Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is the largest sheriff's department in the world. In addition to specialized services, such as the Sheriff's Youth Foundation, International Liaison and Employee Support Services, the Department is divided into eleven divisions, each headed by a Division Chief. There are four patrol divisions (Central, East, North, and South), Custody Operations Division, Correctional Services Division, Detective Division, Court Services Division, Technical Services Division, Office of Homeland Security, Administrative Services Division, and Leadership and Training Division.

Mission: Our Mission to enforce the law fairly and within constitutional authority; to be proactive in our approach to crime prevention; to enhance public trust through accountability; to maintain a constitutionally sound and rehabilitative approach to incarceration; to provide a safe and secure court system; to maintain peace and order; and to work in partnership with the communities we serve to ensure the highest possible quality of life. Our Creed: My goals are simple, I will always be painfully honest, work as hard as I can, learn as much as I can and hopefully make a difference in people's lives. Deputy David W. March EOW April 29, 2002 Our Core Values: COURAGE - COMPASSION - PROFESSIONALISM - ACCOUNTABILITY - RESPECT With integrity, compassion, and courage, we serve our communities-- protecting life and property, being diligent and professional in our acts and deeds, holding ourselves and each other accountable for our actions at all times, while respecting the dignity and rights of all. Earning the Public Trust Every Day!

LASD extends its sincere condolences & prayers to our family at the Phoenix Police Department for the loss of Commander ...
03/30/2020

LASD extends its sincere condolences & prayers to our family at the Phoenix Police Department for the loss of Commander Greg Carnicle, who was killed in the line of duty today. May you be in God’s arms. #ThankYouForYourService #LODD

Unfortunately we have to remind everyone of CA Penal Code 374.4. (a) It is unlawful to litter or cause to be littered in...
03/29/2020

Unfortunately we have to remind everyone of CA Penal Code 374.4. (a) It is unlawful to litter or cause to be littered in or upon public or private property. A person, firm, or corporation violating this section is guilty of an infraction. The fines are $250-$750.

Place your used gloves, masks and masks in the trash! We are seeing this everywhere. #FlattenTheCurve #Coronavirus

03/29/2020
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station

Happy Birthday Jonathan from all at #LASD !!

If you saw a few patrol cars near Soledad Canyon/ Shadow Pines Blvd in Canyon Country this afternoon, everything was fine. We heard of a boy who needed some cheer because his b-day party was cancelled. When we learned he loves police, we thought it most appropriate to do a drive-by. 🚔👍

#saferathome #flattenthecurve

03/29/2020
Austin Dave

#LASD B-Day Drive-By 🚔 🚒 🎂

This is a great weekend morning story! Happy Birthday Jonathan & thanks to City of Santa Clarita Government Community & First responders!

Jonathan Haselbusch is known for bringing joy to people...even on his 17th birthday.
But, he never expected his own community to return the favor.

From Canyon Country, here’s my story about a young man with special needs getting love from his heroes, the ones that didn't let COVID-19 ruin his birthday.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating ...
03/28/2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating At Risk Missing Person, Richard Gillette, a 46-year-old male Black.

Mr. Gillette, a resident of Compton, was last seen on Thursday, March 27, 2020 at 1:05 P.M., near the 800 block of S. Center Ave in the City of Compton wearing a Gold jacket, dark grey shirt and brown pants.

Mr. Gillette is described as 5’07”,130 lbs, with black eyes and bald head. He suffers from diminished mental capacity and his family is concerned for his well being.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Youth Services Unit, has developed an online curriculum for explorer recrui...
03/28/2020

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Youth Services Unit, has developed an online curriculum for explorer recruits for Academy Class 104. This explorer recruit class is comprised of 160 recruits from LASD and participating police agencies.

This online curriculum allows recruits to attend online “live” classes to continue the academy from home, without compromising their ability to graduate.

For the first time, the 16 weeks LASD Explorer Academy has ever gone “online.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is committed to keeping our young recruits safe while practicing social distancing.

🦠 If you MUST leave your house this weekend for an essential need (work, Dr. Appt, pick up prescription, buy groceries, ...
03/28/2020

🦠 If you MUST leave your house this weekend for an essential need (work, Dr. Appt, pick up prescription, buy groceries, bank or post office) PLEASE protect yourself & protect your family 🦠

🧼 🖐

#COVID19 #SaferAtHome #FlattenTheCurve #SocialDistancing

⚠️ Residents of LA County will be receiving Emergency Alerts & Public Safety Alerts that look like this if your governme...
03/28/2020

⚠️ Residents of LA County will be receiving Emergency Alerts & Public Safety Alerts that look like this if your government alerts are turned ON in your phone settings ⚠️

#SaferAtHome #FlattenTheCurve #COVID19

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating ...
03/28/2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Hector Aguilera, a 64-year-old male Hispanic.

Mr. Aguilera, a resident of Los Angeles County, was last seen on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:00 P.M., near the 25800 block of Browning Place in the City of Stevenson Ranch wearing a peach color dress shirt,with black and tan pants.

