The Public Safety Department provides oversight of law enforcement and coordinates community programs to reduce crime and increase public safety and the quality of life for citizens, businesses, and visitors to West Hollywood.

Our Director of Public Safety is Kristin Cook.

Contact this Department or call (323) 848-6414.

In Case of Emergency, Dial 9-1-1
Please be aware that 9-1-1 emergency calls made from cell phones are first routed through the California Highway Patrol, which causes a delay in response time. Make sure you know exactly what City you are in, so that the CHP can route your call to the correct law enforcement agency without additional delays.

Best Safety Practices for Nighttime Establishments (Handbook)
The City of West Hollywood created a safety handbook for nightlife establishments in June 2017. The goal of this document is to assist nightlife owners in maintaining safe bars, lounges and clubs free from illegal activity including: drug sales, underage drinking, overconsumption of alcohol, violence, prostitution, sex offenses, and terrorism.

Community Survey on Public Safety Related Services (Project Report) 
The public outreach process extended over a seven-month period between September 2015 and April 2016.  The study indicates that the overall state of public safety in West Hollywood as perceived by the community is good or even very good, especially in comparison with other nearby jurisdictions.

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Concerns about crime are very low, especially  violent crime. At the same time, however, there is increasing concern about the impact of the homeless on the quality of  life of other residents.  The other major public safety issue of concern is pedestrian and traffic safety. Download Power Point Presentation

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Public Safety Six Month Reports
Learn about the work of the Public Safety Department through these periodic reports presented to City Council. 

Crime Prevention and Safety Tips
Useful safety related resources to better educate those who live, work or play in West Hollywood, including:

Emergency Services/Disaster Preparedness 
Knowing what to do in an emergency or disaster is the key to a quick response and recovery. The City of West Hollywood's Public Safety Department is dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to be better prepared.

Emergency Mass Notification System
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system, called Alert LA County, that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions 
An exhaustive list of answers to some of our more popular questions.

Neighborhood Watch 
The Neighborhood Watch program is one of the most effective means available for keeping crime out of our neighborhoods. When neighbors work together with law enforcement, one of the best crime fighting teams is created.    

Public Safety Commission 
The Public Safety Commission meets the 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at West Hollywood Library located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.    

West Hollywood Sheriffs 
The City of West Hollywood contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department for police protection. To reach the West Hollywood Sheriffs' Station, please dial (310) 855-8850 or in case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.        

Crime Reports 
An interactive map that contains weekly crime information for the City of West Hollywood provided by the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.

Training Opportunities
Learn about the CERT and 55 Drive Alive Course programs.


Block by Block Security Ambassadors

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Block by Block serves as the City of West Hollywood’s vendor for the Security Ambassador program. Block by Block has been providing the city with supplemental safety, security and hospitality services since June 1, 2013. Security Ambassadors are deployed on bicycles along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny to La Brea, the Sunset Strip, Pick Up Line vehicles, special events, alleys, City parking lots and residential neighborhoods within city limits. Security Ambassadors act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the Sheriff’s Department and assist with identifying and addressing quality of life issues.

Ambassador Hot Line Phone Number: 323-821-8604

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