A Message from Chief Seabrooks
April 19, 2021 9:00 AM
by Constance Farrell
The City of Santa Monica is closely monitoring national and regional activities in light of the Derek Chauvin trial and the subsequent and tragic killing of Daunte Wright in the Minneapolis area.
We are committed to supporting the peaceful exercise of vital First Amendment rights and keeping our community safe.
There are no known threats specific to Santa Monica at this time. City departments are engaged in coordinated planning efforts. This includes:
- The City’s Emergency Operations Center is engaged in daily planning efforts with a City-wide multi-departmental incident management team and will be activated as necessitated by intelligence.
- The Santa Monica Police Department is closely tracking local, regional, and national intelligence in coordination with partner law enforcement agencies and will have an increased presence throughout the community out of an abundance of caution beginning April 17.
- The Santa Monica Fire Department will have expanded staffing, including a Battalion Chief serving as a Citywide Safety Officer and additional Suppression and Rescue Division staff on site.
- Public Works stands ready with multi-disciplinary personnel and equipment to support the Emergency Operations Center and public safety as well as to maintain clean neighborhoods.
We encourage all community members to sign up for emergency alerts at santamonica.gov/alerts. If any member of the community has information about a possible threat to public safety in Santa Monica, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-458-8495.
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Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has provided a list of steps businesses can take to proactively ensure your business or building is protected during emergency events. Again, there are no known threats specific to Santa Monica at this time, but for this resource, click here.