Los Alamitos Police Department

  • Agency: Los Alamitos Police Department
  • Address: 3201 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, 90720 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 562-594-7232

Los Alamitos Police Department is located at 3201 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, 90720 CA. The Los Alamitos Police Department phone number is 562-594-7232.

Los Alamitos Police Department News

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades to remember, honor, and respect those who sacrificed all to protect these United States. Pictures are from Arlington National Cemetery #losalpd #memorialday #unitedstatesmilitary #rememberhonorrespect #neverforget #freedomcomesfromsacrifice

Caught in the Act Burglary alarms can be time consuming when they are working poorly, but when managed well can lead to great conclusions, such as 3 people in-custody for crimes committed in progress. Last Sunday morning at about 2:00 AM, officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm at a restaurant in the 5300 block of Katella Avenue. The first arriving officer spotted a vehicle parked in front, on Katella Avenue, which immediately took off. The first officer stopped the vehicle in a nearby cul-de-sac and detained the first suspect. More officers arrived from ours and the surrounding agencies of Cypress and Seal Beach. The front door window was smashed and a perimeter was established. During the investigation our officer observed potentially more suspects hiding in a nearby business delivery bay. With a team of multi-agency officers the pair were detained and evidenced collected. Westminster PD sent a K9 officer to assist with clearing the restaurant as the canine abilities mitigate the risks that come from a physical search of a building and make finding potential suspects more effective. Orange County Sheriff's Department sent another K9 officer, in case it was needed. No more suspects were located but evidence of the break-in were secured and collected. The three suspects were arrested and booked into Orange County Jail. Public safety requires a number of partnerships as evidenced in this case, but occurs in most incidents. Successful outcomes rely on officers who answer the call at all hours of the day and night, and cooperation between all allied police agencies, and the public we serve. #losalpd #everyhoureveryday #losalpdpartnership #losalpdteamwork

Preventing Impaired Driving During this Memorial Day Weekend, please remember to celebrate responsibly and Don't Drive Impaired. This includes with alcohol or drugs, prescribed or otherwise. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently honored the officers who made the most impact enforcing impaired driving laws during 2017 in Orange County. More than 5,000 arrests were made in Orange County, but tragedies still occur. Please drive responsibly. Recognized by MADD for his efforts in 2017 was our Officer Geoffroy due to his efforts in traffic safety and stopping impaired driving. Thank you for all your efforts! #losalpd #everyhoureveryday #losalpdcommunitypolicingispolicing #madd #stopimpaireddriving

As National Police Week comes to a conclusion, please take a moment to remember those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the protection of their community. In 2017, 135 officers were killed in the line of duty. They were both men and women, they were both new and veteran officers, they came from large jurisdictions and small jurisdictions, but they all were dedicated to serving and protecting their communities. To date in 2018, 55 officers have been killed. Please keep your officers in your thoughts as they patrol your neighborhoods and attempt to connect the voices of victims to the justice system. In Los Alamitos, the officers knowledge of the community, their dedication to service, and their vigilance "Every Hour, Every Day" plays a key part in keeping Los Alamitos a great place to live, work, and visit. On May 31st at 7:00 PM, the Orange County Peace Officers Memorial and Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Regional Training Center in Tustin. This will be a tribute to all the officers who serve the County of Orange, and a remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice "In the Line of Duty." #nationalpoliceweek #losalpd #everyhoureveryday #odmp #nlemf

Police Appreciation Luncheon May is host of several local, state, and federal ceremonies recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers in service to their communities. This month, the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 36th Annual Los Alamitos Police Appreciation Luncheon. At the luncheon, we introduced our 2017 Honorees for their outstanding work, support and contributions to the police department and public. 2017 Officer of the Year, Officer Geoffroy 2017 Employees of the Year, Officer Dorrans and Officer Whited 2017 Partnership in Policing Award, Johnnie Strohmyer The luncheon keynote speaker was the Head Football Coach at the Los Alamitos High School, Ray Fenton Congratulations to our Honorees! Employees, community members and a City that places a priority on public safety helps create a vital quality of life second to none. #losalpd #everyhoureveryday #losalpdpartnership #communitypolicing #losalpdcommunitypolicingispolicing

