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*VIDEO* LIP SYNC CHALLENGE

LASD takes part in the Lip Sync Challenge and now it’s your turn Orange County Sheriff's Department!   More...

One Brave Momma Bear + Alerted Community Members + Deputies Responding Tactically = A Swift Arrest

It was a hot late afternoon on Sunday June 10, 2018. At about 6:34PM the family was enjoying cold bottled sodas and street tacos in the City of Industry. The family of six was headed back home from a family day at a waterpark. They pulled over and parked their family minivan to grab some of their favorite carne asada tacos before their commute home. While the family was eating out of their van, a dangerous stranger on a bike approached them. More...

Accidental 911 Phone Call Ends in Dance Challenge w/Palmdale Deputy

An accidental 9-1-1 call ends in a dance challenge. when #LASD Patrol Deputy Vic Ekanem was challenged to a dance-off by a young and talented kid. Deputy Vic Ekanem from Palmdale Sheriff's Station was in the lead until they started flossing … Not making any excuses for our Deputy, BUT it was very hot that day and that flashlight kinda threw off his balance. More...

*SUSPECT IDENTIFIED* #LASD Carson Detectives Need Your Help Locating Carson Assault Suspect Julio Cesar Roman

Carson Station detectives are asking for your help in locating Julio Cesar Roman. Suspect Roman is wanted for the brutal attack on convenience store clerk, Darlecia D’Andrade, on Saturday, June 16, 2018 More...

LASD Century Detectives Arrest a Woman in the July 4th Assault of a 92yr old Man

Detectives assigned to Century Station arrested a woman who was alleged to be involved in the assault of a 92 year-old man on July 4, 2018 More...

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department transport approximately 4,500 inmates daily and travels over 2 million miles annually

Did you know Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department transport approximately 4,500 inmates daily and travels over 2 million miles annually? More...

SCV Sheriff's deputies, bystanders save life of distraught man

deputies and bystanders help a man to safety as he is standing on the outside of a bridge in Santa Clarita More...

LASD seeks community input about social media postings

LASD seeks community input about social media postings More...

It's HOT! Beat the Heat at a COOLING Center- Locations & Hours

“When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke... More...

*VIDEO* Sheriff Presides over Academy Graduation for Newest LASD Deputies

On Friday, July 6, 2018, a total of 82 polished recruits lined up on the grinder of the Eugene W. Biscailuz Regional Training Center... More...

Compelled to Enter a Career of Service Like His Father, Deputy Joseph Blair Graduates as Part of Academy Class 429

There are innumerable ways to honor one’s parents. Following in their footsteps, taking the same paths they chose in life, is a beautiful way of showing your value of their choices and honoring their model. More...

Santa Clarita Deputy Locates and Detains a Bank Robbery Suspect within 10 Minutes of the Crime

A Santa Clarita Station deputy responded to assist with locating a bank robbery suspect in Valencia today. His quick response and keen eye paid-off. He located and detained the suspect within 10 minutes of the crime. More...

#LASD Seeking Public’s Help in Locating at Risk Missing Person, Matthew Weiss of Stevenson Ranch

Matthew Weiss suffers from schizophrenia and is bipolar. His family has not seen or heard from him since Saturday. They are asking for the public’s help in locating him. More...

LASD Search & Rescue: Part-Time Deputy, Full-Time Hero

Here is a quick look at our volunteer teams of Reserve Deputy Sheriffs and Rescue Specialists who dedicate their heart, time, and energy into the service of others. Interested in be a part of our Reserve Forces Detail and making a difference in your community? Call 323.526.5100 More...

*VIDEO* This is How We Roll: SEB's "Tac-Cat" Does the Heavy Lifting

Acquired by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for rescue operations in 2013, the Tactical-Caterpillar, or also known as the “Tac-Cat”, is an armored plated tractor... More...

Fireworks Pet Safety

Please keep your pets safe this 4th of July, here are some quick tips to follow More...