Mr. Aguilera is described as 6’02”, 175 lbs, with black eyes and greyish black hair. He has difficulty walking and needs to take seizure medication.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locatin...
03/27/2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Elia Alexandra Hamilton, a 26-year-old female White.

Hamilton, a resident of Los Angeles County, was last seen on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. near the 17000 block of Simonds Street in the city of Granada Hills. She was last seen wearing a grey “Cleveland” sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Hamilton is described as 5’03”, 160 lbs, hazel eyes and short brown hair. She suffers from Bi-Polar disorder and is 8 weeks pregnant. Her loved ones are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit, Sergeant Mike Rodriguez, Detective Abraham or Detective Pereida 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

It’s Friday help us THANK & tag a #COVID19 Hero! THANK YOU from #LASD 🚔 🚒 👨‍🏫 👩‍⚕️🚛🏩🏡 👨‍⚕️🧑🏽‍🚒🧑🏼‍🔬👩🏻‍🌾We’d like to take ...
03/27/2020

It’s Friday help us THANK & tag a #COVID19 Hero!

THANK YOU from #LASD 🚔 🚒 👨‍🏫 👩‍⚕️🚛🏩🏡 👨‍⚕️🧑🏽‍🚒🧑🏼‍🔬👩🏻‍🌾

We’d like to take a moment to THANK all healthcare professionals, our first responder partners, essential business workers that remain open (grocery stores & restaurants), truckers, farmers AND all the new Bonus Teacher-Parents who became teachers after the schools closed down.

Let’s continue to work together in our communities by practicing #SaferAtHome & #SocialDistancing to #FlattenTheCurve !

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locatin...
03/27/2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Andre Orlando-Darel Myles. He is a 47 year-old male who was last seen on March 22, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. at his residence on the 10400 block of South Gramercy Place in the City of Los Angeles.

Mr. Myles is described as 5’07”, 190 lbs., brown eyes, and with black shoulder length dreadlocks hair. He was last seen wearing a Black Sweatshirt, Black Sweatpants, and Gray Slippers.

Mr. Myles has a possible mental health condition.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit, 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will be appearing on the Dr. Phil Show today at 3:00 pm on CBS 2 / KCAL 9, Lo...
03/27/2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will be appearing on the Dr. Phil Show today at 3:00 pm on CBS 2 / KCAL 9, Los Angeles. They will be discussing public safety issues related to the #COVID19 pandemic. #FlattenTheCurve #saferAtHome #SheriffV #LASD

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locatin...
03/27/2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Kwang Sun Kim. He is a 72 year-old male who was last seen on March 23, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. in the area of Mount Baldy.

Mr. Kim is described as 5’07”, 130 lbs., brown eyes, and short black hair. He stated he was going for a hike in the area of Mount Baldy.

His family is concerned for his well-being and asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Missing Persons Unit, 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

❗️Tips from #LASD for Stimulus Check Package Scams❗️1. The government will not ask you to pay any fees or up front charg...
03/26/2020

❗️Tips from #LASD for Stimulus Check Package Scams❗️

1. The government will not ask you to pay any fees or up front charges to receive these benefits.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.⁣

3. Issuing of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.⁣

4. Remember, government agencies do not communicate through social media. Be wary of unsolicited messages.

#COVID19 Scams

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a one hour teleconference this evening, from 6pm to 7pm, to ...
03/26/2020

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a one hour teleconference this evening, from 6pm to 7pm, to provide an executive level briefing on the structure and functions of the County Emergency Operations Center (CEOC).

Members of the Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Bureau staff will be providing specific information on the use of the Operational Area Response and Recovery System (OAARS), procedures for resource requests and an overview of how the CEOC supports the Los Angeles County operational area during an emergency.

For those unable to participate in today’s teleconference a second teleconference will be held Friday, March 27, 2020, at 6pm to 7pm. We look forward to providing this informative conference to all of you. #LASD

03/26/2020
Press Conference

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Provides Information and Updates Related to the Emergency Operations Center, COVID-19 Scams, and L.A. County Board Motion to Remove Him as Emergency Operations Director

In compliance with California Governor Gavin Newsome's  Executive Order, Gun & ammunition stores are not considered esse...
03/26/2020

In compliance with California Governor Gavin Newsome's Executive Order, Gun & ammunition stores are not considered essential businesses, and will cease to sell to the general public; there are some exceptions. Please see Sheriff Alex Villanueva's statement below: #COVID19 #SaferAtHome #flattenthecurve #LASD #SheriffV

Rumor spreading faster than the Covid19 and it hurts our community as much as the virus. Again, #LASD DO NOT conduct tra...
03/26/2020

Rumor spreading faster than the Covid19 and it hurts our community as much as the virus. Again, #LASD DO NOT conduct traffic stop just because two or more occupants in the vehicle. We are seeking voluntary compliance because we have chosen trust over force, unity of purpose over panic.

