooming hygiene during the month of November, don't be alarmed. In an initiative to raise awareness regarding cancer, men’s health, and to support charities related to cancer research, the Laguna Beach Police Department will be participating in "No-Shave November." Here are the specifics: The goal of No Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing men's hair, which many cancer patients lose, by letting it grow freely. It aims to educate others about cancer prevention, saving lives, and aiding those who are currently fighting the battle with cancer. No Shave November will contribute to aiding three different charities: • Prevent Cancer Foundation - one of the nation's leading non-profit voluntary health organizations focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. • Fight Colorectal Cancer -an advocacy group run through St. Jude Children's Hospital that give grants to scientists who are working on cures for colorectal cancer. • St. Jude Children's Hospital - one of the nation's leading hospitals that treat and defeat childhood cancer.

Here are some Halloween safety tips while you are out trick or treating. Happy Halloween!

On September 13, 2018, the two subjects pictured were captured on video surveillance at the Seaside Laguna Inn. located in the City of Laguna Beach. The suspects arrived at the hotel in a dark colored sedan (unknown make/model) and loitered on the property for several minutes prior to forcing entry and entering an occupied room. The suspects remained in the room for only a few seconds prior to fleeing the scene. The two female occupants were asleep in the room and did not see or hear the suspects, but later reported their door had been opened overnight. The females were shown the video surveillance footage but they did not recognize either suspect, and do not believe any of their personal property was taken. Suspect 1 is described as a white male with thin build, wearing a grey shirt, olive jacket, blue jeans, and dark shoes with white soles. He carried a flashlight and was the suspect who forced entry into the room. Suspect 2 is describe as a white male with medium build (large gut), wearing a black hat with red lettering (Muggle), blue jeans, and black Converse sneakers with white soles. He had tattoos on both arms, stud earrings in both ears, and a possible face piercing on his right upper cheek area. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Laguna Beach Police Department at (949) 497-0767

On October 10, 2018, the several of the victim's credit cards were stolen from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked at the Aliso Beach parking lot in the City of Laguna Beach. The victim reported one of her credit cards was later used at Home Depot in the City of Costa Mesa. Video surveillance was later obtained, which showed a male and female fraudulently purchasing a DEWALT 8-Tool Kit valued at $499.00. Suspect 1 is described as a female Hispanic, heavy-set with dark braided hair and a possible tattoo on her left upper arm, wearing a black top, black pants, and black sandals. Suspect 2 is described as a male Hispanic, heavy set with dark hair, wearing an orange collared shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers. Please contact the LBPD at (949) 497-0701 if you are able to identify either of the suspects

Today, October 27th, 2018, marks the 25th anniversary of the devastating 1993 Laguna Fire which in total burned over 16,000 acres and destroyed 441 homes. We've come a long way in 25 years and our preparedness & mitigation measures have never been better. Take a step in your personal preparedness by registering for AlertOC at www.alertoc.com. This emergency notification system is used to communicate life-saving information during disasters or emergencies. Enter your cell phone, text numbers, and email addresses since you may not be home when disaster strikes. Take the five minutes and register today! For more preparedness information, visit www.lagunabeachcity.net/getprepared

There is a daily effort by the City’s Code Enforcement Division to monitor public property in the City and remove campaign signs that are placed on public property. Public property includes parks, medians, and the public right of way. Campaign signs posted on private property are allowed with the permission of the property owner. The theft or destruction of campaign signs is a crime and will be prosecuted. If you see signs placed in violation of the Municipal Code, please call the City’s Code Enforcement Division at (949) 497-0301 and they will investigate promptly. Please do not attempt to rectify the situation yourself. Thank you for your cooperation!

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Orange County Coastal Zone effective Friday, October 19, 2018 at 3:00 a.m. through Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Sustained winds of 15-30 MPH with gusts of 45 MPH are possible along with low humidity levels are creating this Red Flag Warning. An elevated sense of awareness is imperative during extreme weather conditions. Laguna Beach residents should take this time to evaluate their preparedness levels. Please refer to the Ready! Set! Go! Program available on the Fire Department website (www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/fire). Register for AlertOC which is the City’s mass notification system by going to www.alertoc.com, make sure you include your cell phone number, text number, and email addresses so we can contact you no matter where you are. In order to ensure you are contacted during a Red Flag Warning, please register with the Nixle Red Flag group by texting “LBRedFlag” to 888-777. During a Red Flag Warning, parking restrictions are implemented for the Diamond/Crestview Neighborhood. Any vehicles who are parked in marked parking spaces with a “red flag” painted in the center of the asphalt may be cited or towed. When Red Flag Warnings are issued from the National Weather Service this information will be shared on the City’s website, social media accounts, official press release, and through the Red Flag group in Nixle.

REMINDER - Don't forget to come by tomorrow, Thursday, October 18th from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm and get a free pumpkin for participating in this short exercise! Point of Dispensing events help cities and the OC Health Care Agency exercise health emergency preparedness plans. In a real emergency, PODs can save lives by getting needed medication and supplies to the community quickly and efficiently. Participants who come to the exercise at the Great Park on Thursday, October 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. will receive preparedness information specific to Laguna Beach, as well as a free pumpkin. For more information on the POD, visit ochealthinfo.com/PODevent. No RSVP is needed, just show up!

Congratulations are in order for Sgt. Cota, who completed the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI) program this afternoon. Over the last eight months, Sgt. Cota learned about the various qualities that encompass a strong leader. He was tasked with reading numerous books and completed countless assignments in order to sharpen his leadership qualities.