This Independence Day remember to celebrate safe and responsibly, and leave the fireworks to the professionals!

This Independence Day remember to celebrate safe and responsibly and leave the fireworks to the professionals!  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind Los Angeles County residents that most fireworks, even the so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, are illegal in unincorporated Los Angeles County. If caught in possession of, or handling illegal fireworks, one can be facing criminal prosecution and significant fines. It could end up even worse, with painful and debilitating injuries. More...

This is How We Roll: SEB's "Tac-Cat" Does the Heavy Lifting

Ever wonder how intense tactical operations come to a peaceful resolution? Well, here is one way the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau handles these incidents. More...

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Special Enforcement Bureau (the SWAT of #LASD), now has an Instagram account!

LASD’s SEB is made up of several teams that execute high-risk tactical operations and rescues throughout Los Angeles County. You can also follow them on Twitter at @seblasd. More...

Our Heroes Work 24 / 7 / 365

Once again, our volunteer Reserve Deputy Sheriff's and Search/Rescue Technicians come to the rescue of accident victims. True heroes in our community! More...

Sheriff Jim McDonnell Joins Pico Rivera for 60th Anniversary Celebration

2018 is special for the City of Pico Rivera, as it proudly celebrates its 60th Anniversary of incorporation. Coming from humble beginnings of the two small cities of Pico and Rivera is today’s Pico Rivera... More...

*VIDEO* Frightened Citizen Saved from Ledge by Deputies

It was another typical day in Lancaster, California for Deputies Driscoll (pictured) and Ornelas, handling calls for service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. About 4pm on June 28, 2018... More...

It’s #NationalCameraDay!

For over 130 years, the LASD has used photography to document, preserve and illustrate the historical accuracy of a scene, person or occasion. More...

This Independence Day remember to celebrate safe and responsibly, and leave the fireworks to the professionals!

Most fireworks, even the so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, are illegal in unincorporated Los Angeles County. More...

VIDEO: Detectives Announce Money Reward Offered in Murder Investigation of Norwalk Tow Truck Driver

A press conference was held to again request the public’s assistance in solving the brutal murder of 22-yr-old Robert Garcia on June 28, 2012, at 11:54 p.m., in the 13500 block of Norwalk Boulevard in the City of Norwalk. More...

Recognizing #Explorers & the Unsung Heroes for their Amazing Performance in the 2018 North County Explorer Competition

#ICYMI Sheriff Jim McDonnell recognized LASD Explorers and behind the scenes staff from Lancaster, Palmdale, and Santa Clarita Valley posts, for their hard work and dedication in the 6th Annual North County Explorer Competition at Pitchess Detention Center. More...

#LASD Behind the Scenes Heroes Strike Again! Burglary-Robbery Task Force Arrest 3 More "Knock-Knock" Burglary Suspects

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau, Burglary-Robbery Task Force (BRTF) are Behind the Scenes Heroes you won't see in uniform, and are usually unseen by the public while they work diligently to make a difference in many neighborhoods across LA County. Residential “Knock-Knock” type burglaries are something they take very seriously, and want to protect your community as if it was their own. More...

Mother of Six Becomes the Victim of a Violent Attack at Work

A convenience store clerk was brutally slashed in the face and abdomen in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 16, 2018. More...

Information Wanted Regarding the Murder of Tristan Beaudette

Anyone with information regarding the death of Tristan Beaudette is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. More...

#LASD Implements Emergency Radio System to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Always preparing for the future, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has implemented a sophisticated new disaster communications system using UrgentLink technology at three LASD facilities. The system is for use in the event of a catastrophic failure of all other conventional communication platforms. To maximize coverage across the 4,100 square miles of Los Angeles County the Department serves, three facilities were strategically selected for the installation of the network hardware. More...