#LASD Seeking Public's Help for any info in the Dec 2017 Murder of Brian Keith Greer & David Charles Greer, ComptonLos A...
03/26/2020

#LASD Seeking Public's Help for any info in the Dec 2017 Murder of Brian Keith Greer & David Charles Greer, Compton

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of two male adults. The incident occurred on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 101 East Caldwell St in the City of Compton.

On December 28th of 2017, two men were brutally killed at 106 East Caldwell Street in the City of Compton. One of the victims, Brian Keith Greer, was a Los Angeles County Social Worker who was dedicated to helping others. David Charles Greer had just begun a new phase in his life and was Brian Keith Greer’s cousin. Their families have been devastated by these losses and want the responsible persons to be held accountable.

Both of these men were tragically murdered and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is asking for the public’s assistance in solving this crime.

A white, Chrysler 200, 4 door sedan was seen leaving the scene of the crime and a male Black adult (attached sketch) possibly left in the white Chrysler 200.

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 http://lacrimestoppers.org

Please discuss internet safety with your children. With recent school closures due to #COVID19 many children are using t...
03/26/2020

Please discuss internet safety with your children. With recent school closures due to #COVID19 many children are using the internet and have recently created email accounts or social media profiles to communicate with their friends or complete school work & programs.

Tips from #LASD

💻TALK about Internet safety with children of ALL ages when they engage in online activity.

📲Review & approve games and apps before they are downloaded... especially video, voice, and messaging apps.

🔑Make sure privacy settings are set to the strictest level possible for online gaming systems and electronic devices. You can use parental controls or ask children to scan their device as needed.

👀 Monitor your children’s use of the Internet; keep electronic devices in an open, common room of the house. You can add parental controls & google “vault” or popular “hiding apps”

✅Check your children’s profiles and what they post online. Make sure they are not posting age, address, phone numbers etc.

📸Explain to your children that images aka selfies posted online will be permanently on the Internet.

❌Make sure children know that anyone who asks a child to engage in sexually explicit activity online should be reported to a parent, guardian, or other trusted adult and law enforcement.

🚔Remember that victims should not be afraid to tell law enforcement if they are being sexually exploited. It is not a crime for a child to send sexually explicit images to someone if they are compelled or coerced to do so.

Please visit our website to read full articles on how to protect yourself and your children during this time of national emergency.

https://lasd.org/covid19updates/#protect_yourself

03/25/2020

Thank you Governor Newsom for confirming what we believed was the case, that the Sheriff has the authority to enforce his executive order and keep the public safe during this pandemic.

Good afternoon, we are half-way through this week! At #LASD we are staying at work to keep our communities safe! Please ...
03/25/2020

Good afternoon, we are half-way through this week!

At #LASD we are staying at work to keep our communities safe! Please remember we also have spouses, kids, babies and family members that may be vulnerable or have health conditions waiting for us at home ...

Please continue to wash your hands, use #SocialDistancing and stay home. Let’s work together to #FlattenTheCurve of #COVID19

Who’s is practicing #SaferAtHome ?? If you are, THANK YOU from our deputies & professional staff.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Emergency COVID-19Yesterday, Tuesday March 24, 2020, the Sheriff had a press conference to discu...
03/25/2020

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Emergency COVID-19

Yesterday, Tuesday March 24, 2020, the Sheriff had a press conference to discuss Covid19 from the Emergency Operations Center.

Los Angeles County is now in a new phase of operations. The requirements and the demands coming from multiple sectors and sections of the emergency operations mission are expanding.

#LASD has augmented patrol and deployed an additional 1300 deputies from assignments that are non-frontline patrol personnel.

These new resources are also going to be available for all the independent cities throughout the county. We are in contact with the LA County Chiefs of Police Associations, city managers, and we are working with all our local law enforcement partners and making sure they are fully staffed and aware of our availability.

This is an ongoing process, and #LASD will continue to keep you updated as things change.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has not issued any citations to businesses and we hope to keep it that way. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, “Furthermore, we are not going to be chasing individuals on the street because you’re not six feet apart.”

Sheriff Alex Villanueva wants to thank the public for being very responsible and adhering to the guidelines set forth by the governor. He wanted to make clear our primary goal is public safety and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will continue to do our best and continue to seek voluntary compliance. Together we can #Flattenthecurve

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is a law enforcement agency which serves Los Angeles County, California -- an area totaling approximately 4,084 square miles with a population of almost 10 million people (2010 U.S. Census). It is the largest Sheriff's Department in the world, with approximately 18,000 employees.

LASD provides general law enforcement services to 42 contract cities, 141 unincorporated communities, 216 facilities, hospitals, and clinics located throughout the County, nine (9) community colleges, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and 37 Superior Courts. LASD also provides services such as laboratories and academy training to smaller law enforcement agencies within the County. Additionally, LASD is responsible in securing approximately 18,000 inmates daily in 7 custody facilities which includes providing food and medical treatment.

We are guided by our principle values:


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  • These are more than a job well done; this is our character and our commitment to the humane treatment of those under our authority and care. It is who we are.


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