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The LAPD is working with our city, county, state and federal partners to provide you with the most up-to-date informatio...
03/12/2020
Mayor Garcetti issues new orders to help protect the public, slow spread of novel coronavirus

The LAPD is working with our city, county, state and federal partners to provide you with the most up-to-date information as it pertains to the #Coronavirus. Please follow CDC and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for the latest info.

https://www.lamayor.org/mayor-garcetti-issues-new-orders-help-protect-public-slow-spread-novel-coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today ordered City departments and agencies to take additional steps that can help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), strengthening the local response to the outbreak with measures that include new limits on public gatherings in City facilities.

03/12/2020
LAPD Detectives Seek Murder Suspect

On Monday, January 6th, around 7:30 p.m., a victim was shot & killed in the area of Olympic & Alvarado Street. The suspect, seen in this video, is described as an older male White or Hispanic with long hair in a ponytail. Any info contact LAPD Central Bureau Homicide (323) 342-8960.

Unified LA
03/08/2020

Unified LA

#IfYouFlyWeCant #WeRunLA #GoRunLA #LAMarathon2020 #UnifiedLA LAPD Headquarters Los Angeles Fire Department LADOT Official City of Santa Monica Government Los Angeles County Fire Department

Unified LA
03/08/2020

Unified LA

If you see something, say something message: If you see suspicious activity, unattended bags, or lewd behavior, please inform nearby uniformed personnel. LAPD Headquarters Santa Monica Police Department Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Coronavirus #COVID19 is on everyone’s mind these days, but volunteers in our Valley Bureau are putting more than just th...
03/06/2020

Coronavirus #COVID19 is on everyone’s mind these days, but volunteers in our Valley Bureau are putting more than just thought into it—they’re showing the power of partnership by preparing personal protective kits for our ofcrs. 1st responders are bound to service no matter the circumstances.

We heard stories of bravery, of sacrifice, of commitment. Today’s award ceremony was an opportunity to thank those who c...
03/06/2020

We heard stories of bravery, of sacrifice, of commitment. Today’s award ceremony was an opportunity to thank those who continue to display the oath they took — an oath to serve their communities.

03/05/2020

This could’ve had a tragic outcome. Fortunately the driver survived with minor injuries, but this should serve as a good reminder to all of us — pay attention near train tracks, and always obey all traffic signals and devices.

Earlier today officers from LAPD’s Newton Division received multiple calls of a suspect shooting into the air & pointing...
03/02/2020

Earlier today officers from LAPD’s Newton Division received multiple calls of a suspect shooting into the air & pointing a gun at passerbys. A quick response & good tactics led to the suspect being taken into custody. This could’ve had a tragic ending — but tonight our streets are a bit safer.

We couldn’t be more proud — our very own Josh Rubenstein and his “Our LAPD Story” podcast has been named a finalist for ...
02/29/2020
Government Social Media

We couldn’t be more proud — our very own Josh Rubenstein and his “Our LAPD Story” podcast has been named a finalist for the prestigious Government Social Media Golden Post Award.

Listen 🎙 buzzsprout.com/203568

Announcing the Golden Post Awards finalists 🏆
Congratulations to the finalists and huge thanks to all of our judges - we couldn’t have done it without you. Join us in celebrating one winner from each category at #GSMCON2020 during the Golden Post Awards Ceremony March 25.

See you there!

02/27/2020

To help community members who otherwise cannot schedule an appointment for passport service, our friends at the US Postal Service will be having two Passport Fairs in the Los Angeles area:

Van Nuys Post Office at 15701 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406, will accept walk-ins for passport applications on Sunday, March 1st, 29th and April 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

https://about.usps.com/newsroom/local-releases/ca/2020/0221-sunday-passport-fair-van-nuys-post-office.htm

Glendale Post Office at 313 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91209, will accept walk-ins for passport applications on Thursday, March 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 21st from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

https://about.usps.com/newsroom/local-releases/ca/2020/0221-passport-fair-glendale-post-office.htm

02/27/2020

Some have described it as the most effective move in sports — the kickball bunt. Officer Nua performing it to perfection.

A high-five....a little help with those shoelaces. It’s the little things — those moments that happen day in and day out...
02/26/2020

A high-five....a little help with those shoelaces. It’s the little things — those moments that happen day in and day out — that fill your heart.

LAPD 77th Street Community Police Station

Nothing like some good ol friendly rivalry for a good cause. It's the LAPD vs Los Angeles Fire Department in the 9-1-1 B...
02/25/2020

Nothing like some good ol friendly rivalry for a good cause.

It's the LAPD vs Los Angeles Fire Department in the 9-1-1 BBQ Battle on Saturday February 29th. Join us and Operation BBQ Relief to see who wins the battle of the grills, presented by Farmers Insurance and benefitting the Los Angeles Police Foundation and Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.

