The Torrance Police Department has been proudly serving the community of Torrance for more than 80 years. The Police Department's mission is to preserve public safety and the quality of life; to respond effectively to the changing needs of the community; and to promote mutual respect between the Police Department and the people. The Department's primary concern is community safety. The men and women of the Torrance Police Department are wholeheartedly committed to the goal of keeping our neighborhoods free from crime.
The Torrance Fire Department was established in 1912, and is dedicated to protecting the community and providing life safety; environmental protection; and property conservation through education; hazard reduction; and emergency response. Among the few fire departments in the nation that holds a Class 1 classification by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), the Torrance Fire Department is committed to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, and service to the community.