Hello Santa Monica,
On May 18, 1896, with the passage of Ordinance 247 by the Santa Monica Town Trustees, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) was formed thereby beginning what would prove to be this Police Department’s tradition of dedicated service to the Santa Monica community. Since its inception, the SMPD has been on an evolutionary trajectory.

Today, we are a diverse organization, made up of individuals, from all walks of life, and having many different experiences. As active community partners, we are dedicated to this City, its residents, businesses, and visitors. We work tirelessly to build and maintain our community’s trust through our commitment to accountability and transparency. We are committed to our organization’s values of integrity, courage, accountability, innovation, and respect (ICAIR).

As we recognize our 125 years of providing service in our community and in recognition of our “quasquicentennial” anniversary, we will have recreated the Santa Monica Police patch. SMPD uniformed personnel have been authorized to wear our commemorative police patches for the 90-day period inclusive of Tuesday, May 18, 2021 through Saturday, August 21, 2021. During this same period, non-uniformed personnel have been authorized to wear the commemorative lapel pin.

If you happen to come across our personnel during this time, please feel free to wish them a Happy Quasquicentennial (125th) Birthday!

JACQUELINE SEABROOKS, is the Interim Chief of Police for the City of Santa Monica.