Public Safety

The City of Santa Clarita City Council, staff, and community partners place a high importance on public safety.  The City contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department to provide police and fire services for residents.

Based on FBI statistics, the City of Santa Clarita consistently ranks as one of the safest cities of its size (population over 150,000) in the nation.  Santa Clarita is one of the best places to live in California because of the proactive public safety programs, which include an emphasis on youth and business.  A few of the City’s unique programs include:

  • Crime Prevention Unit – In order to provide the most effective law enforcement services, the City is divided into zones.  Law enforcement teams then track crime, dissect trends, and direct resources in targeted areas to address issues.
  • Graffiti Task Force – City departments meet with community organizations to quickly eradicate graffiti, arrest vandals, and educate residents about the issue.
  • Juvenile Intervention Team (J-Team) – This team focuses solely on minors with drug offenses, using a three pronged approach of enforcement, diversion, and education to stop the cycle of drug use and abuse in Santa Clarita.
  • Sheriffs Business Alliance – The Alliance is designed to help protect the greater business community in the City of Santa Clarita by assisting the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s station in identifying specific problems within the local business community and assisting employers and employees by providing valuable safety and crime prevention information.

Fire Stations in Santa Clarita

The Los Angeles County Fire Department provides comprehensive fire and public safety services to the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley.  Battalion 6 and Battalion 22 provide services to the City of Santa Clarita.

You Play a Role in Keeping Santa Clarita Safe

The City of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department believe one of the best ways to help keep the community safe is to have everyone involved.  If you see a crime, the best thing you can do is report it.  Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers allows residents to report crimes anonymously by phone or online.  Remember, “if you see something, say something” for the good of your community.

Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers Hotline – 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Stay Connected During an Emergency

In an emergency situation, timely information saves lives. The City of Santa Clarita uses the Nixle community information service to send important, valuable community information directly to subscribers by way of text message, email notifications and social media messages.

Using the latest technology, the City can immediately notify Santa Clarita Nixle Subscribers of a specific event or emergency, providing community members with timely and trustworthy information about their neighborhood.  Important messages may include public safety emergency information about brush fires, earthquakes, road conditions or closures, evacuations, and other relevant safety and community event information.

Register to receive Nixle messages today; it only takes a moment.  Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graffiti Task Force

The City of Santa Clarita and community partners believe graffiti has no place in the community.  The City relies heavily on tips from residents about graffiti and does its best to remove tags or graffiti within 24 hours of it being reported.

The City’s three prong approach to graffiti, which includes quick eradication, arrest of graffiti vandals, and community education and outreach, has proven successful in maintaining the area’s high quality of life.

You can report graffiti online or by calling (661) 252-5326 or (661) 25-CLEAN.

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