It’s free and open to the public, but you need to register to attend.

Attendance is limited, so make sure you RSVP before its too late!

Click here ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farmers-insurance-presents-the-9-1-1-bbq-battle-registration-91935524629

Staples Center
02/24/2020

Staples Center

We kindly ask that all fans without a ticket to Monday’s Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant to please stay home and watch with family and friends. The celebration of life will not be shown on screens outside of STAPLES Center or L.A. LIVE. Fans with tickets please note the street closures and allow additional time to arrive. Doors open at 8am and the program will start at 10am.

02/22/2020

Decorated veteran ✅

Member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen ✅

Proud Angeleno ✅

First ever recipient of the LAPD’s ‘Heroes Among Us’ Award ✅

Lieutenant Colonel Otis Cowley Jr, on behalf of our agency, our city, and our country...

Thank you.

02/21/2020
NBC LA

We are working closely with the organizers of Kobe Bryant’s Celebration of Life, taking place Feb 24 at Staples Center, including AEG & the Los Angeles Lakers organization. Watch the press conference for further details, including traffic info & closures.

Watch Live: Police expected to discuss road closures, checkpoints and procedures for fans with and without tickets ahead of the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial Monday at Staples Center. http://4.nbcla.com/sHqC5OE

02/21/2020
End Of Watch Broadcast

The End Of Watch broadcast is played at your retirement as a recap of your LAPD career. Having it read by your daughter, a fellow LAPD officer, can only make it that much sweeter.

"Mom, enjoy your retirement. You've earned it. I'll take it from here."

‪Two immigrants from Mexico came to Los Angeles with the goal of a better life. Through hard work, perseverance and dedi...
02/19/2020

‪Two immigrants from Mexico came to Los Angeles with the goal of a better life. Through hard work, perseverance and dedication, they ended up the proud parents of two LAPD officers and a firefighter. ‬

‪This is the Hurtado family. ‬

02/18/2020

Traffic Advisory for Presidential Visit:

Click the link below for a list of the areas of Los Angeles & Beverly Hills that should be avoided today, when possible, to prevent travel delays for community members.

http://lapdonline.org/home/news_view/66288

02/14/2020

164 days ago, this group stepped through the ramparts of our Academy to start their LAPD story.

On that same day 31 years before, Officer Pratt’s story tragically ended.

As the newest generation of LAPD Officers graduate today, we vow to never forget Officer Pratt.

02/12/2020
LAPD Bloodhound Finds a Suspect

Bloodhounds are considered to have a sense of smell 40 times more powerful than a human.

Several days ago the call came in — help was needed track down a suspect involved in a fatal hit & run. K9 Rylee responded, leading officers to the suspect’s doorstep. Great job Rylee.

02/11/2020
Los Angeles Fire Department

Los Angeles Fire Department

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas joined Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and LAFD Medical Director, Marc Eckstein MD, at the LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park on February 11, 2020 to announce the expansion of the LAFD’s Fast Response Vehicle (FRV) program.

The LAFD now has four FRV’s in service citywide, which provide a flexible, multi-mission resource to respond to fire and emergency medical service calls.

The firefighter/paramedics assigned to LAFD FRV’s have a unique authorization from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to medically clear certain patients experiencing acute behavioral crises or chronic public inebriation for transport to either a Mental Health Urgent Care Center or Sobering Center, rather than to a traditional hospital emergency room.

This brings the total to 10 LAFD field resources now approved to clear patients to alternative destinations, instead of simply transporting them to the hospital emergency room.

In addition, all LAFD FRV personnel are now certified Tactical EMS (TEMS) units and are available to support LAPD SWAT Team efforts. With the addition of FRV 82 in Hollywood, the LAFD now has FRV's assigned within all four of the Department's geographic bureaus.

02/11/2020

The LAPD has 13,000 men & women — each with their own personal story.

In this podcast episode, we share the story of Officer Georges Kanzoghian, who grew up in war-torn Lebanon, and instead of saying “it’s not fair”, took destiny into his own hands.

Listen ➡️ https://www.buzzsprout.com/203568/2699650-war-torn-optimism

‪We heard it takes some hours to get ready for the #Oscars...Not for this LAPD Hollywood Officer...
02/10/2020

‪We heard it takes some hours to get ready for the #Oscars...

Not for this LAPD Hollywood Officer...

Tomorrow’s Police Officer?Future Quarterback?President in 2040?Even though her path is yet to be determined, the sky is ...
02/09/2020

Tomorrow’s Police Officer?
Future Quarterback?
President in 2040?

Even though her path is yet to be determined, the sky is the limit for this LAPD Cadet—and every other member of the next generation.

