Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 211 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 213-229-1700

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is located at 211 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012 CA. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department phone number is 213-229-1700.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department News

#LASD Background Info & Sneak Peak 🚔 📝 GOOD LUCK 👍 & Make sure to eat breakfast before your Background Interview #WednesdayWisdom #NationalCerealDay A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department background investigation begins with the completion of a Personal History Statement. You are not required to complete this form unless you have been scheduled for an initial background investigation appointment. This form is very extensive and requires that you obtain several documents that may not be readily available to you. Because you need to fill out this form in time for your initial background interview, we have provided it online so that you may begin working on it at any point 😀 In addition to the Personal History Statement, there are a variety of other required forms and documents which are necessary to complete the selection process. Please follow LASD Recruitment Unit for upcoming events or LASDCareers.org or Call 1800-A-Deputy(1800-233-1889) #JoinLASD #OneBadgeUnlimitedPossibilities

#LASD Seeking Public's Information On September 15, 2017, at approximately 4pm, a 34 year-old female victim was walking near Marquardt Avenue and Ashworth Street in the City of Cerritos, when she saw a white sport utility vehicle pull in front of her. The suspect called the victim to his vehicle and exposed his genitals to her. The victim walked away from the suspect’s vehicle and notified law enforcement. During their investigation, Cerritos Detectives determined a second similar incident occurred in the city of Artesia on the same day shortly after the Cerritos incident. The second incident occurred near the intersection of Gridley Road and Artesia Boulevard. The 19-year old female victim was called over to a sport utility vehicle and the driver had his genitals exposed while he masturbated. The victim was able to flee the scene and notified Lakewood Sheriff’s Station. Cerritos Detectives identified the sport utility vehicle as a white 2017 Lexus NX. The suspect was identified as Dong Hyun Huh. The suspect is currently a Professor at Grace Mission University who teaches Anthropology in the City of Fullerton. On March 6th 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Cerritos Detectives arrested Mr. Huh who is now awaiting arraignment on two counts of indecent exposure. His bail was set for $30,000. The suspect has posted bail and is out on bond. Cerritos Detectives are seeking the assistance from the public with any additional information or victims similar to these incidents. Anyone having information regarding this crime is urged contact the Cerritos Sheriff Station, attention Detective Ryan Clinkingbeard, at (562) 860-0044. 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

Maybe one of the most notable changes within the evolution of the LA County Sheriff's department is the transformation of our patrol vehicles. Can anyone identify the year, make, and model of the vintage patrol car pictured here? #LASD #WaybackWednesday

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victim’s Bureau, Parks Bureau, and Crime Survivors are hosting a 5K Run and Walk to aid victims of crime. We would like to share information about the event in San Dimas coming to Bonelli Park on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Please see the posted fliers for details of this event. The Special Victims Bureau (SVB) of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department assists the most vulnerable crime victims, dealing primarily with child physical and sexual abuse, and sexual assaults of adults. As a Detective Division unit, the Special Victims Bureau serves all Sheriff’s Station areas and has the exclusive responsibility for these investigations. The investigation of child abuse cases is highly specialized. Investigators assigned to this bureau are recognized experts in the interviewing of child victims, as well as juvenile and adult suspects. Child abuse detectives participate in multi-disciplinary child abuse centers located throughout Los Angeles County. Special Victims Bureau personnel conduct training of new deputies just prior to patrol assignment, and in-service training to patrol personnel to enable deputies to best carry out their responsibility as first responders in cases of suspected child abuse. Child abuse investigators also provide training to mandated reporters of child abuse, as well as community groups desirous of child abuse information. SVB also provides extensive legislative analysis on child abuse bills and participates in a Federal task force on child exploitation. The mission of Crime Survivors is to provide hope and healing to victims and survivors of crime through advocacy and the support of resources, information, and empowerment from the critical time after a crime occurs through the challenges and successes of surviving and thriving. http://surviveandthriverunwalk.org/about/

#LASD Paul Butler inspires LASD with leadership presentation The four components Competence, Character, Compassion, and Communication are daily messages that Sheriff Jim McDonnell has embedded into the culture of LASD. Today, LASD was fortunate to have seminal leadership speaker Paul Butler talk to members of the department about his message of “use the lessons of yesterday to overcome the challenges of today and capitalize on the opportunities of tomorrow”. So much of what he discussed aligned the messages of Sheriff McDonnell. Mr. Butler spoke so eloquently about the facets of culture, image, attitude, action, character, communication, compassion, challenge, community and courage and how they shape organizations and you personally. His belief is that the ability to lead is present in everyone, regardless of their rank in an organization or irrespective of their situation in life. There are common characteristics that respected people and effective leaders share - most of these traits are developed by the individual rather than through the position they hold. Paul Butler has given presentations around the country for governmental agency and excels in the area of motivation, leadership, customer service, and attitude empowerment. During his 27 years of law enforcement, he held a variety of positions to include chief of police and chief deputy. These opportunities have given him a unique perspective on a vast array of situations and circumstances that many people find themselves in every day. LASD provides general law enforcement services to almost ten million people in Los Angeles County including 40 contract cities, 90 unincorporated communities, 40 Superior Courts, 9 community college campuses and numerous county buildings and parks. Additionally, LASD is responsible in securing approximately 18,000 inmates daily in 7 custody facilities to include medical treatment.

