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
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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

The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Trunk or Treat is happening now! Make no bones about it-this is a great family event. Get here before 7:30 PM or you might find yourself “behind bars” 👻

Less than 2 HOURS LEFT for the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Say "hello" to Captain Karrer and the staff on-site and turn in your expired, unused/unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications for disposal. Liquid medications will be collected. A COLLABORATIVE partnership of: City of Los Alamitos Police Department, Los Alamitos Unified School District, and LAEF-Los Alamitos Education Foundation.

ARE YOU READY FOR TONIGHT? Trunk or Treat is this evening, October 27th from 5:00PM-7:30PM. Stop by our trunk and say hello when you're geared up in your creative costumes. Don't forget to enter the costume contest to win a prize.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Turn in your expired, unused/unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications for disposal. Liquid medications will be collected. A COLLABORATIVE partnership of: City of Los Alamitos Police Department, Los Alamitos Unified School District, and LAEF-Los Alamitos Education Foundation.

The Los Alamitos Police Department participates in the AlertOC program. If you have not signed up, please start at AlertOC.com. If you did not receive the TEST AlertOC messages sent today where you expected, you can update your settings at AlertOC.com as well.

Thousands of lives lost. Millions of lives impacted for a generation. One Nation in Memoriam of September 11, 2001 #9-11 #neverforget

AlertOC With recent local wildfires, we are reminded of the value of timely updates of emergency information for those who live, work, and visit our region. AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County, California residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain regional events. By registering with AlertOC, time-sensitive voice messages from the County or City in which you live or work may be sent to your home, cell or business phone. Text messages may also be sent to cell phones, e-mail accounts and hearing impaired receiving devices. AlertOC is operated by the County of Orange in collaboration with local cities. Learn more here: http://www.ocgov.com/about/emergency

National Dog Day Dogs play an integral role in our lives from providing service to the less abled, protecting lives and property, and providing love and companionship to people most everywhere. Police K9s are no less integral in public safety as they are a force multiplier in searches for suspects and missing persons, a tool for overcoming challenging circumstances and persons, and providing force protection for a unit or individual officer. Plans are underway to establish a K9 memorial at the national level, and this year saw the first K9 memorial ceremony during Police Week in Washington DC. It is important to recognize the sacrifices made by these 4-footed officers as they work to make our communities safer and enhance the ability of our officers to solve problems, and go home safely. ODMP - K9 https://www.odmp.org/k9 #nationaldogday #losalpd #losalpdcommunitypolicing #everyhoureveryday #losalpdteamwork

On a daily basis Los Alamitos Police Officers successfully face a variety of challenges in providing public safety to our community. Last week during one afternoon, Officers stopped a vehicle with a male and a female occupant for vehicle code violations near Katella Avenue and Noel Street. While investigating the matter, it was revealed the vehicle was stolen from Long Beach. The driver was arrested for being in possession of the stolen vehicle, as well as two outstanding arrest warrants, including a no bail warrant for violating their terms for Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) - or what was formerly known as parole. The other passenger was arrested for possessing controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. The first was booked into Orange County Jail, while the second was released with a ticket. The stolen vehicle was returned to the owner. Thanks Seal Beach PD for the support.

The family, friends and co-workers of CHP Officer Kirk A. Griess are in the thoughts and prayers of the members of the Los Alamitos Police Department.

Thank you for joining us on National Night Out (NNO) in Seal Beach at the Target Store Center. We appreciate each of you who came out and participated with us and our regional public safety partners. NNO is a designated evening where communities across America come together to take a stand against crime and drugs while building a relationship between the community and police. It is important to affirm our conviction against crime through this invaluable relationship building between your local police departments, county organizations, and fellow community members. #nationalnightout #NNO

Traffic signals at Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard, and Katella Avenue and Wallingsford are back up and operational.

Traffic signals at Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard, and Katella Avenue and Wallingsford are on "flashing red." Avoid the area until further notice. Traffic Signal Maintenance personnel are enroute, and officers are on scene.

