Emergency Alerts & Community Messaging
San Marino Community Alert is San Marino's local public mass notification system, designed to keep those who live or work in San Marino informed of important information during emergency events. San Marino Community Alert is used for urgent safety warnings to shelter in place, evacuation notices, and follow-up information after the emergency/danger has passed.
Sign Up For Emergency Alerts
As part of an effort to provide timely information to residents about crime and safety matters, the San Marino Police Department uses NIXLE. This is technology that communicates with groups/residents, via cell phone text messages. Residents can sign up by sending a text to 888777 and in the text of that message typing in sanmarinopd.
The San Marino Police Department has announced a new email program that will assist the Police Department in communicating more regularly with the community. This new email program, known as the Communicating Law Enforcement Alerts to Residents (CLEAR) Program seeks to release timely information, increase the partnership between the community and the police, and assist detectives in solving criminal cases.
Participation in the program is voluntary and persons are free to have their email address removed from the distribution list at any time. Additionally, all emails would only contain a single email address to prevent the unauthorized use of the list or unwanted email.The CLEAR program is open to all persons who reside, work, or own a business in the City of San Marino. To sign up for the program, complete the online form and your registration information will be submitted to a Police Department staff member. You can also call the Investigation and Support Services Division at 626-300-0720, or visit the Police Department lobby to fill out a card at:
2200 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
A representative of the Police Department will send periodic emails to participants. The emails may include press releases, crime bulletins, certain wanted posters, recent crime trends, and crime prevention techniques. The emails will be exclusively informational in nature and participants will never receive advertisements or solicitations.Any questions about the program can be directed to Dispatcher Christina Curtis.
The list of email addresses are confidential and will not be distributed for commercial purposes. The Police Department is not exempt from federal and state laws relating to public records disclosure.