#LASD Seeks the Public’s Help Locating at Risk Missing Person, Jeremy Cole Hawkins, San Dimas

Mr. Hawkins, a 20 year-old White male, 5’10”tall, 200lbs, with short brown hair, was last heard from on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 11:30 p.m. More...

How is the LASD supporting worldwide efforts to eliminate Hate in it's many expressions?  Our guests from Congo Learn about the S.H.A.R.E. program..

Some of our executive staff members such as Commander Pat Nelson, Commander Darrell Bolin, Assistant Sheriff Bobby Denham, Assistant Sheriff Jill Serrano, Chief Joseph Gooden, and Under Sheriff Jacques La Berge stopped by to roll out the red carpet and welcome our guests from Congo... More...

Please cheer your team on responsibly during the 2018 World Cup.

We at the #LASD would like to wish every country participating in the #WorldCup good luck. Although we understand emotions run high sometimes when people root for their teams, we would like to remind everyone in @CountyofLA to celebrate peacefully and responsibly More...

Detectives Search for Witnesses in West Hollywood Death of Homeless Senior Citizen

Can you help us locate this "Person of Interest" in the death of a homeless senior citizen in West Hollywood? Call us with info at 323-890-5500, 310-855-8850, or remain anonymous at 800-222-TIPS (8477) More...

VIDEO-LASD works with our partner agencies to implement effective homeland security strategies. Always ready to respond to incidents...

Check out this video and see all of the different jobs that we have. Are you interested in an awesome job protecting our community? We are hiring!#JoinLASD One Badge. Unlimited Possibilities. More...

Join #LASD in the Great Outdoors

Remember June is the Great Outdoors month. If you are still looking for a fun place to spend your summer, you might want to consider visiting the beautiful beaches in the city of Malibu. More...

Wanted Wednesdays! Hammer Attack Suspect Sought

*$15K REWARD* East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station detectives still seeking public’s help in locating “Hammer” Suspect for assaults More...

Sheriff Statement regarding the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility Construction and Renovation Projects

"The vote to support the continued development of a new correctional treatment facility is absolutely the just and right move forward. More...

Sheriff’s team works to keep drugs, guns, people from being trafficked on SCV roads

To call their work a “cat-and-mouse” game of the highest stakes wouldn’t be a stretch of the truth. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Domestic Highway Enforcement Team is leading the nation for the largest amount of heroin seized roadside this year, according to Sheriff’s Station officials. More...

LASD Investigation Leads to the Seizure of 553 Firearms in Unincorporated Los Angeles County Area of Agua Dulce

A joint operation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Justice led to the Seizure of 553 firearms in Agua Dulce, Unincorporated Los Angeles County last week. More...

Men’s Central Jail is ‘falling apart.’ LA County leaders weigh spending $2.2 billion to replace it

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to consider approval of a roughly $2.2 billion correctional treatment facility that would replace the half-century old Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. More...

Rising to the challenge: Century Sheriff's Station starts unique school resource and threat assessment team, aimed at reducing school violence and threats

In order to meet the challenges of the rise of school violence, Century Station has dedicated resources to the establishment of a School Threat Assessment & Resources (STAR) team pilot program. Over the past two decades, a handful of notable incidents that have come to define school shootings have spread fear across the country. This rising epidemic of youth related violence has forever changed the culture of students, parents and instructors. Unfortunately, with the recent active shooter related incidents, which are posted daily on social media or made by telephone, they often disrupt the learning environment, even when it is determined there is no validity to the threat. The STAR team’s mission is to stem the tide of school related threats of violence through education and training. More...

Start your career in one simple click

If you have our new Mobile App, you are only ONE CLICK away from starting your career with the largest Sheriff's Department in the nation. #JoinLASD One Badge. Unlimited Possibilities. Click here for app: http://www.LASDapp.com More...

