Public Safety Services

The Department of Public Safety Services develops and administers programs designed to enhance public safety, crime prevention and emergency preparedness. Community Safety Services provides oversight of the City's law enforcement program and directs the City's Code Enforcement Detail, Parking Enforcement Detail, Crossing Guard program, Block Captains program, Neighborhood Watch program, Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program and the City's Emergency Operations Center.

Public Safety Programs

Please contact the Department of Public Safety at 310-952-1786, should you require any of the following services or have any questions regarding the Department of Public Safety and its functions.
  • Code Enforcement Services
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • CERT ( Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Public Safety Town Hall Meetings
  • Citation Information

Public Safety

Facility Information

Public Safety Department
701 E. Carson Street
Carson, Ca 90745
Phone: 310-952-1786
Fax: 310-830-1473
Carson Sheriff's Department
21356 S. Avalon Blvd
Carson, Ca 90745
Phone: 310-830-1123
Emergency Call 9-1-1

  • Criminal Activity, Graffiti Report Hotline (310) 847-8300
  • Dial 211 for any drug-related information, intervention, and rehabilitation center referrals
  • Megan's Law
L.A. Crimestoppers

In an effort to prevent and reduce crimes, the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers program was created by partnering with members of the community, law enforcement, and media in offering anonymity and cash rewards to anyone providing information to an arrest, resulting in safer communities.

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers uses a three part approach to solving crimes. The first part of the program is to empower the community by providing a safe way to report criminal activity. Secondly, Crime Stoppers partners with all forms of media in the Los Angeles region to inform the community on how to anonymously report crimes. Law Enforcement is the final part of the triangle in which they will follow-up on tips from community members.

To report any criminal activity anonymously, please visit  or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Carson Community Safety Services
Join The City of Carson and Carson Sheriff's Station Neighborhood Watch Block Captains Program

Neighborhood Watch in Carson

Neighborhood Watch in Carson is a joint effort by community members and the Carson Sheriff's Station/Community Safety Center to fight crime, protect property and ensure safe neighborhoods. Because of this cooperative effort, Neighborhood Watch has proven instrumental in the prevention and control of residential related crimes. Members of Neighborhood Watch often serve as the eyes and ears of the Sheriff's Department.

Joining/Starting a Group

Contact the Public Safety Specialist at (310) 952-1786 to see if a Neighborhood Watch group has been formed in your neighborhood. If so, you will be provided with the name and phone number of the Block Captain.

If there is not an active group in your neighborhood, the Public Safety Specialist will work with you and your neighbors to start one. Starting a group is simple. Ideal Neighborhood Watch groups are typically small, usually 15 to 20 households, to simplify communication among participants.

What's Involved

As a block captain, you are responsible for acting as the liaison between your neighborhood and the Carson Sheriff's Station.

Once formed, you and your neighbors "watch" your neighborhood, communicate regularly with deputies, and meet with your neighbors often enough to keep apprised of new information. If a residential crime pattern is identified in your area, deputies will notify your group of what to look out for and offer prevention suggestions via e-mail.

The success of Neighborhood Watch depends on citizen involvement. While the Public Safety Division and Sheriff's Department will assist in many ways, it is the responsibility of the individual Neighborhood Watch groups to keep the program active in their neighborhood.

Benefits of Participating

Neighborhood Watch has proven to be instrumental in the prevention and control of residential related crimes within the community. As a member of Neighborhood Watch, you will join with others in protecting your neighborhood and developing an important crime-prevention partnership with the Sheriff's Department.

Participants use their knowledge of the neighborhood to identify suspicious behavior and report incidents to the Carson Sheriff's Station.

Participants will receive Neighborhood Watch signs to post to let potential criminals know that others are watching out for your home.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Carson Sheriff's Station
    (310) 830-1123
  • Carson Public Safety Department
    (310) 952-1786
CERT Community Emergency Response Training Classes

City of Carson alongside Los Angeles Fire Department host one course on an Annual basis held in the spring time. Please refer below for additional training locally.

Area E : Carson is part of Area E Region, and you can other CERT trainings in neighboring cities via .

Others: Visit  and type in "CERT" in the search bar to look for other CERT courses.

The Public Safety Services Specialists assists in scheduling, agendas, providing a location and guest speakers for Public Safety Town Hall Meetings/ Block Captains meetings / Homeowner's Association meetings and various Crime Prevention / CERT /CPR and Block Captains Quarterly Trainings.

Please feel free to contact our Public Safety Specialist, Raeann Muñoz at (310) 952-1786 for additional information.

Parking Citation Information

City of Carson offers various payment options for parking citations. You can pay online, via telephone, by mail. You may also submit your appeal application online. Click on the highlighted links below to obtain more information regarding each of the services offered:

Payment for parking tickets may be made online, click on the link below to make your payment.
Parking Citation Online Payment

You may also pay for your parking citations using the following options:
  • By Phone: 1(800) 553-4412
  • By Mail: You can mail a check or money order to:
    City of Carson
    Citation Processing Center
    P.O. Box 4164
    Tustin CA 92781-4164
Please remember to include the citation number on your check or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH MAIL.

California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 40220 allows for installment payments of parking citations for qualifying low-income individuals who apply within 60 days from the issuance of a notice of parking violation, or within 10 days after an administrative hearing determination, whichever is later. Once a citation is enrolled in this program, it is no longer eligible for appeal pursuant to an Administrative Review or Hearing.

Only the Registered Owner of Lessee of the vehicle for which the citation was issued may enroll in a Payment Plan. To qualify, you must meet the requirements of CVC Section 40220 by either being "Low Income" or receiving qualifying "Public Benefits"


California Vehicle Code (CVC) 40215 allows for the ability to contest a parking citation, provided the citation was issued in error. Your request must be submitted within 21 days of receiving your citation. If your request is approved, the citation will be dismissed with no further action. If the appeal is denied you must pay the full amount list on the citation.

To speak with representation please call Citation Processing Center.


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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