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.

  • Sheriff's Department
    (310) 830-1123 (General Information)
  • Animal Control -(310) 952-1786, Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Click for details
  • Criminal Activity, Graffiti Report Hotline (310) 847-8300
  • Dial 211 for any drug-related information, intervention, and rehabilitation center referrals
  • Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (September 10, 2013)

West Nile Virus and Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes
West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Los Angeles County. New threats are moving into our communities. The invasive Aedes mosquitoes have the potential to transmit Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya.
Find out if they are in your city, and get the information you need to protect yourself and your family from this mosquito-borne disease



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.

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.

Flea-borne Typhus
FAQs of Flea-borne Typhus

Related Links
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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