The Hall of Justice, In the Beginning

It was supposed to be a day of optimism and new beginnings. On the morning of March 9th, 1921, William I. Traeger was sworn in as the twenty-second man to serve as Sheriff of Los Angeles County. By days end however, the Los Angeles county jail experienced the largest riot in its history and Traeger was forced to intervene to bring it to an end. This riot, and an even larger one at the end of the month, accelerated movement for an undertaking that was long overdue. A new county jail was needed, as was a new way to manage the criminal justice system in Los Angeles County. More...

#LASD Investigation Leads to Seizure of 553 Firearms

A joint operation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Justice led to the Seizure of 553 firearms in Agua Dulce, Unincorporated Los Angeles County last week. More...

Men's Central Jail is falling apart. LA County leaders weight spending 2.2 billion to replace it

LA County BOS consider spending money for correctional treatment facility More...

Happy Father's Day from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Today, please take the time to say "Thank you" and wish your Dad, Daddy, Da-da, Pop, Papa, Poppa a Happy Father's Day. More...

Don't use a debit card

Many people like using a debit card due to convenience or as a budgeting tool, but debit cards lack the same consumer protections that credit cards do. More...

Who recognizes the year, make & model of these vehicles?

The patrol vehicle on the left is a 1957 Ford Custom More...

Two Injured in Unincorporated Monrovia Shooting: Suspect at Large

Temple Station deputies responded to a “shots fired, gunshots heard” call in the 2500 block of Broderick Avenue, unincorporated Monrovia... More...

Just Another Day at the Office for our Forensic ID Specialist Michelle Acevedo - #LASD Behind the Scenes Hero

On one particular day, Michelle’s supervisor received a request from our Homicide Bureau to photograph human remains found 600 feet down a cliff off of Angeles Crest Highway. More...

Sheriff Jim McDonnell Commends Noteworthy Teens as they receive Scholarships from Sheriff’s Youth Foundation

On Monday, June 11, 2018, 15 new Sheriff’s Scholars were honored at a dinner held at the Hall of Justice. These exceptional youths were selected out of over two thousand possible recipients throughout Los Angeles County. More...

Palmdale Sheriff's Station Reaching out to Jewelry Stores; Beware of these Precious Metal Palming Perpetrators!

Palmdale Station Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals wanted for grand theft, that occurred on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 12:40 p.m. More...

LASD Lt., his spouse, and a good samaratin Save a Kitten on Freeway

On Sunday June 10th Lieutenant Minh Dinh, a 31 year Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) veteran assigned to Internal Affairs Bureau, and his spouse Jenny Ha, a retired LASD Lieutenant were enjoying a quiet Sunday. While driving west on the 60 Freeway near the Grand Avenue exit they saw a lone woman, Cathy Chang, sitting on a blanket, in the emergency lane of the right shoulder. Lieutenant Dinh’s law enforcement instincts kicked in, so he and his wife pulled over to offer their assistance to the driver. More...

Accelerated Testing Event at College of the Canyons (Aliso Hall) on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 8:00 am.

LASD Recruitment Unit is hosting Accelerated Testing Event at College of the Canyons (Aliso Hall) on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 8:00 am. More...

Montebello Transit Bus Stabbing Victim Succumbed

The Montebello Transit bus stabbing victim succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on June 10, 2018. More...

Walnut Station foils burglary suspect with aid of multiple stations

Walnut Station foils burglary suspect with aid of multiple stations More...

"Momma" Knows Best! Brave Mother Uses Taco-Tactics to Distract Taco-Eating Cop Impersonator

One Brave Momma Bear + Alerted Community Members + Deputies Responding Tactically = A Swift Arrest & Reassurance that we can work together to put bad guys in jail and have safer communities for our families More...

June is Great Outdoors Month!

June is #GreatOutdoors Month! Summer is the time to #EscapetheIndoors, connect with nature, and enjoy all the different outdoor activities with family and friends. More...

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Participates and Celebrates with the 2018 Summer Games Special Olympics Southern California Champions

Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department joined hundreds of other participating law enforcement personnel from across the state on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 and celebrated champions at the 2018 Summer Games at California State University, Long Beach. More...

