This seven-member commission provides advice and recommendations to the Hermosa Beach City Council on how city…More residents can prepare and respond to emergencies. The group provides, for the City Council, an updated emergency preparedness plan and help with promoting the theme of emergency preparedness to the community. The board also coordinates emergency response volunteers and makes grant applications for emergency preparedness revenues.
Members must be residents of the city and will serve four-year terms. The commission meets regularly in the City Council Chambers at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.
Members: Alan Benson, Patricia Ellis, William Hallett, Tracy Hopkins, Carol Russell, George Schmeltzer
If this is an emergency, please call 911. If 911 is not working, call 310.524.2750.
The Hermosa Beach Police…More Department (HBPD) has 39 sworn personnel. Thedepartment has assignments in detectives, traffic, patrol, backgrounds and training, internal affairs and the Community Lead Program. Heading the HBPD is Police Chief Greg Savelli.
Local volunteer programs include a chaplain, Crisis Response Team and Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). VIPS are the official ambassadors of the Hermosa Beach chief of police.
The Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch is also active in the community and partners with HBPD. Its state mission is "to make each home, each street and each area more crime resistant and also to promote education and training for individual and neighborhood disaster preparedness." For more information on the program, contact Tracy Hopkins at 310-374-1828 or visit http://www.saferhermosabeach.com.