Meet a Deputy! Well Meet a Sergeant that is!!! Hello Los Angeles County and Antelope Valley, meet Sergeant O'Neal! Sergeant O'Neal has been with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 21 years and has been assigned as a Sergeant at Lancaster Sheriff's Station for 2 years. He comes with vast wealth of experience, having worked Operation Safe Streets for nearly 10 years. His ultimate goal is to be a great leader to the deputies he supervises. In his down time, Sergeant O'Neal enjoys rock climbing, horseback riding, snowboarding and running with his wife and kids. He's a proud "fur" dad to a new puppy (trust us he's adorable!) and loves chocolate, especially Coldstone's Peanut Butter Cup Perfection! Make sure you stop and stay hi to Sergeant O'Neal if you see him driving around the Antelope Valley and thank you for your service sir! #LASD #AV411 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department LASD Recruitment Unit #joinlasd

Homicide Dets Announce $30K in Rewards, in Shooting Death of Lancaster Store Clerk/Military Veteran Homicide Bureau detectives announced two money rewards at a 10:00 A.M. press conference held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Hall of Justice. The two rewards came from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the city of Lancaster. With these enticements, detectives are hopeful someone with information about the crime will come forward and help solve the murder of beloved community member, John Ruh, 61, of Lancaster. John was a regular fixture in the neighborhood convenience store where he cashiered, located in the 44400 block of Division Street, Lancaster. He worked in the community where he lived and was familiar to virtually everyone in that area. The United States Marine veteran was widely-known for his smile, sunny disposition and friendliness on the job. At 8:30 A.M. on Monday, February 19, 2018, two male suspects entered the store to rob it and fatally shot John in the upper torso with a handgun. They walked into the store, but it is unknown if they fled on foot or in a vehicle. During the press conference, Homicide Bureau Lieutenant Joe Mendoza announced a $20,000 reward sponsored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles County, 5th Supervisorial District, and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and a $10,000 reward sponsored by the Lancaster City Council. Both rewards were offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the suspects responsible for the shooting death of the victim. The two suspects are described as Black males of unknown age, who wore sweatshirts with the hoods cinched-down to conceal their faces. The victim’s girlfriend of 22 years, Michelle Brace, described John as “funny and energetic.” She recalled a short conversation they had the last morning they shared before the victim got up early to go to work. He didn’t have to work, but it made him feel good to provide for his family. “What time is it?” she said. “Time for me to get up,” he replied. John Ruh is survived by his son, who followed in his father’s military footsteps and is serving in the United States Army. John and Michelle happily shared a blended family, with the victim raising all the children as his own. Together, they shared six kids and six grandchildren. If you have information about the suspects or this crime, please call Homicide Bureau Detective Steve Blagg or Detective Scott Lawler 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

Happening now. Seminal leadership speaker Paul Butler gives leadership presentation “use the lessons of yesterday to overcome the challenges of today”. LASD always looking for knowledge to be better stewards for our communities. #COMPETENCE

Whether you’re Up or you’re a little bit Down - or even if you’re Upside-Down...If you need us we are one call away. #LASD

Compton Sheriff's Station is our #Monday Motivation, Being comptent in our duties is something we can gain by traning. Being compassionate for a community we patrol is what builds our character. We have seen tremendous positive results with community policing in Compton, which include community outreach programs and events. Everyones smiles and thanks are what continue to give us the courage to continue collaborating in this amazing transformation. Thank You Compton!

VIDEO: Missing hiker located off of Bailey Canyon Trail, Sierra Madre, Angeles Forest. #LASD Air Rescue 5 deployed SEB Tactical Medics and airlifted hiker to safety. Looking for an exciting job that is rewarding and gives you the chance every day to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Then LASD is for you! One Badge. Unlimited Possibilities.

#LASD SEB Tactical Bomb Techs with their canine partners working behind the scenes to keep today's #Oscars festivities safe for all.

