SAFETY RESOURCES

Welcome!

Greater Palm Springs is known for its diversity and friendliness. Each of our nine cities—Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella—offers its own blend of experiences. Nevertheless, it’s always good to take precautions when visiting a new destination.

To ensure safe travels not only here but anywhere you may visit, we offer some suggestions and resources below.

Greater Palm Springs Public Safety Contacts

Emergency Line                                                              911

Desert Hot Springs Police Department                         760-329-2904

Palm Springs Police Department                                 760-323-8116

Cathedral City Police Department                              760-770-0300                

Rancho Mirage – Riverside County Sheriff                  760-836-3215

Palm Desert Police Department                                  760-836-1600

Indian Wells – Riverside County Sheriff                        760-836-3215

La Quinta – Riverside County Sheriff                            760-836-3215                            

Indio Police Department                                              760-391-4057

Coachella – Riverside County Sheriff                          760-836-3215

Greater Palm Springs Local Hospitals

Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs
760-323-6511

Eisenhower Health, Rancho Mirage
760-340-3911

John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Indio
760-347-6191

Earthquake Preparedness

An earthquake is a sudden and rapid shaking of the ground caused by the shifting of rocks deep underneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes can happen without warning and result in injuries and damage to property and roads. Earthquakes can cause fires, tsunamis, landslides or avalanches. While they can happen anywhere, areas at higher risk for earthquakes include California.

CLICK HERE to obtain more information to protect yourself and others.

Additional Safety & Security Resources

Planners who lack a system for managing meeting safety and security may be courting disaster because they remain vulnerable to a wide variety of threats. The need for comprehensive crisis management is greater than ever. Recent trends in violence have increased awareness that it can happen at hotels and resorts at any time.

To assist meeting planners with this important topic, here are some industry resources to help you get started:

Department of Homeland Security

Offering a variety of resources for many situations

https://www.dhs.gov/

Corporate & Incentive Travel

“Navigating Risk in a World Full of Fear”

http://www.themeetingmagazines.com/cit/navigating-risk-world-full-fear/?post_type=

MPI

“The Essential Guide to Safety & Security”

https://www.mpi.org/essential-guide

International Association of Exhibits & Events

“Online Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Preparedness Training”

https://www.iaee.com/tpop/

“Security Initiative FAQs”

https://www.iaee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Keyway-FAQ-1.pdf