Staying Safe in Orinda~Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda's Top Safety Officials


Following an armed robbery that occurred in an Orinda residential driveway last fall, community members asked Orinda Association President, Cindy Powell, to bring together Orinda safety officials to address community concerns, resulting in a November 2016 Orinda Safety Forum. Open to the public, the forum featured police, fire, and emergency preparedness officials, who shared important information and answered questions on safety. Produced and created by Susan Garell, the video Staying Safe in Orinda~Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda's Top Safety Officials is based on the forum and further in-depth interviews.  

The airdates countywide on CCTV Comcast Channel 27 are as follows through June 30th:
Monday, 8 pm
Wednesday, 10 am
Friday, 2 pm
Sunday, 9 am

The airdates in Lamorinda on CCTV Comcast Channel 26 are as follows through June 30th:
Tues & Thurs  7 pm
Sun, Weds & Fri 11 am
Mon & Sat 3 pm

Important Emergency Numbers In and Around Lamorinda

Who to Call

We are very fortunate to live in such a resourceful community – both online and offline - but it can be overwhelming trying to find the exact number to call when the need to make an urgent call arises. Here's a list of community resources that will help you find out who to call. In a life-threatening emergency, immediately call 9-1-1.

Police Services

Note that cell phone 9-1-1 calls made near freeways are routed to CHP, and the dispatcher does not receive the same details as a landline call (location, emergency jurisdictions). To reach local police on your cell, dial the dispatch number directly.
Lafayette Police Department
 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 130 (Desco Plaza), Lafayette 24 Hour Dispatch Number (925) 284-5010 Mainline: (925)283-3680
Moraga Police Department
329 Rheem Blvd., Moraga 24 Hour Dispatch Number (925) 284-5010 Main Line: (925) 376-2515
Orinda Police Department{B7C9FC74-5440-4274-BA91-7B9206C8411F}

 22 Orinda Way, Orinda 24 Hour Dispatch Number (925) 284-5010 or (925) 646-2441 Main Line: (925) 254.6820
Walnut Creek Police Department
 Dispatch: (925) 935-6400 Non Emergency Police Services: 925-943-5844
Concord Police Department

 Emergency from Cell Phone: (925) 671-3333 Customer Service: (925) 671-3220
Berkeley Police Department

 Emergency from Cell Phone: (510) 981-5911 Non Emergency Services: (510) 981-5900
Oakland Police Department
 Emergency from Cell Phone: (510) 777-3211 Non Emergency Services: (510) 777-3333
San Francisco Police Department

 Emergency from a Cell Phone: (415) 553-8090 Non Emergency Services: (415) 553-0123
Contra Costa Sheriff (925) 335-1500
California Highway Patrol (CHP)

 24 Hour Non Emergency Services: (800) 835-5247
Bay Area Crime Stoppers

 800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477)

Fire and Rescue

Moraga- Orinda Fire District

 33 Orinda Way, Orinda Main: (925) 258-4599 Emergency Medical Service Office: (925) 258-4525

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Lafayette, Walnut Creek)
 Administrative Offices: 2010 Geary Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Non Emergency Services: (925) 941-3300 Emergency from Cell Phone: (925) 933-1313

California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE)

 Main: (408) 779-6611 Arson Hotline: (800) 468-448

Hospitals and Emergency Centers

John Muir Medical Center Emergency Services
 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek (925) 939-5800

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Emergency Services

 Alta Bates Campus 2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley (510) 204-4444 Summit Campus, Merritt Pavilion 350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland (510) 655-4000

Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center and Medical Offices
 Emergency services: 1425 South Main St., Walnut Creek
 Main: 925-295-4000  Emergency Services/Advice (24 hours): 925-295-4070

Contra Costa Health Services
 50 Douglas Drive, Martinez

  • Health Emergency Information Line (West Nile Virus and other health concerns: (888) 959-9911
  • Environmental health issues such as garbage, pools, medical waste, mold, restaurants: (925) 692-2500
  • Potential hazards such as spills and dumping: (925) 646-2286
  • Child Protective Services: (510) 374-3324
  • Domestic Violence (shelter and crisis counseling): 1-888-215-5555
  • Health Services General Information: (925) 957-5400
  • Household Hazardous Waste: 1-800-750-4096
  • Lead Poisoning Abatement/Prevention: 1-866-FIX-LEAD;
  • Rape Crisis: 1-800-670-7273
  • Rats/Vector Control: (925) 685-9301
  • Senior Services: 1-800-510-2020
  • Travel Immunizations: (925) 313-6488

Poison Control Center
 (800) 222-1222


Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
 Offices and Treatment Plant: 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez, CA 94553 Main: (925) 228-9500

  • Sewer Spills: (925) 933-0990
  • Odors - Sewers or Treatment Plant: (925) 335-7703
  • Sewer Maintenance & Repairs: (925) 933-0990
  • Reporting Illegal Discharges or Spills into Sewer System: (925) 229-7288 (during business hours) and (925) 229-7214 (after business hours)

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)

 To report a water emergency (e.g. open hydrant, main break, or other EBMUD water-related emergency) call 1-866-40-EBMUD (1-866-403-2683) anytime.

Gas and Electric
If you smell natural gas, see downed power lines, or suspect another emergency situation, leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PG&E at (800)-743-5000. Power outages: (800) PGE-5002.

Public Works

To report an emergency after regular business hours and all day on weekends and holidays, contact the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department at (925) 646-2441. What constitutes an emergency? Fallen trees that block roadways or cause other hazards, flooding, potholes, streetlight/traffic signal outages, clogged storm drains, sink hole or trench failure in roadways, water main breaks, etc.

Lafayette Public Works Department   (925) 299-3259

Moraga Public Works Department
  (925) 888-7026

Orinda Public Works Department{9E22F2A6-66A2-407B-9A3E-D18D98B0CAE2}
(925) 253-4231