Community Programs

Huntington Beach Police Explorers

The mission of the Huntington Beach Police Explorers Program is to stimulate interest of today’s youth in law enforcement practices and the Explorer Code of Ethics; to promote self-confidence and responsibility; and to provide specific services to the community. The program is designed for character building, leadership development, team work, community service and good citizenship.

 The program provides education and firsthand experience in the field of law enforcement. This co-ed youth program is designed to expose young men and women, ages 14 through 20 (maximum age to apply is 19), to careers in law enforcement. Through involvement, this program will establish and awareness of the complexities of law enforcement services. 

The Police Explorer Program serves as a potential recruitment tool for future men and women in law enforcement and as a community relations effort between the Huntington Beach Police Department, the youth and the community as a whole.

Please visit our Police Explorers page to learn more about the program.

Huntington Beach Police Citizen's Academy

The Huntington Beach Police Department is proud to offer the Citizens Academy. This program is designed to increase the understanding of the Police Department. The academy is offered in the spring of each year, and runs 11 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Please visit our Citizen's Academy page to learn more about the program.

HBPD Volunteer Program

The Huntington Beach Police Department has various active volunteer programs available to serve the community. To learn more, please visit our Volunteer Programs page.

Car Seat Check-up

The Huntington Beach Police Department will be holding a FREE car seat check-up event at the Police Department Parking Lot on Saturday, March 12, between 9am and 12pm. Due to the hands-on nature of this event, appointments are required. Capacity is limited, so we encourage anyone interested in taking part in this event to register soon.

To register, please visit our Car Seat Check-up Event Page

HBPD Liasion to the Human Relations Committee

HBPD provides a dedicated liaison to support the Human Relations Committee whose mission is “to inspire and promote mutual understanding, respect, and safety and the well-being of all in our community through education and engagement”.  The HRC and HBPD Liaison provides support to all members of our community, including those representing LGBTQ+ and various ethnic, age, and religious groups.  The Police Department Liaison provides monthly reports on hate crimes and incidents and provides a valuable perspective to the Committee.   

The Liaison is Sgt. Anthony Pham who can be reached at (714) 878-5640.  The Human Relations Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:45PM at the Civic Center.  More information is available on the Human Relations Committee website.

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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Police Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Request non-emergency police service:
(714) 960-8825
General Information:
(714) 960-8811
Fax: (714) 536-5605
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