Student Support

Reporting to Police


Santa Monica College Police Department

In an Emergency 24/7

From any campus phone,
call 4300 or 911

From a mobile phone,
call SMC dispatch

If off-campus, call 911

SMC encourages individuals to report incidents of sexual misconduct to SMC Police or local police. Timely reporting to the police is an important factor in successful investigation and prosecution of crimes, including sexual violence crimes, and may lead to the arrest of an offender or aid in the investigation of other incidents.

An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct has the right to choose whether to file a police report. Filing a police report can result in the investigation of whether sexual violence or related crimes occurred and the prosecution of those crimes against a perpetrator. Reporting the incident to the police or SMC Police Department does not mean an individual is obligated to testify in court.

The SMC Police Department has officers who are specially trained to work with individuals reporting sexual violence. Further, Campus Police has a written guarantee for sexual violence survivors that reflects its primary concern for survivors and emphasizes sensitivity and privacy. Campus Police can also assist in reviewing options with survivors and identifying and facilitating support resources related to:

  • Seeking medical attention
  • Seeking support, advocacy and counseling services
  • Discussing legal options, including seeking protective orders from a court
  • Options under the College's sexual misconduct investigation process
  • Reports of sexual misconduct made to Campus Police will automatically be reported to the Compliance Administrator/Title IX Coordinator regardless of whether the individual who experienced the sexual misconduct chooses to pursue criminal charges.

Johnnie Adams
Chief of Police
Santa Monica Community College District
Santa Monica College Police Department
1718 Pearl St, Santa Monica CA 90405
Non-Emergency Calls: 310-434-4608
Emergency Calls: 310-434-4300