Public Safety


Police Department

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65-950 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(Located next door to City Hall)
(760) 329-6411

Desert Hot Springs Police DepartmentStaffed with 45 employees and volunteers, including 34 sworn officers, the Desert Hot Springs Police Department provides high visibility preventive patrol, enforcement of local, state and federal laws and ordinances, traffic enforcement, traffic collision investigation, and non-criminal requests for service.

Our Detective Bureau conducts all major crimes and follow-up investigations. The department participates in the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, Coachella Valley Violent Crime and Gang Task Force and the Valley Motor Enforcement Team.
Valley We have an active police reserve unit, provide animal control enforcement and licensing and contract for dispatching services with the City of Cathedral City.

The department provides a variety of community resources, offering its technical expertise to those in the community who want to organize neighborhood watch programs, need crime prevention materials, child safety materials, tours of the agency, or specialized presentations on department operations. Through our Community Resources Specialist, we sponsor an annual open house, National Night Out, community police academy and our junior police camp. We also are a founding member of the Western Coachella Valley Police Activities League.


Fire Protection

65958 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Desert Hot Springs Fire DepartmentThe City of Desert Hot Springs is fortunate to have one of the best fire departments in the State of California. And one of the busiest.

In fact, Desert Hot Springs Fire Department, Riverside County Fire Station 37, is currently ranked as the fourth busiest fire station in the 90-station Riverside County Fire Department.

In 2002 alone, Fire Station 37 handled over 3,300 emergency responses.


Animal Services

Coachella Valley Animal Campus
72-050 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(760) 343-3644

The City’s Animal Services are managed by Riverside County Community Health Agency’s Department of Animal Services.

Location and Hours of Operation

If you need to report an animal nuisance during non-operating hours, please contact Police Dispatch at (760) 329-2904.

If an animal is threatening your safety at any time, dial 911