How the job of a police officer has changed.... BehindtheBadgeOC.com published the speech of Hon. Associate Justice William W. Bedsworth, Fourth District Court of Appeal in its entirety, along with the video provided from GWC Criminal Justice Center. His speech perfectly captures how today’s law enforcement officers have to be vastly more equipped than their counterparts in the past. http://behindthebadgeoc.com/?p=39286 (excerpt...) I know those of you in uniform probably feel like you’ve already had to listen to me too much in your career. I have both good news and bad news. The good news is they’ve only given me 10 minutes. The bad news is they’ve given me 10 minutes. I’ve been given the honor of joining all of you today and I want to use those 10 minutes to make some points about the need filled by this spectacular facility. I was born in 1947. I was a boy in the ’50s. John Murphy, my next-door neighbor and godfather, was an LAPD sergeant. His equipment consisted of a .38 special revolver, a billy, a flashlight, and a pair of handcuffs. The people who are trained here will be equipped with a .9mm semi-auto, 14-round sidearm. They will carry multiple magazines, double handcuffs, a tear gas canister, a baton, a handheld radio, a Taser, a flashlight, a voice-activated audio recorder, a body camera, a tactical knife, and a hidden backup pistol. In their trunk will be a shotgun, a patrol rifle and a patrol bag full of report forms, first aid kits, and a dozen other items John Murphy never imagined. They will be expected to know how and when to use all of those things. Sgt. Murphy had been trained to drive and to shoot. He had not learned artificial respiration. He knew nothing about CPR or the use of a defibrillator. He never saw an upper-body protection vest. He never used a computer to check a record or registration. Those tools and the expertise necessary to use them were science fiction to him. His knowledge of search and seizure law was rudimentary. Mapp vs. Ohio had not yet been decided, so very little evidence was being excluded on the basis of Fourth Amendment violations. He did not know the Miranda warnings because Miranda had not been decided until 1966, the year he retired. (continued...) #nationalpoliceweek #losalpd # everyhoureveryday

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year. #nationalpoliceweek #losalpd #everyhoureveryday

City of Los Alamitos Part 1 Crimes down almost 10% from 2016 to 2017 Crime statistics should be evaluated carefully particularly in small cities such as ours. With smaller samples, the numeric change can have an over-sized impact on percentages. With that said, we are providing a longer period view here, and while it is positive to see the drop in the year over year number of crimes reported, this chart also illustrates that over time Los Alamitos has become a safer city in which to live, work, visit, and go to school. Many factors play a role in safety, but our partnership with the community truly fuels our passion to help make Los Alamitos a great place to be. Our community members take the time to call and discuss matters that impact their quality of life, as well as report matters of potential criminal activity. The men and women of the Los Alamitos Police Department have been effectively working together, and with our community stakeholders, to address crime concerns "Every Hour, Every Day." Even in light of California legislation such as AB109, and Propositions 47 and 57 which have left other area jurisdictions with higher rates of crime, the work done by our community members and our police officers have had positive results. We will be periodically highlighting events where that partnership and that hard work has led to successfully supporting greater community safety. #losalpd #everyhoureveryday #losalpdpartnership #communitypolicing

Girl Scout troop 6086 met with Officer Geoffroy who had the opportunity to discuss safety topics with them. These young ladies are well on their way to becoming leaders in our community. Thanks for partnering with us for safety! #losalpd #everyhoureveryday #losalpdpartnership

On April 19, two Gilchrist County FL Sheriff's Office deputies were on-duty and sat down to eat lunch at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon in a small cafe. An individual, whose motivation is still unknown, approached the deputies and gunned them down as they sat and ate their meal. The assailant was later found dead in a nearby parking lot. The deputies are identified as Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 29, a seven-year law enforcement veteran, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, a three-year law enforcement veteran. Ramirez is married and has young children, while Lindsey leaves behind his girlfriend. They are the 40th and 41st officers, of now 42 officers, to die in 2018 across the United States in the line of duty. More than half of these 42 deaths resulted from felonious assaults of the officers. 3 of these deaths have occurred in California, 2 of which were the result of assault from gunfire. The victims of these assaults come from large agencies and small. They come from rural agencies, urban agencies and those agencies serving suburban municipalities. Please join the women and men of the Los Alamitos Police Department and keep these deputies, their families, and their colleagues in your thoughts.

UPDATE: "Grady"'s owner has been located and LBACS will coordinate reunification. Thank you for your interest and assistance! Pictured here is "Grady." Her owner is "lost" and "Grady" approached our officers near Los Alamitos Boulevard and Catalina, looking for help. "Grady" is the name on her collar and she will be at our station briefly, and then she will be taken to the Long Beach Animal Care Services shelter in El Dorado Park off Spring Street. If you have information that will help "Grady" find her owner, please call our 24-hour call for service/dispatch at (562) 594-7232.