02/05/2020
L.A. This Week

L.A. This Week

The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent in Southern California. It's celebrated with colorful festivals, parades, and most importantly, large family gatherings. It is also a time when ancestors are fondly remembered and families give thanks for their blessings.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles

Watching the Super Bowl today? Enjoy the game & celebrate responsibly, because even though our jailers are friendly folk...
02/02/2020

Watching the Super Bowl today? Enjoy the game & celebrate responsibly, because even though our jailers are friendly folks, this is one place where you don’t want to spend the final quarter. #SBLIV

02/02/2020

New Decade. Safer City.

Violent crime & gang-related homicides are at historic lows, and the work of LAPD gang officers, through proactive patrols & use of investigative tools, continues to be paramount in reduction of crime — but never too busy to teach a good 4 seam fastball.

Staples Center
02/01/2020

Staples Center

01/30/2020
L.A. This Week

L.A. This Week

The City of Angels welcomes the Graduating LAPD Class of 8-19. Called to bring calm to chaos, the 38 diverse officers of this class included 27 men and 11 women who have dutifully pledged to protect and serve all of LA.

Interested in a career with the LAPD? Visit joinlapd.com and choose your future today.

Our hearts are broken with the news from media reports of the loss of Kobe Bryant & his daughter Gianna. He will always ...
01/26/2020

Our hearts are broken with the news from media reports of the loss of Kobe Bryant & his daughter Gianna. He will always be a figure that captured the imagination of generations of Angelenos. Our thoughts are with his family during this unimaginably difficult time as we all mourn.

The Mayor's Crisis Response Team (CRT) is a volunteer organization committed to providing resources and support to survi...
01/23/2020

The Mayor's Crisis Response Team (CRT) is a volunteer organization committed to providing resources and support to survivors of critical incidents in the City of Los Angeles.

Members of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) are volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles Fire Departments. CRT Volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention and act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel. Referrals are also given to victims and their families affected by a death, violent crimes or traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicide, suicide, serious traffic accidents, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents, officer involved shootings and other major incidents.

Are you compassionate and looking to help your community?

Are you willing to provide support and resources during times of crisis?

Can you commit to volunteering 36 on-call hours per month?

Application & Training: Those interested in volunteering are required to complete an application and attend an interview session. The six-week training program for the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team provides volunteers with knowledge and hands on training to help CRT volunteers respond to critical incidents.

CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

When: Tuesday & Thursday for 3 hours (6:00pm-9:00pm). Three Saturdays for 8 hours.

Where: LAPD Academy at Elysian Park

Dates: April 2nd, 2020 – May 22nd, 2022 Application Deadline: February 28th, 2019

Spring 2020 Application Information

Deadline is February 28th, 2020 To learn more or request an application please visit our website: http://lacrt.org/volunteer

A link to the application can be found under the “Volunteer” tab or email: [email protected]

Bilingual and Veteran Volunteers Encouraged to Apply

01/21/2020

Fatal Shooting in West Los Angeles

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.

On January 20, 2020 around 10:17 p.m., Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Station responded to a call of an altercation at the Century City Mall. The call was upgraded to a shooting in progress.

When officers arrived, they found a male adult victim outside of the mall who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s identity is being held until the notification to next of kin.

The incident unfolded when a dispute occurred between two separate groups inside of a restaurant. Females were involved in a fight. A fight then occurred outside of the restaurant and the suspect armed himself and shot the victim multiple times outside of the restaurant. This homicide is possibly gang related.

The suspect was described as a male Black, approximately 25-30 years of age, 5’ 7”, 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect left the location on foot, exiting the Eastern stairway to Santa Monica Boulevard.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

LAPD Officer-Involved Shooting in Culver City**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investiga...
01/18/2020

LAPD Officer-Involved Shooting in Culver City
**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
Culver City: Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred early Saturday afternoon.
On January 11, 2020, around 12:40 p.m., radio calls were generated by citizens reporting a “Man with a Gun” in the area of South Sepulveda Boulevard and South Venice Boulevard, an intersection that acts as the border between the City of Los Angeles (Pacific Area) and Culver City. A field supervisor assigned to Pacific Patrol Division was in the area and responded east on South Venice Boulevard toward the location. Upon arrival, the supervisor observed the suspect on the south sidewalk of South Venice Boulevard at Tuller Avenue. The supervisor stopped his police vehicle, exited and immediately observed the suspect pointing what he believed to be a handgun at him. A nearby witness also observed the suspect and believed the item in his hand was a gun as well. An OIS occurred and the suspect was struck by gunfire. He fell to the ground and was then taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect was treated at scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics and was then transported by Culver City Fire Department Paramedics to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
A bicycle part was located in the suspect’s hand and was recovered as evidence.
No officers or innocent bystanders were injured during this incident.

Click the link for the full news release http://lapdonline.org/home/news_view/66195

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