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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.

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We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Detective Alexis González, a five year veteran of our police department. L...
04/25/2022

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Detective Alexis González, a five year veteran of our police department. Last night, Detective González, while off duty, lost control of his vehicle and was involved in a collision in the area 605 freeway and Firestone Boulevard. Detective González was transported by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Detective González is survived by his parents and two brothers. We ask the you keep the González family and our department in your prayers. We thank all of our law enforcement partners for their support during this difficult time.

In the United States, a motor vehicle is stolen every 43.8 seconds. If you become a victim of grand theft auto, please c...
04/22/2022

In the United States, a motor vehicle is stolen every 43.8 seconds. If you become a victim of grand theft auto, please consider these steps

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer ...
04/20/2022

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.

The project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association and public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond.

These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness about the importance of early detection in the fight against the disease and to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, and treatment.

Join South Gate Police Department and many other police agencies on August 19, 2022, at Dodgers Stadium as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Miami Marlins. Tickets are only $65. Each ticket comes with a commemorative Pink Patch. For more information, please contact Lt. Manuel Arana at [email protected]

Save the Date! Supervisor Janice Hahn will be hosting a mobile vaccine clinic in South Gate on Thursday, April 21, 2022 ...
04/19/2022

Save the Date! Supervisor Janice Hahn will be hosting a mobile vaccine clinic in South Gate on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 3pm to 7pm at South Gate Park (corner of Tweedy Blvd and Hildreth Ave). All are welcome!

A Friendly Traffic Advisory Reminder from SGPD.
04/01/2022

A Friendly Traffic Advisory Reminder from SGPD.

South Gate Police wants you to know about Household Product Labels.
03/23/2022

South Gate Police wants you to know about Household Product Labels.

The South Gate Police Department wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day.  If you plan to celebrate, follow these safety ti...
03/17/2022

The South Gate Police Department wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day. If you plan to celebrate, follow these safety tips.

Please join us for Coffee with a Cop, March 19th, 2022.
03/14/2022

Please join us for Coffee with a Cop, March 19th, 2022.

What are skimming devices?
03/03/2022

What are skimming devices?

Traffic Enforcement Advisory
02/21/2022

Traffic Enforcement Advisory

You are invited to attend a presentation on human trafficking from the South Gate Police Department.
01/18/2022

You are invited to attend a presentation on human trafficking from the South Gate Police Department.

Human trafficking is a crime where one person exploits another for labor, services, or commercial sex, using force, frau...
01/15/2022

Human trafficking is a crime where one person exploits another for labor, services, or commercial sex, using force, fraud, or coercion (or where the person induced is under 18 years of age, in the case of a commercial sex act under U.S. law).

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Although there is no defining characteristic that all human trafficking victims share, traffickers around the world frequently prey on individuals who are poor, vulnerable, living in an unsafe or unstable situation, or are in search of a better life.

The number of people who are in human trafficking or living in modern slavery is estimated at 24.9 million, not counting the 15 million in forced marriages.

Help the city of South Gate and the South Gate Police Department put an end to Human Trafficking. If you see something that looks suspicious, please report it. Call the Human Trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or call 911

COVID-19 fraud testing.  Before buying and using a COVID-19 test, make sure the test is an approved test and that the te...
01/14/2022

COVID-19 fraud testing. Before buying and using a COVID-19 test, make sure the test is an approved test and that the test site is legitimate. Don't fall victim to COVID-19 scams.

Don't be the victim of a scam.
01/07/2022

Don't be the victim of a scam.

South Gate Police needs the public's assistance locating Cecilia Del Carmen Bonilla.  If you have seen Cecilia Del Carme...
01/05/2022

South Gate Police needs the public's assistance locating Cecilia Del Carmen Bonilla. If you have seen Cecilia Del Carmen Bonilla or have any information please contact SGPD.

South Gate Police Department wants you to be aware of scammers during the Holiday Season.
12/08/2021

South Gate Police Department wants you to be aware of scammers during the Holiday Season.

South Gate Police Department wishes you a safe Thanksgiving. Remember these safety tips to help prevent package theft th...
11/24/2021

South Gate Police Department wishes you a safe Thanksgiving. Remember these safety tips to help prevent package theft this holiday season."

Happy Veterans Day!   We thank all of those who served, gave their lives serving, and are currently serving in our milit...
11/11/2021

Happy Veterans Day! We thank all of those who served, gave their lives serving, and are currently serving in our military securing our freedom.

South Gate PD's Crime Prevention Tip.
11/10/2021

South Gate PD's Crime Prevention Tip.

11/04/2021
11/04/2021
Come and join us!!!  Join South Gate Police Officers for  coffee and a conversation.
10/29/2021

Come and join us!!! Join South Gate Police Officers for coffee and a conversation.

Halloween Safety Tips! This is a reminder to slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children ar...
10/27/2021

Halloween Safety Tips! This is a reminder to slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be especially alert for kids during those hours."

