Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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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.[4] 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.

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County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Common nameLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Motto"A Tradition of Service"
Agency overview
Formed1850; 173 years ago (1850)[1]
Employees20,159 (2015)[2][needs update]
Annual budgetUS$3,303,110,000 (2019)[3]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionLos Angeles County, California, United States
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's jurisdiction
Size4,083 square miles (10,575 km2)
Legal jurisdictionAs per operations jurisdiction
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
10,915 sworn deputies (2015)
Unsworn members
9,244 unsworn members (2015)
Agency executives
  • Robert Luna, Sheriff
  • April Tardy, Undersheriff
  • Bruce Chase, Assistant Sheriff
  • Sergio Aloma, Assistant Sheriff
  • Holly Francisco, Assistant Sheriff
  • Jill Torres, Assistant Sheriff
Operations Divisions
  • Administrative Services
  • Countywide Operations
  • Custody Operations
  • Patrol Operations
  • Altadena
  • Avalon
  • Carson
  • Century
  • Cerritos
  • Compton
  • Crescenta Valley
  • East Los Angeles
  • Industry
  • Bellflower/Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Lomita
  • Malibu/Lost Hills
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Norwalk
  • Palmdale
  • Pico Rivera
  • San Dimas
  • Santa Clarita Valley
  • South Los Angeles
  • Temple
  • Walnut/Diamond Bar
  • West Hollywood

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.[5]

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.

The LASD has a history of racial profiling, police brutality, police corruption, and other misconduct.[6][7][8] From the 1970s to today, numerous gangs have been known to operate within the LASD.[9][10][11]

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