Some days we are very lucky and have a few minutes between the next emergent call. On our spare time we can look for a bad guy, grab some coffee with a partner or patrol locations in our community. Today we decided to patrol Wilson Park in Compton. While we were there, we were “hit-up” w/ a challenge at the skate park. We didn’t have $100 for a bet but we did have these super cool gold stickers⭐️ so we accepted the challenge. If one of our deputies could land a 360 flip, we got to smack our #LASD sticker on Agustine’s skateboard for all his besties to admire. If we lost we had to get our green pants tailored to skinny pants. Good thing we had a tactical plan & inside intelligence for this operation. We knew Deputy Miguel Huezo from Compton Sheriff's Station had our backs & also skateboard experience. Thanks Compton Community for letting us enjoy this Sunday Funday with you… PS we will not be wearing skinny green👖& On Sundays smiles are better than stats!! 😃🚔

Join the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Motorsports Team and the LASD Recruitment Unit at the Mint 400 on March 8th and 9th, 2018 in Downtown Las Vegas! This is your chance to speak with a recruiter and see what our department has to offer! See you there! 🚔🏎🎰🎲👮🏻‍♀️👮🏻‍♂️ One Badge. Unlimited Possibilities. LASDcareers.org Salary: $70,503 - $103,717 #lasd #joinlasd #mint400 #lasvegas #vegas #downtownvegas #offroad #patrolcar #racing #lesm #hiring #deputy #code3

By graduating from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Academy, deputies earn 17.5 college credits to put towards a college degree. Have you heard about LASD University? LASDU was set up to help employees earn their Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degrees in an extensive range of fields. Going through LASDU will allow you to receive a discounted tuition. Here are a list of participating colleges and universities: - Abraham Lincoln University School of Law - American Military University - Brandman University - Coastline Community College - College of the Canyons - Columbia College - California State University, Dominguez Hills - California State University, Long Beach - California State University, Northridge - CSUSB - East Los Angeles College - Irvine University School of Law - Marist College - National University - Pacific Coast University School of Law - Pierce College - Pepperdine University - Rio Hondo College - Southern California Community Colleges - Trident University International - Tiffin University - University of California, Irvine - Union Institute & University Los Angeles Academic Center - University of Cincinnati - University of La Verne - University of Southern California Salary: $70,503 - $103,717 One Badge. Unlimited Possibilities. LASDcareers.org

HELP WANTED: Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County, the entertainment capital of the world. Today, we saw a short break from our sunshine -- for some much needed rain. Most of our days in LA are warm and sunny, with gentle ocean breezes and warm summers. ...it's ok to start your LASD career search in Google. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #FridayFeeling

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On Friday, March 2, 2018, #LASD deputies participated in the “Read Across America” at some of our local schools. Deputies have always dedicated themselves to the involvement of children within the schools in our communities. In order for the children to achieve their goals, the LASD is always happy to bring awareness to the importance of reading. The National Education Association's (NEA) “Read Across America” program is an annual reading motivation and awareness curriculum that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2. On this date, we celebrate the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. The goal of “Read Across America” is to motivate children to read and is an important component in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers.

Have you heard the news? The LASD Recruitment Unit is going to VEGAS!

ICYMI- In Case You Missed It Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! While walking through the hospital on duty, a patrol deputy from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station overheard a child crying because he was too afraid to get his blood drawn. In true hero from, this deputy decided to get his own blood drawn right next to the child, just to show him how easy it is! And it worked! Kudos to the #LASD deputy and the scared little guy for being so BRAVE!! https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment/photos/a.227394993954088.77910.225060950854159/1899763293383908/?type=3&theater

PCP Drug Lab in Willowbrook Busted by #LASD Narcotics Detectives. Making LA County Neighborhoods Safer Everyday Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators assigned to Century Station served a search warrant Thursday, March 1, 2018, at around 11 a.m., and what did they find? A clandestine PCP drug lab, on the 2300 block of East 119th Street in Willowbrook. Approximately, two gallons of finished PCP was seized, as well as two cans of unfinished PCP product, and everything needed to sell it on the streets. The combined estimated street value of the finished and unfinished PCP product was over $200,000. Our narcotics detectives have detained several adults for questioning, while detectives from the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT) Clandestine Laboratory Team responded to assist with processing the scene and collecting evidence. We are very grateful to have safely taken a drug lab out of another Los Angeles County neighborhood and away from your homes and children. You can sleep safer tonight knowing we are here to help.

