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Municipal Police Departments in Los Angeles County

Officer counts as of 2011

For cities not listed below, see Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Department

Officers

Number of Residents per Officer* Address & Telephone
Alhambra

84

1,001 211 S First St, 91801; (626) 570-5151
Arcadia

63

905 250 W Huntington Dr, 91007; (626) 574-5151
Azusa

62

757 725 N Alameda Ave, 91702; (626) 812-3200
Baldwin Park

70

1,090 14403 E Pacific Ave, 91706; (626) 960-1955
Bell

28

1,282 6326 Pine Ave, 90201; (323) 585-1245
Bell Gardens

51

835 7100 Garfield Ave, 90201; (562) 806-7600
Beverly Hills

112

308 464 N Rexford Dr, 90210; (310) 550-4951
Burbank

156

670 200 N Third St, 91502; (818) 238-3000
Claremont

35

1,010 207 Harvard Ave, 91711; (909) 399-5460
Covina

55

879 444 N Citrus Ave, 91723; (626) 384-5808
Culver City

105

375 4040 Duquesne Ave, 90232; (310) 837-1221
Downey

114

992 11111 Brookshire Ave, 90241; (562) 861-0771
El Monte

121

949 11333 Valley Blvd, 91731; (626) 580-2100
El Segundo

61

276 348 Main St, 90245; (310) 524-2200
Gardena

93

640 1718 W 162nd St, 90247; (310) 217-9670
Glendale

237

818 131 N Isabel St, 91206; (818) 548-4840
Glendora

51

993 150 S Glendora Ave, 91741; (626) 914-8250
Hawthorne

94

907 12501 Hawthorne Blvd, 90250; (310) 349-2700
Hermosa Beach

34

580 540 Pier Ave, 90254; (310) 318-0360
Huntington Park

66

891 6542 Miles Ave, 90255; (323) 584-6254
Inglewood

183

606 One W Manchester Blvd, 90301; (310) 412-5211
Irwindale

26

55 5050 Irwindale Ave, 91706; (626) 430-2244
La Verne

40

786 2061 Third St, 91750; (909) 596-1913
Long Beach

847

552 400 W Broadway, 90802; (562) 570-7260
Los Angeles

9,860

389 100 W First St, 90012; (877) 275-5273
Manhattan Beach

60

592 1400 Highland Ave, 90266; (310) 802-5140
Monrovia

46

805 140 E Lime Ave, 91016; (626) 256-8000
Montebello

69

916 1600 W Beverly Blvd, 90640; (323) 887-1313
Monterey Park

68

897 320 W Newmark Ave, 91754; (626) 307-1311
Palos Verdes Estates

25

544 340 Palos Verdes Dr West, 90274; (310) 378-4211
Pasadena

231

601 207 N Garfield Ave, 91101; (626) 744-4501
Pomona

148

1,019 490 W Mission Blvd, 91766; (909) 620-2155
Redondo Beach

89

759 401 Diamond St, 90277; (310) 379-2477
San Fernando

32

748 910 First St, 91340; (818) 898-1267
San Gabriel

54

744 625 S Del Mar Ave, 91776 ; (626) 308-2828
San Marino

27

493 2200 Huntington Dr, 91108; (626) 300-0720
Santa Fe Springs

---

--- 11576 Telegraph Rd, 90670 (Contract with Whittier PD); (562) 409-1850; TDD (562) 409-1855
Santa Monica

204

445 333 Olympic Dr, PO Box 2200, 90401; (310) 395-9931
Sierra Madre

16

690 242 W Sierra Madre Bl, 91024; (626) 355-1414
Signal Hill

36

310 2745 Walnut Ave, 90755; (562) 989-7200
South Gate

80

1,194 8620 California Ave, 90280; (323) 563-5400
South Pasadena

33

785 1422 Mission St, 91030; (626) 403-7270
Torrance

215

684 3300 Civic Center Dr, 90503; (310) 328-3456
Vernon

49

2 4305 S Santa Fe Ave, 90058; (323) 583-8811
West Covina

97

1,107 1444 W Garvey, 91791; (626) 939-8500
Whittier

116

744 13200 Penn St, 90602; (562) 567-9200

* Based upon 2011 estimated population.

For cities not listed above, see Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 

All Los Angeles County municipalities not listed above contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for police services with the exception of the City of Santa Fe Springs and City of Maywood.  In 1995, Santa Fe Springs became the first municipality in Los Angeles County to contract with an adjoining city (City of Whittier) for police services. In 2003, Cudahy ended its contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and contracted with the neighboring Maywood Police Department for police services (see next paragraph).

In an unprecedented move by any California city, the City of Maywood disbanded almost all municipal departments and services, including the Maywood Police Department, effective June 30, 2010.  The city council was forced to respond to cancellation of the city's workman's compensation and commercial insurance coverage by the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) due to a poor claims history over the period of 2005 to 2010.  This negative claims history included a number of expensive lawsuits against the police department.  After dismissal of the police department, the city contracted with the the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for police services.  The Maywood Police Department had also served a contract for the City of Cudahy for police services after Cudahy cancelled their contract with the Sheriff's Department in 2003.  With the disbanding of the Maywood Police Department, Cudahy was forced to re-contract with the Sheriff.

After a long, bitter relationship between Compton City Council and the Compton Police Department, the council voted in July 2000 to disband the department and contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for police services. The council cited financial savings. Members of the department attributed the move to a vendetta against the department.

In 1995, the City of Hawaiian Gardens discontinued its contract with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and formed Los Angeles County’s newest police department with 20 officers. A few years later, however, faced with a budget crisis, the City Council voted over the objections of residents to disband the department and re-establish a contract with the Sheriff.

Many police departments in Los Angeles County use reserve officers--officers that perform part-time law enforcement duties. Contact a police department of your choice to see whether you might become involved.

 

 

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