Join us for National Night Out (NNO) Tuesday, August 7th in Seal Beach at the Target Store Center. NNO is a designated evening where communities across America come together to take a stand against crime and drugs while building a relationship between the community and police. Please join us and our regional public safety partners for free food and entertainment as we affirm our conviction against crime through this invaluable relationship building between your local police departments, county organizations, and fellow community members. #nationalnightout #NNO

Our partners at the Long Beach Animal Care Services has a message for those with pets on this Holiday. July 4th causes more pets to go missing than most other days, so read these tips - for your four legged friends' sake. The Los Alamitos Police Department will be looking for unsafe and unlawful firework activity so do yourself a favor and if you're in the mood for fireworks - go check out the show at JFTB.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Information JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE INVITES PUBLIC TO JOIN CAL GUARD IN CELEBRATING AMERICA’S 242ND BIRTHDAY LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Joint Forces Training Base proudly joins with its community partners of Los Alamitos, Cypress, Seal Beach and Rossmoor celebrating America’s 242nd birthday with its annual “Fireworks Spectacular” public event on Wednesday evening, July 4th. “On behalf of Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, the Adjutant General, and the Citizen Soldiers of the California National Guard who work and train at Joint Forces Training Base, it is my honor to invite our neighbors, community partners and citizens of this great nation to join us in celebrating America’s birthday,” said JFTB Installation Commander Col. Julian Bond. “Those of us in uniform are privileged to receive overwhelming support from the communities we serve, and hosting this event is our way of saying thank you for their patriotism and tremendous military outreach.” The event gets underway at 4 p.m., with fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m. Admission and parking is free, but everyone over the age of 16 must present photo identification at the gate and all children must be accompanied by parents/guardian. Only service dogs will be permitted. No bleachers are available. Recommend folding chairs and blankets. In addition to the fireworks show, the event will include a concert by the 40th Infantry Division Band and static displays of equipment utilized by the Citizen Soldiers of the California Army National Guard -- including a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, military vehicles and an exhibit of historical artifacts presented by the California State Military Reserve’s Heritage Command. Biking onto the installation is allowed but helmets are required. Alcohol, fireworks, BBQs and motor homes are prohibited. As an added bonus, a flight of California Air National Guard F-15C fighter aircraft is scheduled to land at Los Alamitos Army Airfield (LAAAF) at approximately 5:15 p.m. The aircraft, attached to the Cal Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing based in Fresno, Calif., will arrive at LAAAF following their flyover of Dodger Stadium during pre-game ceremonies for the Los Angeles Dodgers – Pittsburgh Pirates game. The aircraft will not be on public display. For additional information, please contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or via email at richard.w.lalor2.nfg@mail.mil, or SrA Crystal Housman at (805) 458-3825 or via email at crystal.c.housman.mil@mail.mil General entrance for vehicles and all pedestrians is via the main gate on Lexington Drive, off Katella Avenue.

Los Alamitos businesses along re-vitalized Los Alamitos Boulevard and across the City are celebrating the 4th of July - Enjoy!

Happy Independence Day from the Los Alamitos Police Department

We occasionally receive reports that our residents or their family or friends fall prey to this type of scam. The caller contacts the potential victim by phone and identifies themselves as their "grandchild" and through social engineering elicits enough information to cause the potential victim enough doubt that they want to help their "grandchild" get out of jail (or other similar storyline). Read more below to become resilient against this type of manipulation. **One common red flag is the caller will attempt to obtain money through these scams, and others, by having you transfer funds through Western Union and items such as Green Dot cards. When you hear these types of instructions, it will most likely be a scam. https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/the-grandparent-scam

Temperatures are climbing this week so be aware On a warm day, the temperature inside a parked car can become unbearable in a matter of minutes and on average 37 children and hundreds of pets die of heatstroke each year after being left alone in cars. "Look before you Leave" your car - every time!

A memorial service for Long Beach Fire Capt. Dave Rosa has been arranged. Rosa was shot and killed while responding to an explosion and fire at a senior living residence on Monday. A second firefighter, Ernesto Torres, and a civilian were wounded. The service is set for Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the arena of the Long Beach Convention Center. Please join us in extending our condolences to the Long Beach Fire Department staff, and the family and friends of Captain Rosa who died in service to the Long Beach community. http://abc7.com/community-events/memorial-service-arranged-for-slain-long-beach-fire-captain/3677454/

Reminder: District Election Information can be found at http://cityoflosalamitos.org/district-elections/

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