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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), officially the County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, is a law enforcement agency serving Los Angeles County, California. LASD is the largest sheriff's department in the United States and the third largest local police agency in the United States, following the New York Police Department, and the Chicago Police Department. LASD has approximately 18,000 employees, 9,915 sworn deputies and 9,244 unsworn members. It is sometimes confused with the unrelated Los Angeles Police Department which provides law enforcement service within the city of Los Angeles, which is the county seat of Los Angeles County.
|County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department|
|Common name||Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department|
|Motto||"A Tradition of Service"|
|Formed||1850; 173 years ago (1850)|
|Employees||20,159 (2015)[needs update]|
|Annual budget||US$3,303,110,000 (2019)|
|Operations jurisdiction||Los Angeles County, California, United States|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's jurisdiction|
|Size||4,083 square miles (10,575 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||As per operations jurisdiction|
|Headquarters||211 West Temple Street|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The department's three main responsibilities are to provide municipal police services within Los Angeles County, courthouse security for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, and housing and transportation services of inmates within the county jail system. The LASD provides municipal police services to the unincorporated communities and 42 of the 88 cities within Los Angeles County.
In addition to its primary responsibilities, LASD contracts with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metrolink, provides law enforcement services to ten community colleges, and patrols county parks, golf courses, special event venues, lakes, hospitals, and county facilities. LASD provides services, such as crime laboratories, homicide investigations, and academy training, to smaller law enforcement agencies within the county and across the State of California.
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