Halloween is full of tales about haunted houses 🏚️, spooky music 🎶, and frightening movies 😨. Don’t turn the scares into...
10/25/2021

Halloween is full of tales about haunted houses 🏚️, spooky music 🎶, and frightening movies 😨. Don’t turn the scares into real life dangers by getting behind the wheel after drinking. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
There is nothing more frightening than a drunk driver! From 2015-2019 on Halloween night, 41% of those killed were in traffic crashes that involved at least one drunk driver. 🎃 #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
If you’re sipping a potion, drinking something boo-zy 👻, or indulging in a witch’s brew, don’t get behind the wheel. Call a sober friend, ride share, or taxi – they’ll get you home safely and ensure your #Halloween fun doesn’t end in a nightmare 😱. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
You’re no mummy, vampire, or Frankenstein – once you’re gone, there’s no coming back from the dead. You have one life – don’t waste it by driving drunk. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
Don’t let your drive home become a cautionary tale. It’s never safe to get behind the wheel after drinking. Designate a sober driver before the party. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.

Un buen momento puede convertirse rápidamente en una pesadilla si tú, o alguien que conoces, se pone detrás del volante después de usar drogas. No dejes que tu viaje a casa se convierta en un cuento con moraleja. Si Te Sientes Diferente, Manejas Diferente. #ManejoBajoLaInfluencia
Si hay golosinas engañadas con algo extra en tu menú de este #Halloween, también recuerda hacer un plan para regresar a casa de forma segura. Llama a un amigo sobrio, taxi o servicio de viaje compartido para llevarte a casa de forma segura. Si Te Sientes Diferente, Manejas Diferente. #ManejoBajoLaInfluencia
¡No hay nada más aterrador que un conductor bajo la influencia! 😱 En 2018, el 46% de los conductores que murieron en choques y que fueron examinados para detectar drogas, resultaron positivos. Si Te Sientes Diferente, Manejas Diferente. #ManejoBajoLaInfluencia
Halloween está lleno de historias sobre casas embrujadas 🏚️, música espeluznante 🎶 y películas aterradoras 😨. No conviertas los sustos en peligros de la vida real al ponerte detrás del volante después de usar drogas. Si Te Sientes Diferente, Manejas Diferente. #ManejoBajoLaInfluencia
Tú no eres una momia, un vampiro o Frankenstein – una vez que mueres, no hay regreso a la vida de la muerte. No desperdicies tu vida manejando bajo la influencia. Si Te Sientes Diferente, Manejas Diferente. #ManejoBajoLaInfluencia

National Teen Driver Safety WeekNational Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23, 2021This week, and every week, parent...
10/19/2021

National Teen Driver Safety Week
National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23, 2021

This week, and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.

Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States.
In 2019, there were 2,042 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 628 deaths were the teen driver.
Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens' choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks.

10/19/2021

🎅🏼Santa Cop is making his list, and he needs your help! 👮🏽‍♂️

Applications are now being accepted ONLINE for this year's Santa Cop. Go to the link in the South Gate POA Instagram page (@southgatepoa ) BIO section and complete your application. Deadline is November 24, and Santa Cop will be making his way on December 11 for another “Drive-Thru Experience.”

https://form.typeform.com/to/XYQz6vaw

Introducing The South Gate Police Department Phone App. Download for iPhone and Android phones. Another way to stay conn...
10/09/2021

Introducing The South Gate Police Department Phone App. Download for iPhone and Android phones. Another way to stay connected with police activity and events.
You will be able to submit tips, suggestions and file crime reports. Download it and let us know what you think.

Reminder National Coffee with a Cop going on now at 7-Eleven, 2811 Firestone Blvd
10/06/2021

Reminder National Coffee with a Cop going on now at 7-Eleven, 2811 Firestone Blvd

10/06/2021
10/05/2021
The personnel of the South Gate Police Department congratulate Chief Darren Arakawa for his appointment as the 16th Chie...
10/01/2021

The personnel of the South Gate Police Department congratulate Chief Darren Arakawa for his appointment as the 16th Chief of Police to lead this great organization.

Chief Arakawa has been serving our community since he began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a Reserve Police Officer. He became a full sworn officer in 1992. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2012. He served as the Interim Chief of Police when Chief Randy Davis retired in July 2021. Chief Arakawa’s previous experience and assignments include:

Administrative and Services Captain
Patrol Captain
Administrative Lieutenant
Detective Bureau Lieutenant
Patrol Watch Lieutenant
Administrative Sergeant
Crime Impact Team Sergeant
Detective Bureau Sergeant
Patrol Sergeant
Field Training Officer
Task Force Officer for the DEA
Narcotics Detective
Gang Investigator
Patrol Officer
Reserve Police Officer

Chief Arakawa is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum-Senior Management Institute for Poloce at Boston University, California Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the Delinquency Control Institute at the University of Southern California. He possesses an Associates of Arts and Associate of Science Degree from Rio Hondo College, a Bachelors Degree and Master’s of Science Degree from California State University Long Beach. He has completed post-graduate work at the University of La Verne in Public Administration.

We at the South Gate Police Department are very excited and look forward to working with Chief Arakawa and his vision of the future of the South Gate Police Department.

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8620 California Ave
South Gate, CA
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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