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Today, West Hollywood Sheriff's Station Captain Ed Ramirez and Deputy Schwartzman collected items that were donated by W...

Today, West Hollywood Sheriff's Station Captain Ed Ramirez and Deputy Schwartzman collected items that were donated by West Hollywood personnel, to be sent over to LASD personnel who are currently deployed overseas. We want them to know that we are praying for their safe return, and they are always in our thoughts and prayers.

We encourage the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office to work co...

We encourage the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office to work collaboratively with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department unions to encourage vaccinations.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva


Good morning residents of the County of Los Angeles,

This week’s Newsletter featured topics: LASD Members Participate in a 24 Hour Rowing Challenge to Raise Money for a Good Cause, LASD K-9 Satoshi: First Electronic Detection Dog in LASD History, LASD Narcotics Bureau Arrest Man for Narcotics Sales in Connection with Venice Homeless Outreach Organization, and Sheriff Villanueva Joins Beaches and Parks 4 All to Address Concerns with Homelessness and Protection of Public Space.

It’s been a busy summer so far, but the goal is to stay connected with the communities we proudly serve.

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“As the Sheriff of the County of Los Angeles, it is important to me to be involved within the community to make a difference.”

-Sheriff Villanueva-



Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science and contradicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has authority to enforce the order, but the underfunded/defunded Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance.

We encourage the DPH to work collaboratively with the Board of Supervisors and law enforcement to establishment mandates that are both achievable and supported by science.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva


President John F. Kennedy in a joint resolution with Congress, enacted #NationalPoliceWeek in 1962. This week we honor peace officers across the U.S.A. for their duty, service, sacrifice & commitment in enforcing laws across this nation, protecting & keeping communities safe.

Photos from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's post

Photos from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's post


Dear County of Los Angeles residents, my 2nd newsletter is now out.

It is my pleasure to provide you a brief overview on how I as Sheriff, and @LASDHQ, get to partner with you, the community, on all exciting things occurring within the county.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva


Dear @Countyofla residents, welcome to my 1st newsletter. It is my pleasure to provide you a brief overview on how I as Sheriff, and @LASDHQ, get to partner with you, the community, on all the exciting things occurring within the county



October 5, 2020

Today, I learned of the latest Office of Inspector General (OIG) report.

Conspicuously absent from the report is the fact the OIG had multiple opportunities to address the “Banditos” issue during the four years under my predecessor but chose to remain silent. This is because his job as a political appointee is to do whatever the Board instructs him to do. Mr. Huntsman now claims the past is the present, while willfully omitting all of the progress which has been made. His actions are purely politically driven and an attempt to undermine the reputation of the Department.

The report alleges investigators did not conduct a thorough investigation into the Kennedy Hall deputy on deputy fight. This is false. Both criminal and administrative investigations were conducted where investigators interviewed over 70 involved parties and witnesses in the case. In addition, this case was submitted to the District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division (JSID) for their review and their office concluded there was insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The facts are that immediately after taking office, I relieved the East Los Angeles Station captain of his command, overhauled the entire leadership of the station, and transferred 36 personnel. In February of 2020, I became the first and only sheriff to successfully implement a policy specifically addressing employee groups which violate the rights of other employees or members of the public.

3-01/050.83. Employee Groups which Violate Rights of Other Employees or Members of the Public (

On August 13, 2020, at the conclusion of the Kennedy Hall fight between deputies investigation, I held a press conference to publish the results of the investigation for the public. Twenty-six deputies involved in that early morning fight were either suspended or terminated. As has become his pattern, Mr. Huntsman seems to have once again intentionally omitted facts which do not further his political agenda.
Please view our August 13, 2020, press conference:


$100K REWARD OFFER in Manhunt for Suspect in Ambush Shooting of 2 LA Sheriff’s Deputies #Compton

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of two LASD deputies. The incident was reported Saturday, September 12, 2020, at approximately 6:58 p.m., at the MLK Transit Center in Compton.

A lone gunman ambushed two of our deputies last night. The suspect approached the vehicle from behind and fired several rounds from his firearm at the deputies, striking them. The deputies sustained critical injuries.

The suspect is described as a male Black 28-30 years-old, wearing dark clothing. He was last seen northbound on Willowbrook Avenue in a black 4-door sedan.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said “We at the LASD would like to offer our sincerest appreciation for the overwhelming support being offered from all over the Nation. We also wish to thank the LA County Board of Supervisors for sponsoring the $100K reward for the arrest and conviction of this coward."

