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City of South Gate Police Department South Gate Police Mission Statement
Proudly dedicated to the highest level of police service, impro

South Gate Police Mission Statement
Proudly dedicated to the highest level of police service, improving quality of life and providing a safe community.

The South Gate Police Department is launching our   routine. The   routine is a nightly reminder to residents to remove ...
10/29/2023

The South Gate Police Department is launching our routine. The routine is a nightly reminder to residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors, lock the doors to their residences, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security systems.

Every night we will send out a nightly reminder ‪at 9pm to lock up. We ask residents to set a nightly reminder on their smartphones or other devices that will remind them to follow the routine.

Criminals look for easy targets. You can make it more difficult for them by following the ! Many vehicle burglaries, and to a lesser degree, stolen vehicles, occur because of vehicles being left unlocked. Criminals walk through neighborhoods, trying vehicle door handles, hoping to find an unlocked vehicle. The best way to prevent vehicle burglaries is to remove all your valuables, lock your vehicle’s doors upon exiting and take the keys to the vehicle inside your residence.

Tire & Wheel Theft-
🔵Buy and install anti-theft lug nuts. Anti-theft lug nuts require a special tool and can make it difficult to steal the wheels of a vehicle.

🔵Park in a secure garage or a well-lit area where the vehicle can be visible.

🔵When parking a car, turn the wheels to a 45-degree angle. This will make it difficult for a thief to get the lug nuts off, because the inner fender will likely be in the way.

🔵Get close to the curb when parallel parking on the street. The closer the vehicle is, the more difficult it will be for a thief to put a jack underneath the parked car. While the street side of your car will still be exposed, at least the tires on the curb side of the car will be better protected.

You are all invited!
10/29/2023

You are all invited!

The following statement was released by the Los Angeles Unified School Police Department:“On October 26, 2023, at approx...
10/29/2023

The following statement was released by the Los Angeles Unified School Police Department:

“On October 26, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Los Angeles School Police Department received reports from school employees of a disturbance at the conclusion of the Legacy High School football game. Two school police officers on site responded. One officer was struck by an individual with a vehicle, which was followed by an officer-involved shooting. The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male, is now being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The two police officers were also transported to a local hospital and have since been released. No additional community members or officers were injured during this incident.

To ensure the integrity of an independent investigation, we have referred the matter to be investigated by third party law enforcement and county entities.

We take this matter very seriously and continue to provide mental health supports for those who may be impacted by these events. Also, out of an abundance of caution, additional supervision and support are being provided to the school.

Los Angeles Unified remains steadfast in our unwavering commitment to support our students, employees and families.

We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement in this ongoing investigation.” There will be extra patrol at Legacy High School to ensure the safety of all students and staff as school classes will continue as normal.

10/29/2023
10/26/2023

See you soon boys and ghouls! Don’t miss our spooktacular trunk or treat event! 🎃👻. October 26, starting at 5pm

10/26/2023

This is a friendly reminder to lock your vehicles and remove your valuables when you park your vehicle

Here are the South Gate PD tips to keep out of your car!

✅ Remove important items from your vehicle.
✅ Park in a well lit area.
✅ Lock your doors and close your windows.
✅ Do not leave valuables in plain sight.
✅ Park near security cameras, if possible.
✅ Report suspicious activity.

10/25/2023

Are you ready to answer the call? The South Gate Police Department is hiring recruits and Police Laterals. Signing bonuses are available! Click the link in our bio to join our team!

Today we kicked off   by visiting Tweedy Elementary, Liberty Elementary, and Stanford Elementary.  We love seeing the jo...
10/24/2023

Today we kicked off by visiting Tweedy Elementary, Liberty Elementary, and Stanford Elementary. We love seeing the joy as children pledge to say no to drugs and to live drug free. We do this every year to honor the memory and the ultimate sacrifice by Special Agent Kiki Camarena. Thank you DEA for all the goodies for the children.

In preparation for Santa Cop 2023, the South Gate Police Officers Association is now accepting applications. If you or a...
10/23/2023

In preparation for Santa Cop 2023, the South Gate Police Officers Association is now accepting applications. If you or anyone you know who resides in South Gate with children ages 12 and could use some help with Christmas cheer, sign up now. Link in bio. Deadline to submit applications is Thursday, November 9, with no exceptions. Apply now!

The South Gate Police Chief Arakawa and the men and women of the South Gate Police Department send our deepest condolenc...
10/20/2023

The South Gate Police Chief Arakawa and the men and women of the South Gate Police Department send our deepest condolences and prayers to the , family and friends of Officer Ortiz. We wish you peace, comfort, and courage during this time of sorrow. 🕊💙

We don’t have much to say, as the trailer says it all. DO NOT BUMP THE TRAILER.     I repeat - DO NOT BUMP THE TRAILER. ...
10/19/2023

We don’t have much to say, as the trailer says it all. DO NOT BUMP THE TRAILER.

I repeat - DO NOT BUMP THE TRAILER.

