Palm Springs Police Department

200 S Civic Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-8116

Neighborhood Police Officer – Sanders —

Code Compliance Officer – Argumendo — (760) 322-8364 ext.8745

Police Fire Emergency 911
PS Police – Non Emergency 323-8116
PS Police – Dispatch 327-1441
PS Police – On Duty Supervisor 323-8119

Palm Springs Fire Department, Station 4

1300 S La Verne Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-8182

Planning and Zoning

Noise Reporting

Noise Complaint Hotline — 760-327-1445
Vacation Rental Hotline — 760-833-7988


Code Compliance – 760-778-8434
Graffiti Hotline – 778-8469
Desert Water Agency – 323-4971
PS Disposal – 327-1351
SO Cal Gas – 800-427-2200
Edison – 800-684-8123
Verizon – 800-483-4000
Time Warner – 340-2225
Desert Sun – 800-834-6052

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Community Burglary Prevention Tips from the Palm Springs Police Department

The MOST important thing YOU can do is CALL THE POLICE to report a CRIME or any SUSPICIOUS activity. You have to be the eyes of your neighborhood. And remember you can always remain a pair of anonymous eyes! Light up your residence, lock your doors at all times and call the Police when you see something suspicious. The majority of burglaries in Palm Springs occur when entry is made via an UNLOCKED DOOR OR OPEN WINDOW.

The Burglary Basics:

  • Make your home look occupied and make it difficult to break in.
  • Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock your doors.
  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day.
  • Keep your garage door closed and locked.
  • Don’t allow daily deliveries of mail, newspapers or flyers build up while you are away. Arrange with the Post Office to hold your mail or arrange for a friend or neighbor to take them regularly.
  • Arrange for your lawn to be mowed if you are going away for an extended time.
  • Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices as necessary.
  • Pushbutton locks on doorknobs are easy for burglars to open. Install deadbolt locks on all your outside doors.
  • Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Special locks are available for better security. Other windows may need better locks. Check with a locksmith or hardware store for alternatives.

Don’t Tempt a Thief:

  • Lawn mowers, barbecues, and bicycles are best stored out of sight
  • Always lock your garden sheds and garages.
  • Use curtains/blinds/shutters on your windows, including garage door windows.
  • Never leave notes on your door such as “Gone shopping.” Locks…

Get the Best:

  • Any lock, regardless of its quality, can be truly effective. Ask a locksmith for advice on your situation.
  • Change locks immediately if your keys are lost or stolen.
  • When moving into a new home, have all locks changed.

Targeting the Outside:

  • Have adequate exterior lighting. A motion-sensitive light is recommended for backyards.
  • Trim trees and shrubs so that they cannot be used as hiding places for intruders.
  • Make sure your door hinges are on the inside.


  • Most windows can be pinned for security.
  • Drill a 3/16″ hole on a slight downward slant through the inside window frame and halfway into the outside frame – place a nail in the hole to secure the window.


  • An alarm system is excellent for home security. It provides peace of mind to homeowners, especially while on vacation. There is a wide variety of alarm systems on the market.
  • Make several inquiries to different companies for the best security system available to you.
  • If you have a home alarm system, use it! Activate your alarm system — Alarm systems are only useful when you remember to activate them. Many individuals have alarm systems but do not arm them because it is inconvenient. Many burglars know this and will not be deterred by a window sticker or sign indicating that the home has an alarm system.

Surveillance Cameras:

  • Consider a surveillance camera system to alert you to intruders, capture suspicious activity, or capture video of suspect(s).

If Your Home Is Broken Into:

  • If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door: -Do not enter – the perpetrator may still be inside.
  • Use a neighbor’s phone to call police.
  • Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence.
  • Write down the license plate numbers of any suspicious vehicles.
  • Note the descriptions of any suspicious persons.

Other precautions you should take:

  • Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots, mailboxes or other “secret” hiding places — burglars know where to look for hidden keys.
  • Keep a detailed inventory of your valuable possessions, including a description of the items, date of purchase and original value, and serial numbers, and keep a copy in a safe place away from home, this is a good precaution in case of fires or other disasters. Make a photographic or video record of valuable objects, heirlooms and antiques. Your insurance company can provide assistance in making and keeping your inventory.
  • Trim your shrubbery around your home to reduce cover for burglars.
  • Be a good neighbor. If you notice anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Mark your valuables with your driver’s license number with an engraver you can borrow from your precinct. Marked items are harder for a burglar to dispose of and easier for police to recover.

Palm Springs Police Department
200 S Civic Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Emergency: 9-1-1