Indian Wells belongs to the Coachella Valley Emergency Managers Group, which meets monthly. The group participates in drills and special training courses. Its goal is to ensure orderly response to any foreseeable emergency.
If an emergency occurs, the city's response will be conducted from the Indian Wells Emergency Operations Center, located at the police sub-station adjacent to City Hall. Fully equipped to run off a generator if needed, and with special phones that remain live during emergencies, the building itself can withstand an 8.0 earthquake.