Century Station Hosts 11th Annual Memorial Motorcycle Ride

We at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and as Peace Officers, vow to never forget. Century Sheriff's Station held their 11th Annual Memorial Motorcycle Ride today, Saturday, June 9, 2018. The Memorial Ride benefits the families of Peace Officers and Firefighters killed in the line of duty and officers suffering from long term illness. More...

#LASD is Seeking the Public’s Help in Locating at Risk Missing Person, Joe Garza, Pico Rivera

#LASD is Seeking the Public’s Help in Locating at Risk Missing Person, Joe Garza, Pico Rivera More...

Deputy Shot During Las Vegas Concert Reconnects with School Children

#LASD School Resource Deputy Kammer was one of two deputies who were shot at the Route 91 Harvest in Vegas last year. Yesterday she stopped by Mrs. Greenway’s 5th grade class to thank students for the adorable handmade “get well” cards she rec back in October. More...

#LASD Detectives seek additional information on fatal hit and run in Compton. Video attached

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 8:46 p.m., a fatal felonious hit and run traffic collision involving a pedestrian occurred on Wilmington Avenue just north of Stockwell Street in the city of Compton. More...

#LASD Bomb Squad Detective Retires and Her K9 “Tank” is Able to Retire with Her!

#LASD Bomb Squad Detective Retires and Her K9 “Tank” is Able to Retire with Her! More...

Animal Abuse is a Crime! Help LASD Efforts to Prevent Animal Cruelty

Animal Abuse is a Crime! Help LASD Efforts to Prevent Animal Cruelty More...

#LASD Retired Homicide Detectives Recognized for their Dedication and Commitment to Service

#LASD Retired Homicide Detectives Recognized for their Dedication and Commitment to Service More...

#LASD Meet the Century Station Summer Crime Enforcement Team.

#LASD Meet the Century Station Summer Crime Enforcement Team. More...

Did you know the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has a Reserve Forces Detail (RFD)?

Did you know the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has a Reserve Forces Detail (RFD)? More...

Deputies Participate in Youth Mentorship Program with Local Elementary Students

Deputies Participate in Youth Mentorship Program with Local Elementary Students More...

WANTED FOR MURDER: Suspect Matthew Luzon Martin-Capiendo

Suspect Matthew Luzon Martin-Capiendo and three other suspects are suspected of beating the victim to death and dumping his body in the Azusa Canyon.  More...

Los Angeles Sheriff Unveils New Mobile App to Connect with the Community

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is proud to unveil its new and innovative mobile application. The Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the nation to use a mobile application to connect the community with information and resources.  More...

County of Los Angeles Making Progress on Improving Homelessness

County of Los Angeles Making Progress on Improving Homelessness For the first time in four years, homelessness went down in LA County. The results of this year's homeless count show a 3% decrease in homelessness, a 16% decrease in the number of chronically homeless individuals, and an 18% decrease in veteran homelessness. More...

Carson 8 Year Old Boy Found Safe from Parental Abduction, Biological Mother Arrested

#LASD Carson Sheriff’s Station Deputies Arrest Suspects in Child Abduction by Mother from Towne Elementary, Carson More...

Carson Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a foster child, who was abducted by their biological mother on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at from Towne Elementary School.

At approximately 2:40 p.m., the foster mother of 8-year-old Dylan Kostenko showed up to Towne Elementary, located at 18924 Towne Avenue in the city of Carson, to pick up Dylan. She was informed by school personnel, the child had been picked up by his biological mother, 29-year-old Dariia Kostenko. More...

#LASD Asking for Public Assistance in Locating Two Toddlers Ages 4 & 2 From Marina Del Rey

On Tuesday May 29, 2018, at approximately 5:15PM, Marina Del Rey Station deputies responded to the 5100 Block of Goldleaf Circle, in the City of Los Angeles, regarding a violation of a court order call. More...