Apparently not all motorists read the message.

Our Chief of Police  is so cool 😎 that he gets a full week instead of only one day of    We thank you and appreciate you...
10/19/2023

Our Chief of Police is so cool 😎 that he gets a full week instead of only one day of We thank you and appreciate you for everything you do for our police department and for our community.

Members of the South Gate PD attended the service for Manhattan Police Officer Chad Swanson.  He was remembered as a goo...
10/19/2023

Members of the South Gate PD attended the service for Manhattan Police Officer Chad Swanson. He was remembered as a good man who loved being a police officer and serving his community. He was described as an excellent friend, police officer, hero, son, husband, and father. This was hard for us because Officer Swanson was raised in South Gate by a beautiful loving family. Officer Swanson will forever be remembered 💙

Today, Chief Arakawa hired Recruit Castellanos who will be attending the next police academy in December.  We wish Recru...
10/19/2023

Today, Chief Arakawa hired Recruit Castellanos who will be attending the next police academy in December. We wish Recruit Castellanos good luck in his upcoming training. We are looking forward to his graduation from the police academy. You too can apply and get hired to become a South Gate Police Officer. To apply, select the link in our bio or send us a DM.

Campxcel will be hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 8:00am - 11:00am. The South Gate Police Depa...
10/18/2023

Campxcel will be hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 8:00am - 11:00am. The South Gate Police Department will be there selling our Pink Patch Merchandise. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please call Vanessa Escobar 562-416-7012, CampXcel 13450 Paramount Blvd, Ste A

10/18/2023

The South Gate Police Department offers law enforcement employment opportunities for Police Officers and laterals. Answer the call and join our team for an exciting career with benefits, professional development, and help keep the city of South Gate safe. Click on the link in our bio to apply now!

Hit-and-run turned   South Gate PD received a call of a hit and run traffic collision  . Night shift officers responded ...
10/15/2023

Hit-and-run turned

South Gate PD received a call of a hit and run traffic collision . Night shift officers responded to the area and located the hit and run vehicle that collided with a fire hydrant and fled the scene . But wait - there’s more!

A citizen called South Gate PD and reported the driver ditched the hit and run vehicle and tried to get into an occupied vehicle . Officers located the , who was assaulting a driver inside a semi truck and trying to steal the vehicle. Officers quickly intervened and arrested the suspect.

Thankfully, there were no serious injuries, except for the fire hydrant that propelled water into the air . The male suspect was arrested for hit and run and .

Even though we try to be light hearted in our posts, there is nothing funny about carjacking and endangering the lives of others. Thank you to the wonderful citizens of South Gate who assisted by calling #911.

Interested in a law enforcement career? Join the South Gate Police Department! Apply now!
10/03/2023

Interested in a law enforcement career? Join the South Gate Police Department! Apply now!

Please join us on Wednesday October 4, 2023 for Coffee with a Cop. National Coffee with a Cop day is a day dedicated to ...
09/28/2023

Please join us on Wednesday October 4, 2023 for Coffee with a Cop. National Coffee with a Cop day is a day dedicated to encourage communication and positive interactions between law enforcement agencies and the public.

09/20/2023

Want to join the South Gate Police Department? Apply now, the next round of testing will close on 9/25/2023!

Today, 22 years later, we will remember together as rescuers, survivors, and family, as Americans who continue our solem...
09/11/2023

Today, 22 years later, we will remember together as rescuers, survivors, and family, as Americans who continue our solemn vow to those killed on . Out of extreme hate & darkness, 9/11 demonstrated the ideals of America will always rise from the ashes. -Bill Bratton

With many people traveling over the upcoming holiday weekend, it's more important than ever to drive safely. We also wan...
08/28/2023

With many people traveling over the upcoming holiday weekend, it's more important than ever to drive safely.

We also want to remind everyone of the importance of buckling up—every trip, every time! This weekend, as you head out to make memories with your friends and family, remember to Click It or Ticket.

The South Gate Police Department is seeking the public’s help with locating 12 year old Edelyne Madrigal. If you have an...
08/23/2023

The South Gate Police Department is seeking the public’s help with locating 12 year old Edelyne Madrigal. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the South Gate Police Department at (323) 563-5436.

Join us and bring your family, friends, and neighbors for an evening of fun and community building with the South Gate P...
07/31/2023

Join us and bring your family, friends, and neighbors for an evening of fun and community building with the South Gate Police Department.

Please help me in congratulating the new addition to our South Gate Police family. This morning 9 new Explorers graduate...
12/12/2022

Please help me in congratulating the new addition to our South Gate Police family. This morning 9 new Explorers graduated from the South Bay Regional Law Enforcement Explorers
Academy at El Camino College. Congratulations

The South Gate Police Department would like to thank South Gate Middle School Parent Center for hosting our parent works...
12/12/2022

The South Gate Police Department would like to thank South Gate Middle School Parent Center for hosting our parent workshop on Internet Safety for Children and Prevention of Online Child Sexual Exploitation. Thank you also to the parents who attended, we had a great turnout!