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website


To those protesting at South LA Sheriff’s Station:

We support the community wanting to protest, to peacefully exercise their 1st Amendment rights. However, we are concerned there are individuals from outside of the community, and state, wanting to incite riots. Those individuals have already committed acts of vandalism, looting and assaults utilizing rocks, pipes and mortars.

Everyone’s public safety is our priority. If you are in the area, please be aware of your surroundings so that you are not hurt by those inciting violence.


Photos from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's post

Photos from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's post


Go Safely, California: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

September is Pedestrian Safety Month and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will join law enforcement agencies across the state to educate the public on how to be safe when walking or driving.

While the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire emergencies have had an impact on Californians, the safety of pedestrians remains a cause for concern.

Since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed or injured on California roads has increased dramatically, accounting for nearly 25% of all roadway deaths. A report released earlier this year by the Governors Highway Association (GHSA) projected that pedestrian deaths in 2019 reached the highest point in more than 30 years.

“More people are out walking, exercising and doing what they can to spend a little time outdoors after spending so much time inside staying at home,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant, Robert Hill said. “Looking out for one another is the least we can do during these difficult times.”

For the safety of everyone walking or driving, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol throughout the month of September specifically looking for violations made by drivers and pedestrians that make roads unsafe.

These violations include speeding, illegal turns, failure to yield, not stopping for signs or signals, and pedestrians who do not cross in marked crosswalks or designated crossing areas.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department offers steps drivers and pedestrians can take to be safe:

• Ditch the distractions. Keep your eyes up and phones down, especially when crossing the street.
• Always use marked crosswalks, preferably at stop signs or signals.
• Make eye contact and nod or wave at drivers. A quick nod or wave is an easy way to let a driver know you see them, and they see you.
• Be extra careful crossing streets or entering crosswalks at night when it is harder to see. Get in the habit of walking with a flashlight or wearing a reflective vest so it is easier for drivers to spot you.
• If you need to briefly walk into the street to maintain social distancing on sidewalks, remember to look both ways for cars.

• Slow down on busy streets and at intersections.
• Avoid distractions, which includes cell phones, eating, using in-dash touch screens, or turning to talk to passengers.
• Be extra careful approaching crosswalks. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians. Stop prior to the crosswalk.
• Try to avoid blocking the crosswalk when making a right-hand turn.
• Have your headlights on and slow down at night when pedestrians are difficult to see.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website

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Sheriff Alex Villanueva visited with the daughter of 80 y/o assault Victim Roberto Flores-Lopez & his beloved family.

Mr. Flores-Lopez passed after injuries he sustained during a robbery in Lancaster.

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love & support surrounding you.



As Sheriff of Los Angeles County, I am responsible for public safety while enforcing the laws of this state. Effective March 4, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom issued both…

Photos from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's post

Photos from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's post


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Retired Nurse Sherry A. Roberts.

Sherry served as a nurse with LASD for over 20 years, until her retirement. We knew her as a mentor and a friend. She was beloved, and for good reason. We looked up to her and she looked out for us. She always made sure we were ok, and if we weren’t, she fixed it. She was always one to counsel us on matters of the heart. She made us her priority, no matter how busy she was. She was always there for us. Through her maternal guidance, we learned, we overcame, and we grew.

Sherry’s last Facebook post exemplified her values:

“Hate no one, no matter how much they’ve wronged you. Live Humbly no matter how wealthy you become. Think positively no matter how hard life gets. Give much, even if you’ve been given little. Forgive all, especially yourself. And never stop praying for the best for everyone.”

Sherry, we miss you dearly. Rest in Peace. -Your LASD family

RIP Sherry A. Roberts, 1954-2020.


Sheriff's Statement: Coroner breaks protocol by releasing autopsy results - Jeopardizing investigation

"The unprecedented release of the Andres Guardado autopsy report today by the Medical Examiner-Coroner, Dr. Jonathan Lucas, has the potential to jeopardize the investigation, the filing of the case, and any possible future criminal or administrative proceedings. This move will now force the Sheriff’s Department to use court orders to enforce security holds that exist for only one purpose – to prevent tainting witness testimony prior to interviews"

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“Supervisor Kathryn Barger, you owe the County of Los Angeles residents $30 million dollars for body worn cameras. Please post the transaction publicly tomorrow, no strings and no excuses. The world is watching.”

Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

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