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Santa Monica Jail


According to the latest jail census:
Average Daily Inmate Population: 976
Inmate Capacity: 48
Year Constructed: 1971
Full-Time Staff: 229
Total Staff Salaries: $20,247

Phone: (310) 395-9931

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 3:05am
Update: We are conducting a train collision investigation. Long delays expected. @metrolaalerts
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 3:01am
Traffic on Colorado Ave from 17th St to 11th St is being impacted due to a traffic accident investigation. North/south traffic across this area is also affected. Please avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 3:24am
Yesterday, @LADAOffice filed 17 counts of #arson on suspect Joesph Burchett for an arson series in #santamonica . Burchett remains in custody on a bail of $925,000. https://t.co/9iWvTK2obD SantaMonicaPD photo
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 12:24am
@santamonicabiz Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to learn about SMPD and our awesome Chief. Please remember to check out the Community Police Academy! https://t.co/hkJQispRFt

Santa Monica Police Department

Mission We are dedicated to safeguarding our community by improving quality of life and upholding public trust. Vision We endeavor to be law enforcement's benchmark for excellence as we seek to eliminate crime and social disorder in collaboration with our community partners. Values Integrity - adhering to strict, unequivocal standards of conduct in keeping with our ethical obligations; Courage - displaying the strength of character to confront fear, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation; Accountability - accepting individual and collective responsibility for our oath, duty, and actions; Innovation - adapting to changes in society through strategic integration of technology and equipment; Respect - valuing human life and dignity with an equal commitment to justice and acceptance of diversity.
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Santa Monica Police DepartmentFriday, January 11th, 2019 at 9:36am
After 32 years of service as a Crossing Guard.to the St Monica school community, Chief Renaud and Captain Jacob had the pleasure of joining Monsignor Torgerson in honoring Theresa Perea for 32 years of safely crossing children through the crosswalk to school. And Theresa never missed a day! Thank you for your dedication to the community!!!!
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Santa Monica Police DepartmentTuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 12:29pm

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with any information related to a shooting investigation.

On November 16, 2018 at about 7:22 p.m., officers from the SMPD responded to a radio call for service at the Eddie’s Liquor, 2045 20th Street, parking lot regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, all parties involved had left the scene, however; evidence of a shooting was located. A short time later, a victim was located at a nearby hospital.

SMPD Detectives responded for the investigation. A preliminary investigation determined occupants in a car, a male driver and female passenger, were involved in a verbal altercation with a suspect on a bicycle. The altercation escalated and the suspect produced a handgun
from a saddlebag attached to the bicycle. The suspect fired several rounds upwards in the air and at the victim’s vehicle. The victims drove to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The female victim suffered minor injuries from a bullet strike and was treated at the hospital and released.

The suspect is described as a male White or Hispanic in his 40’s, long hair in a ponytail, unshaven and wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt at the time of the incident. The suspect was riding a dark bicycle with rear saddlebags. A small white dog was inside one of the saddlebag pouches. A red food delivery style bag was also attached to the rear of the bicycle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Haro at (310) 458-8432; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.
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Santa Monica Police Department added 2 new photos.Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 12:52pm
UPDATE: Yesterday,1-8-2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Airport Division filed 17 counts of arson on Joseph Brent Burchett. He was arrested by SMPD on January 3, 2019. Burchett remains in custody pending future court proceedings with a bail option of $925,000.


Over the last several weeks, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) has been investigating a series of arson related trash can fires. The incidents occurred on December 22, 2018 and January 1 and 3, 2019.

On January 3, 2019 at about 5:20 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service of a trash can fire in an alley of the 2800 block of Montana Avenue. Santa Monica Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

SMPD Detectives and SMFD Arson Investigators responded for an investigation. During a preliminary investigation, information lead to a possible suspect in the most recent incident, Joseph Brent Burchett, a 57-year-old male. On January 3, 2019 at about 11:30 p.m., SMPD Officers located Burchett in the 1900 block of Arizona Avenue and took him into custody. SMPD Detectives are working to determine if there are any links to the previous incidents.

Burchett has been booked for 451(d) PC - Arson and remains in custody at SMPD Jail with a bail option of $50,000. On January 7, 2019 the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office-Airport Branch for filing consideration.

Anyone with information related to any of the incidents is encouraged to call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491; Detective Cooper at (310) 458-8478; or Sergeant Skogh at (310) 458-8992.
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Santa Monica Police DepartmentMonday, December 31st, 2018 at 8:57pm
May the new year bring more joy, hope and prosperity than the one before. Happy New Year Santa Monica!
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Santa Monica Police DepartmentThursday, December 27th, 2018 at 3:33am
"DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze"

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Thursday December 27, 2018 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the SMPD by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Santa Monica Police DepartmentTuesday, December 25th, 2018 at 5:24pm
Here are just some of our wonderful Custody Officers smiling and working on this Christmas Day!