On June 12, 2018, the men and women of the Seaside Police Department participated in the Annual Special Olympics Torch Run. The purpose of the torch run is to raise awareness about the Special Olympics and the athletes that participate. The torch is handed to several participating law enforcement agencies that carry it through many cities within the County of Monterey.
Seaside Police Department also participated in the annual Tip-A-Cop, held at Chili's Restaurant, located at 1349 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard. Members of the department volunteered their time busing tables, refilling drink orders and other miscellaneous serving duties. They worked for "tips" which all went towards the Special Olympic athletes.
National Night Out is an annual event which encourages neighbors to engage in stronger relationships with each other and local law enforcement partners, in an effort to strengthen our communities. Goals of the National Night Out include heightening crime-prevention awareness, building support and participation with crime prevention and eradication programs, and sending out a message that our community is in alliance against crime and criminals.