Message from Chief Calvert 

Chief Calvert 2023

The Laguna Beach Police Department is here to ensure Laguna Beach is a safe and inviting community for everyone to live, work, and visit. Our top priority is to continue delivering unparalleled service to our community through engagement and partnerships, cutting-edge technology, and data-driven policing while providing a safe and healthy environment for department members to work in. We will continue to address crime and help solve quality of life issues impacting our residents.

With the support of the City Council,  I would love our community to be regarded as the “safest beach community in America through exceptional policing.” I have respect for the community and law, value integrity and passion, diversity of thought, and will always strive for excellence in all that we do. You will also notice improved community outreach and engagement, and we will utilize a data-driven policing model with technology as a force multiplier to ensure we are providing exceptional service. Our community expects a more diverse and educated Police Department that actively problem solves to develop long-term solutions. Under my leadership, we will continue to evolve and enhance those standards.

As a 25-year Laguna Beach Police Department veteran and community member, I am highly invested in preserving a positive future. I hope to leverage and build upon the positive relationships with our community that have grown over the last 25-years to ensure our success.

About Us

The strength of any organization is the people who work in it, and we are no exception. Our core officers and staff have dedicated their commitment to the people of Laguna Beach, who have provided unwavering support for their police, and over the last 25 years, I have always appreciated the support this community has given its police department, and it’s something we don’t take lightly. We will continue to invest in our community partnerships and outreach, so our police officers and professional staff understand the community concerns and take ownership for solving problems. It is this special relationship between public and police that drew me to this job, the sense of shared purpose and communal spirit of service we all share in working to keep Laguna Beach a great place to live, work and play.

Community Outreach

The police department is looking at ways we can expand our interactions with the community, from our existing community outreach programs, to new ones we are developing to increase the ways we hear from you, our customer, what you want, need, and expect from your police department. Together, we will work to provide the protection, partnership, and progress Laguna Beach deserves and expects.

Always on Call

Your police department is on duty 24-hours a day, here to provide for your safety and security. You can reach us at the police station by calling 949-497-0701.


We are proud to be part of the Laguna Beach Police Department, part of a team who is committed to serving others, and part of a community which values and respects the work we do. This is a good time to be part of something great. Let us know how we can help.