Skip navigation links
Collapse BuildingBuilding
Building Reports
Bulletins and Forms
Construction Hours
Collapse Code EnforcementCode Enforcement
Work Exempt From Permit
Construction hours
Collapse Community DevelopmentCommunity Development
Collapse General Plan UpdateGeneral Plan Update
Envision Carlsbad
Envision Carlsbad Citizens Committee
Meetings and Agendas
General Plan
Get Involved
Climate Action Plan
Collapse Cultural ArtsCultural Arts
What's New?
TGIF Concerts in the Parks
William D. Cannon Art Gallery
Collapse Arts EducationArts Education
Family Open Studios
Summer Arts Camps
Community Arts Grants
Collapse Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
August Free Concert
“Connections” Concert Series
International Guitar Night
Opera Previews
This Is Jazz!
October Free Concert
Collapse Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Public Art
Carlsbad Sculpture Garden
Exhibit Opportunities
Collapse Economic DevelopmentEconomic Development
Education & Research
Quality of Life
Business Academy
Business Resources
Why Do Business in Carlsbad?
Business Climate and Industrial Clusters
Expand and Relocate
Life Sciences Incubator
Collapse Emergency PreparednessEmergency Preparedness
Collapse Emergency PlanningEmergency Planning
Carlsbad's Emergency Plans
Collapse Potential HazardsPotential Hazards
Wildland Fire
Urban Structure Fire
Severe Weather
Energy Shortage / Power Outage
Pandemic Flu
Workplace / School Violence
Other Human-caused Hazards
Terrorism: Frequently Asked Questions
Collapse Volunteers-CERTVolunteers-CERT
CERT Events
CERT Organization
Join Carlsbad CERT
CERT Training
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Environmental Programs
Collapse FinanceFinance
Fees and billing
Pay or Contest Your Parking Ticket
Collapse FireFire
Geographic Info Systems
Collapse HousingHousing
Affordable Housing
Financial Assistance
Mediation Program / Neighborhood Conflict Resolution
Code Compliance
Neighborhood Programs
Redevelopment / Village Programs
Community Activity Funding
Hiring Center
Information and Referrals
Volunteer Program
Mediation Q & A
Carlsbad - Love it
Neighborhood Services
Collapse Human ResourcesHuman Resources
Job Opportunities
Human Resources Documents
Land Development Engineering
Collapse LibraryLibrary
Collapse About UsAbout Us
Services and Programs
Cole Library
Dove Library
Library Policies
Library Learning Center
Rental Facilities
Collapse KidsKids
Children's Programs
Recommended Reading
Children's Computers
Homework Zone
Special Events
Summer Reading Program
Collapse TeensTeens
Collapse eResearcheResearch
Carlsbad History Collection
Collapse LiteracyLiteracy
Reading and Writing Help
Literacy Volunteering
How We Study
Current Tutors and Learners
Collapse En EspañolEn Español
Obtener una tarjeta de la Biblioteca
Centro de Aprendizaje
Collapse Support UsSupport Us
Material donations and special gifts
Friends of the Library
Board of Trustees
Collapse Parks & RecreationParks & Recreation
Collapse Classes & CampsClasses & Camps
Preschool and Toddler Programs
Collapse Adults 50+Adults 50+
Fitness Room
New Instructors
Collapse SportsSports
Youth Sports
Adult Sports
Classes and Camps
Open Play
Collapse TrailsTrails
Trails Updates
Trail Talk
North City Trails
South City Trails
Collapse Open SpaceOpen Space
Myths and Facts About Open space
Collapse Parks & FacilitiesParks & Facilities
Future Projects
Collapse RentalsRentals
Frequently Asked Questions
Rentals Contacts
Special Events
Collapse Get InvolvedGet Involved
Opportunity Grants
Collapse PlanningPlanning
Agendas, Minutes and Notices
General Plan
Growth Management
Village Review Area
Village & Barrio Plan
Collapse PolicePolice
Crime Prevention
Crime Statistics
Crime Victims Info
Collapse ServicesServices
GUIDE and Parent Project
Traffic Enforcement
Collision Investigations
Parking Enforcement
Abandoned Vehicles
Towed Vehicles
Prescription Drug Drop Box
Police Headlines
Message From the Police Chief
Collapse Public WorksPublic Works
Development Services
Streets and Traffic
Environmental Programs
Collapse FacilitiesFacilities
Carlsbad Safety Training Center
Records Management
Collapse SewerSewer
Keep Sewers Clog Free
Property Owner Responsibilities
Food Service and Restaurants
Sewer Operations
Spill Prevention and Response
Sewer Spills FAQ's
Collapse WaterWater
Collapse Drinking WaterDrinking Water
Recycled Water
Collapse Water ConservationWater Conservation
Water Use Rules
Rebates and Free Services
Water Saving Tips
How To Adjust a Sprinkler Timer
Saving Water at Home
Rates and Billing
Urban Water Management Plan 2010
Backflow & Cross-Connections