Antelope Valley Hosts 38th Community Academy

Antelope Valley’s 38th Community Academy is an ongoing program to build a better understanding between the community and the Sheriff’s Department through education. This program focuses on the Sheriff Department’s operational procedures, as well as sessions ranging from criminal law to undercover operations. Participants go on a ride-a-long, tour a custody facility and participated in role-playing exercises. It was great to be able to get to know all of the community members participating in this class. More...

City of Palmdale Dedicates Equestrian Park to Fallen Sergeant Steve Owen

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station and the City of Palmdale hosted a dedication ceremony to honor Sergeant Steve Owen for all of his hard work and commitment to the Antelope Valley and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Tejon Park Equestrian Arena was been renamed to the Sergeant Steve Owen Arena. More...

La Canada City Safety Commission Holds Community Forum on Public Safety

During a recent La Canada City Safety Commission Meeting (comprised of 5 Commissioners, City Liaison Deputy, and the City Management Analyst) the possibility of a City Forum was raised. The purpose would be to keep the community informed on the city's crime trends, ways community members can protect themselves, and the broader ramifications of how an increase in crime could point to state laws in need of reform. More...

West Hollywood Station... Always Moving Forward

Several of the recent events and activities from our West Hollywood Station More...

Homeless Relocated from Channel Watershed for Safety Concerns

Approximately 30 people were relocated from the Dominguez Channel Watershed, which runs through Alondra Park.  The inherent dangers the flood channel posed made it too risky to allow the makeshift residences.  The relocation efforts were a combined effort of the Lawndale SAO team, COPS Bureau, and Parks Bureau. More...

Century Station Holds "Convo with the Captain"

Captain Kerry A. Carter discussed recent crime trends and school safety protocols.   All residents and business community were pleased with the declining crime statistics. More...

#LASDJustTheFacts on Patrol Vehicles

#LASDJustTheFacts The Department’s total fleet is just over 6,300 pieces of equipment – that includes 1,993 Black and White patrol cars and SUVs. More...

*VIDEO LINK ATTACHED* $30K Reward for the ID of Suspects in Murder of 16 y/o Danah Rojo-Rivas, Lynwood

*VIDEO LINK ATTACHED* $30K Reward for the ID of Suspects in Murder of 16 y/o Danah Rojo-Rivas, Lynwood More...

New Pilot Program in LASD Women’s Jail Aims for Family Unification and Baby Bonding

New Pilot Program in LASD Women’s Jail Aims for Family Unification and Baby Bonding Child birth is a life-altering, emotional experience, and for most women, the process of childbirth remains painful, difficult and can be very frightening. More...

Partner saves life of fellow Sergeant

This article highlights the story of Sergeant Teresa Garrett who suffered a stroke and the symptoms were recognized by a fellow Sergeant. Ultimately the quick actions prevented further injury of Sergeant More...

Conversation with a Captain

Captain Kerry Carter from Century Station addresses community members at his quarterly conversation with a Captain event in the city of Lynwood. More...

Sheriff McDonnell Announces Significant Decreases in Crime Rates Across Communities Served by the LASD

In a continuing effort to provide transparency to the public, Sheriff Jim McDonnell stood beside his leadership team to present preliminary details of Part I and Part II crime statistics for 2017 and to highlight the decrease in crime from the previous year. More...

Congratulations to All 2017 Valor Awards Recipients - title!

In 1982, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Valor Awards Program was established to officially and publicly recognize the exceptionally heroic acts performed by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Carson Deputies Fire Rescue

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 11:13 A.M., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department More...

LASD Explorer Class No.99 Graduating Today, Honoring Deputy Irma N Rayas

The Graduation ceremony for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Explorer Class #99 was held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Whittier High School auditorium in the city of Whittier. More...

2018 American Red Cross Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

LASD Saves Lives by hosting a 2018 American Red Cross Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at the Hall of Justice More...