We had an amazing turnout this morning at our Coffee With a Cop event.Thank you to all the community members whoattended...
12/12/2022

We had an amazing turnout this morning at our Coffee With a Cop event.
Thank you to all the community members who
attended and a special thanks to Mc Donald's on
Firestone Blvd and Otis Street for hosting. 0&

It's beginning to look a lot like   « &Join us for our annual POLICE NAVIDAD 2022. Hope to see vou there
12/12/2022

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Join us for our annual POLICE NAVIDAD 2022. Hope to see vou there

11/26/2022

In celebration of we are giving away a brand new SOCCER BALL ⚽️ to the first 1️⃣0️⃣ kids (under the age of 12) who show us their best
⚽️Make sure to tag us
⚽️Wear your favorite soccer jersey
If we reply with a “⚽️” message us and we will give you all the info on when to pick up your brand new soccer ball ⚽️ HURRY!

11/20/2022

Congratulations to all out Turkey Giveaway winners! We want to thank everyone who participated and helped with the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway 🦃

The Commission For South Gate Youth’s Pageant Of The Trees is back in person.  Join us December 3rd to support a great c...
11/20/2022

The Commission For South Gate Youth’s Pageant Of The Trees is back in person. Join us December 3rd to support a great cause. For more information, please e-mail August Agent at [email protected] .gate.poa

Join Code Enforcement’s Co-Op with Code for their 1st Community Cleanup. See attachment for COWC Program Information and...
11/17/2022

Join Code Enforcement’s Co-Op with Code for their 1st Community Cleanup. See attachment for COWC Program Information and event details.

Please RSVP at [email protected]

Our thoughts and prayers go to to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruits who were injured. The Los Angeles...
11/17/2022

Our thoughts and prayers go to to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruits who were injured.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Recruit class assigned to the STARS Center Training Academy, Whittier, were struck by a moving vehicle at approximately 6:26 am on the 10600 block of Mills Avenue during their run while on training. There were multiple injuries, and all victims were transported to local hospitals for further treatment. Currently, it is unknown the severity of their injuries. The vehicle’s driver that struck the recruits was detained pending further investigation.

There is no further information available at this time.

Assembly member Anthony Rendon is inviting you to attend a Fentanyl Crisis Awareness Workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, Novem...
11/15/2022

Assembly member Anthony Rendon is inviting you to attend a Fentanyl Crisis Awareness Workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16,2022 at 6:00pm. See flyer for more details or call (562) 529-3250 to RSVP.

These three cars were doing donuts in the area of South East High School.  End result: Three drivers cited and three car...
11/15/2022

These three cars were doing donuts in the area of South East High School. End result: Three drivers cited and three cars in the impound.

Before the day ends, we would like to thank our dedicated and professional records staff on Law Enforcement Records Pers...
11/09/2022

Before the day ends, we would like to thank our dedicated and professional records staff on Law Enforcement Records Personnel Appreciation Day! Thank you for your hard work and dedication 🚔🚔

The 2nd Annual Softball Camp Toy Drive was an absolute success! The South Gate Police Department has many toys that will...
10/31/2022

The 2nd Annual Softball Camp Toy Drive was an absolute success! The South Gate Police Department has many toys that will be donated during our Christmas events 🎄🧸

Officer Lawrence had the honor of representing the South Gate Police Department by singing the National Anthem at  2022 ...
10/26/2022

Officer Lawrence had the honor of representing the South Gate Police Department by singing the National Anthem at 2022 Centurion Awards for Excellence at USC.

Friends don’t let friends drink and drive - - Early on Monday morning, with the help of the public, the South Gate Polic...
10/26/2022

Friends don’t let friends drink and drive - - Early on Monday morning, with the help of the public, the South Gate Police Department was able to successfully stop an intoxicated driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and 2 quads license plate: rukicon, Any info please call (323)2468976
South Gate. Lets get some kids playing golf. It's FREE!
People should report when there catalytic converter to the police to stop theif I got my 2 cars stolen in the same day n my neighbor
This Friday and Saturday pizza buy one get one free 7-11 sate and Missouri street all day come and get your pizza.
Is anyone else having issues trying to pay utilities online? The link off the city's Web site has been non-functional since at least Thursday.
Why are you as the Police kicking people who are as a family are in the park. That is shameful and cowardly. Parents know the risks and they are low.The community needs the parks open NOW. Thank you
Everyone in South Gate that lives or works there get a life, and mind our own business
Real friendly and professional will definitely be getting arrested by them again!
Hope the post I sent is not true.. but thought I should let you know that this was being circulated and I saw it and to let you know about it. Thank you for all you do to keep the residents in South Gate Safe.. God Bless You.
Is anything going to be done about all the illegal fireworks in the city? They've been going off on Nebraska and Long Beach all night.
The police system is corrupted with lies and you must be aware of this.They are training you to obey evil tyrants such as the state, government people, who are evil. Get out of this corrupted system Obey Love not the Law