LASD’s Amazing Major Crimes Bureau Investigators Busting More Bad Guys and Helping Lock Them Away for Many Years We have amazing people working for us, doing a great job at getting bad buys off the streets, and protecting our communities. There are many nuts and bolts that go into making this happen. It all starts with a police report and amazing detectives putting in hard work and long hours trying to make Los Angeles County a better place to live. Our Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Major Crimes Bureau’s (MCB), Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF), began investigating a series of armed convenience store (7/11 Stores) robberies occurring throughout Southern California, during the Spring of 2017. Our detectives learned that two adults and one juvenile had been arrested for an attempted armed robbery of a donut shop in Pasadena, in early June, 2017. The suspects’ descriptions and actions during the attempted robbery were very similar to the ongoing crime spree being investigated by BRTF Detectives. While our detectives interviewed the suspects, they admitted to committing numerous armed robberies over a three week period in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. They used a handgun to terrorize their victims while robbing them. After many hours and a lot of hard work, as well as information received from Pasadena PD, LAPD, Torrance, Fontana, South Gate, and Covina Police Department Detectives, our investigators were able to link the suspects to fifteen armed robberies. They filed fifteen counts of Armed Robbery against Suspect Arthur, and 7 counts of Armed Robbery against Suspect Rollins. Charges for a third, juvenile subject, are currently being sought through the appropriate district attorney’s office. In Pomona Superior Court on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the 19 year-old male suspect, Malik Hassan Arthur, plead guilty to 9 counts of Armed Robbery and was sentenced to 23 years in state prison. The second suspect, Thomas Glen Rollins, a 22 year-old male plead guilty to 5 counts of Armed Robbery, and was sentenced to 9 years state prison. We are very proud of our investigators and want to thank them for all they do!

So Cal “Residential Burglary Crew” Thwarted by LASD Burglary-Robbery Task Force On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, at approximately 6:30 P.M., Los Angeles County Major Crimes Bureau’s (MCB), Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF) Investigators, with the assistance of Fontana Police Department Officers, arrested three suspects following a residential burglary they committed on the 6000 block of Firestone Drive, in the city of Fontana. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, MCB-BRTF investigators initiated an investigation of Suspect Dean following his arrest for residential burglary in February, 2018, in the unincorporated area of Pasadena. Suspect Dean had been released on bond shortly after his arrest. BRTF Investigators believed Suspect Dean may be leading a loosely organized crew of “Knock-Knock” residential burglaries, and proceeded to conduct their investigation. BRTF Investigators believed this crew was actively committing residential burglaries along the 210 Freeway corridor and throughout San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods. During the evening of Wednesday, February 21st, BRTF detectives followed Suspect Dean and two additional passengers (Suspects Turner and Brown) east along the 210 Freeway into the city of Fontana. During an active surveillance, BRTF Detectives observed the suspects run from a backyard of a residence carrying pillow cases. The suspects returned to their car and drove away. Investigators coordinated with Fontana Police Officers and a traffic stop of the suspects was initiated. The suspects were subsequently arrested without incident. Stolen property was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle and was ultimately returned to the victims. It was estimated the property was valued to be several thousand dollars. Fontana Police Detectives, in collaboration with L.A. County BRTF Detectives, filed felony Conspiracy and Residential Burglary charges against all three suspects. On Friday, February 23, 2018, all three suspects were arraigned in San Bernardino Superior Court and charged with felony Conspiracy and Residential Burglary. Nineteen year-old Suspect Davante Dean, a male Black and resident of Los Angeles, Bk# 1802342546, had a previous weapons violation conviction and is currently on probation. Suspect Kamron Brown, an 18 year-old male, Black and resident of Los Angeles, Bk# 1802342545, had no significant criminal history. Suspect Darion Turner, an 18 year-old male, Black and resident of Los Angeles, Bk# 1802342550, had no significant criminal history. The booking photos are not being released. The LASD Major Crimes Bureau’s Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF) investigators believed this crew is responsible for several other residential burglaries along the 210 Freeway corridor and within the San Gabriel Valley and Foothill areas. Detectives are collaborating with local investigators from several agencies and stations as this case continues to develop. The LASD MCB Burglary-Robbery Task Force was formed over eight years ago to combat the ever increasing trend of organized crews who are committing residential burglaries. Typically known as “Knock-Knock” burglars, these crews, often formed by gang members, utilize high-end luxury vehicles to blend into middle class and affluent neighborhoods where they break into homes and businesses ransacking and stealing valuables such as cash, jewelry, and weapons. The MCB BRTF worked closely in support of all Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station’s detective bureaus, as well as other Southern California law enforcement agencies. Residents and business owners are reminded to secure their properties, be aware of suspicious and unusual persons or vehicles, and to alert their local law enforcement immediately if suspicious activity is observed. Residents should call 911 if a life threatening emergency is detected and/or their local police business line if a suspicious person or vehicle is observed. The MCB Burglary-Robbery Task Force can be contacted via e-mail at BRTF@LASD.org for tips, questions, or concerns.

What a difference a generation makes!! From early patrol Deputy Roxy Petersen circa 1975 to first Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT) female Deputy/Lieutenant Sue Burakowski now. There may be years (and uniform changes) in between, but the mission remains the same...to serve and protect with integrity as well as Competence, Character, Compassion, and Courage. #WaybackWednesday #LASD