Personal Safety

Personal safety covers a wide variety of subjects and themes. In order to stay safe, one should be aware of their surroundings. Take immediate action when a situation is uncomfortable.  A few simple precautions can reduce the risk to one’s personal safety.

  • Keep doors locked
  • Don’t answer door to strangers
  • Don’t invite strangers into home
  • The telephone also provides access to one's home.  Don't give out personal information over the telephone
  • For comprehensive security tips, refer to the Home Security Guide
  • Observe surroundings. Watch for any suspicious persons, occupied vehicles close by or odd circumstances
  • Use the ATM during normal business hours
  • Be ready to transact business. Have ATM card, deposits, and other paperwork ready and in hand
  • Remain observant while using the ATM
  • Leave quickly. Do not count money received from the ATM
  • If approached, leave the area immediately and call 9-1-1
  • Report any suspicious persons or activity to law enforcement authorities
  • Park under a street light
  • Lock vehicle
  • Keep keys in hand. Check around and inside vehicle before entering. Once inside vehicle, lock doors for safety
  • Don't be overloaded with packages
  • Keep purse on side of body away from traffic
  • Be wary of people sitting in parked cars nearby
  • Ask for a security escort
  • There is safety in numbers. Whenever possible, don’t go out alone. Go out late in pairs
  • Walk confidently, directly, at a steady pace
  • Keep purse inside coat or wear a fanny back or backpack
  • Walk facing traffic
  • Avoid doorways, bushes and alleys
  • Know area well enough to know where to go for help
  • If followed, change direction by crossing the street or turning around
  • Be cautious of people asking for directions, the time or money. Keep a buffer distance from strangers
  • If attacked, make a lot of noise - attract attention. Yell "Call the police" rather than "help"
  • If followed in a vehicle, stay on busy streets. DO NOT DRIVE HOME. Call 9-1-1 on cell phone and go to the nearest police station, fire station, or business.
  • If car breaks down and someone stops to help, stay in locked vehicle and ask them to call police
  • Notify a family member or friend of exercise plans, including departure and return time
  • Jog or walk with a known companion
  • Be alert, walk with authority, look ahead and scan surroundings
  • Attempt to keep unfamiliar people at a distance
  • Always jog or walk in a familiar area; avoid heavily wooded, poorly lighted, rural or secluded areas
  • Be aware of surroundings; avoid wearing earphones that will prevent hearing surrounding activity
  • Wear bright colored clothing to improve visibility; avoid exercising after dark
  • Vary route and schedule.  Seek immediate help from any nearby residence, open business or group of people if followed
  • Carry a cell phone to use for emergencies; minimize phone conversations, which distract and increase vulnerability
  • Be alert to someone who asks for directions and continues to engage in conversation

Contact Information

Emergencies call 9-1-1
24-hours, non-emergencies call

Police Department
Crime Prevention Unit

Police phone directory

2560 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Get directions

General Information

Lobby business hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.