The Los Alamitos City Council recognized the West Cities Police Communications staff and its director Kasandra Bowden at a recent meeting, for their effective and professional service they provide to Los Alamitos and the other member agencies. National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week offers an annual opportunity to recognize the outstanding work these safety professionals provide to our communities every day. It is said they may be the most important person in your life that you may never meet. These individuals and teams are trained to elicit information from callers who may be having the worst day in their life, but do so in an effective way that will begin to bring order back to the callers life. Callers may be reporting that they, a loved one, or a neighbor are the victim of crime, they have observed a threat to life or property, or are seeking assistance in providing medical help. Your public safety telecommunicators, call-takers, and dispatchers may be called upon to coach the caller through CPR or providing life saving rescue breaths to a baby in distress. Your call takers and dispatchers are also providing a crucial lifeline between callers and the officers in the field. Communication personnel are asking questions and evaluating the circumstances, often wading through partial and erroneous information, to ensure the proper resources and personnel are sent to the location to address the concern. They also ensure information important to the safety of officers are conveyed and taken. They often serve as a critical component of officer safety and helping provide a successful conclusion to a safety incident. Please remember your local public safety communications personnel and the important role they play in your safety. Motorola produced the following video to help bring these facts into focus. Have a safe day! https://youtu.be/NbG-Kzc2hdM

Water Polo Club Team Coach Press Release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they may have been a victim is encouraged to contact Los Alamitos Police Detective Lopez at 562-431-2255, ext. 407.

We were excited to see so many people enjoying the Spring Carnival today at Little Cottonwood Park! It’s great to see so many people from our town and many from all the surrounding communities enjoying our safe and fun activities. A huge shout out to the Los Al Recreation and Community services for putting on such a great event and supporting community building. And finally thank you to all those who stopped by our booth and said “Hi!” For all those who thanked us for our service-please know that it is our pleasure and mission to serve our community “Every Hour, Every Day” #losalpd #everyhoureveryday

A Pomona Police Officer was killed and another Officer was injured last night during a shooting. Please keep them, their families, and their colleagues in your thoughts. #odmp #thinblueline

Employment Opportunities Join a team that makes a positive difference and work at a police department with excellent support from its community We are hiring lateral police officers and Academy trained applicants. We also have part-time police aide opportunities. Call Administrative Corporal Dan Brandt at 562-431-2255 ext 445 for more information, or visit LosAlamitosPolice.org and cityoflosalamitos.org #losalpd #everyhoureveryday #losalpdteamwork #LEjobsCA #leojobs #discoverpolicing #nobilityofpolicing #thinblueline

February 24 Fatal Collision Investigation

Woman arrives at JFRTB with severe injuries. Please read the Press Release for further information. At this time, it is believed all injuries were self-inflicted. If anyone has information to the contrary, you are encouraged to call the police department at (562) 431-2255 ext. 426 or leave information at occrimestoppers.org. http://cityoflosalamitos.org/police/download/PR-JFRTB_Jan26_2018.pdf

Great work by our officers while taking 3 people into custody after a vehicle pursuit Tuesday night, Wednesday morning. http://cityoflosalamitos.org/police/download/PR20PDF_2018_Jan2024_Pursuit.pdf

Promotion Ceremony on Tuesday, January 23, at 5:00 P.M. Captain Chris Karrer, Sergeant Stacy Smith and Corporal Kendra Owen have recently been promoted to higher levels of leadership within the Department. Join Chief Eric R. Nuñez and his staff as we congratulate them on the accomplishment of their new roles. City of Los Alamitos Community Center 10911 Oak Street, Los Alamitos http://cityoflosalamitos.org/police/download/PDF_2018JAN-Promo-LosAlPD.pdf

Happy New Year from the men and women of the Los Alamitos Police Department!

We extend our thanks and gratitude to all our officers, dispatchers, and other first responders working to keep our community safe during the Holidays. May they safely complete their shifts and return swiftly to their families.

The Los Alamitos Police Department is recruiting for Lateral and Academy trained Police Officers now! The members of the Police Department work to create police-community partnerships that proactively address causes of crime as well as other community concerns. Accordingly, all of the goals and objectives of the Department are based on the following values: - Full Service to the Community -Preservation of the Quality of Life -Compassion -Integrity -Pride in Self, Fellow Employees, Department and Community Please contact Administrative Corporal Smith with any questions or for additional information. -ssmith@cityoflosalamitos.org -(562) 431-2255 ext. 445

The men and women of the Los Alamitos Police Department wish you and your families a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!