Get a free holiday pumpkin (while supplies last) and emergency preparedness information and resources on Oct. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the @orangecountygreatpark in Irvine! Help us prepare for a public health emergency by participating in our Point of Dispensing (POD) event along with @ochealthinfo and several South Orange County cities to test how we’d distribute large amounts of medication to a large number of people in the event of a public health emergency. To learn more, visit www.ochelathinfo.com/PODEvent

This is not a UFO. It’s our drone team utilizing its FLIR capabilities to patrol for encampments prior to the Red Flag Warning tomorrow. 🚩

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Orange County Coastal Zone effective Monday, October 15, 2018 at 3:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Sustained winds of 25 MPH with gusts of 30+ MPH are possible along with low humidity levels are creating this Red Flag Warning. The rain will mitigate the fire threat conditions early on Monday, however, the fuels are predicted to dry quickly due to the Santa Ana winds and low humidity levels. An elevated sense of awareness is imperative during extreme weather conditions. Laguna Beach residents should take this time to evaluate their preparedness levels. Please refer to the Ready! Set! Go! Program available on the Fire Department website (www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/fire). Register for AlertOC which is the City’s mass notification system by going to www.alertoc.com, make sure you include your cell phone number, text number, and email addresses so we can contact you no matter where you are. In order to ensure you are contacted during a Red Flag Warning, please register with the Nixle Red Flag group by texting “LBRedFlag” to 888-777. During a Red Flag Warning, parking restrictions are implemented for the Diamond/Crestview Neighborhood. Any vehicles who are parked in marked parking spaces with a “red flag” painted in the center of the asphalt may be cited or towed. When Red Flag Warnings are issued from the National Weather Service this information will be shared on the City’s website, social media accounts, official press release, and through the Red Flag group in Nixle.

Disasters happen at anytime and in any weather conditions, our CERT volunteers showed up to our annual exercise in the rain! They practiced their skills in disaster medical operation, lifting/cribbing, search and rescue, and fire suppression! #CERT

Please remember to lock your vehicles. In the past couple of days, the Laguna Beach Police Department has responded to multiple vehicle break-ins throughout South Laguna Beach. The Laguna Beach Police Department is actively investigating these incidents. If you see anyone or vehicles that look suspicious in your neighborhood, call the Laguna Beach Police Department. You are our number one source for reporting suspicious activity. Anyone with any information or surveillance video that might have captured the suspects are encouraged to call the Laguna Beach Police Department at 949-497-0701. Thank you for helping us protect our community. To submit tips anonymously, please contact Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or 855-847-6227. You can also reach Crime Stopper online at www.crimestoppers.org.

Come join us on Thursday, October 18 from 4pm-6pm for our multi-city Point of Dispensing Exercise at the Great Park in Irvine. Come help us test our emergency plans and leave with a free pumpkin! #PointofDispensingOC

The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter is in need of donated newspapers for the animals. If you'd like to help, please drop off any unwanted newspapers between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 20612 Laguna Canyon Road. The animal shelter is open seven days a week. Thank you!

Laguna Beach PD is hiring an Animal Control Officer. You must love dogs. And snakes, raccoons, coyotes, birds, and skunks. We're also looking for outstanding community relations skills because you'll interact with a lot of humans, too. http://bit.ly/2O3WNkM

Earlier today, LBPD had a "Cookies with a Cop" event at the Laguna Beach High School where we provided cookies and conversations with students and faculty.

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on National Coffee with a Cop Day Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The Laguna Beach Police Department will host a morning and evening event for National Coffee with a Cop Day. The first event will be held at Gelson’s Market “Peet’s Coffee” (30922 Coast Hwy.) between 7:30 am and 9:30 am. If you can’t make the morning event be sure to catch us at Starbucks (180 N. Coast Hwy.) between 6 pm and 8 pm for the second event. All community members are invited to attend. These events represent a unique opportunity for community members to informally meet with officers to discuss community issues, respond to questions, build relationships and, of course, drink great coffee. We hope to see you there!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3rd at 11:18 a.m. the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) System. This is the first ever nationwide WEA test which will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message. The message will read “This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Notification System. No action is needed.” While this message will be sent by FEMA, earlier this year Laguna Beach became the first City in Orange County to have the independent authority to send a WEA message. This allows City officials to efficiently send WEA messages to our residents and visitors and deliver important emergency information such as evacuation orders.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) System on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:18 a.m. This is the first ever nationwide WEA test which will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message. The message will read “This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Notification System. No action is needed.” While this message will be sent by FEMA, earlier this year Laguna Beach became the first City in Orange County to have the independent authority to send a WEA message. This allows City officials to efficiently send WEA messages to our residents and visitors and deliver important emergency information such as evacuation orders. Also, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the County of Orange is conducting our annual AlertOC test. AlertOC is a geo-targeted emergency notification system which sends emergency notifications to impacted areas. Residents are encouraged to register cell phone, text numbers, and email addresses with AlertOC at www.alertoc.com to be part of this test!

Be sure to check out the Orange County Register article on the LBPD's UAS program! https://www.ocregister.com/2018/09/28/laguna-beach-builds-its-drone-police-force-with-an-eye-on-the-future-of-law-enforcement/

September marks National Preparedness Month and the City of Laguna Beach encourages its residents to get prepared. We are breaking down the month of September into weekly tasks that will help you be more prepared. Week of September 24th - Building an emergency kit, have supplies on hand to keep everyone warm, safe, fed and hydrated until help arrives. Create or purchase a 72-hour survival and first aid kit and locate a place to store your food and water. Visit www.lagunabeachcity.net/getprepared for an easy to use template!