Angeles County Sheriff's Department Mission is to establish
and sustain safe and peaceful communities, including neighborhoods,
parks, schools, business districts and homes. We are committed
to understanding each community's vision, values, and specific
needs, and to administer/develop law enforcement services
that respect the desires of each community we serve.
Staffing & Demographics
East Los Angeles is 7.48 square miles with a resident population
of 126,064. Fifty-six deputies are dedicated to providing
patrol service to this community.
of Commerce is 6.7 square miles with a resident population
estimated at 12,568. The City is primarily industrial with
a day time population estimated at 43,367. During peak
business hours, it is estimated that approximately 100,000
persons "pass through" Commerce on a daily basis.
Thirty-two deputy personnel and one service area manager
(Sergeant) are dedicated to providing patrol services to
Los Angeles Station has made a commitment to provide a
superior level of service to the communities it serves.
Our intent is to foster closer, more productive relationships
with our communities and ensure that they are provided
with a superior level of law enforcement service. This
philosophy rests on the organizational strategy of deploying
line deputies permanently in beat areas where they can
operate as community based problem solvers to interact
with the same people on a face-to-face-basis each day.
This approach encourages the formal and informal input
from citizens, providing the community with a voice in
helping set law enforcement priorities while developing
creative solutions to community problems.
Los Angeles Station Detective Bureau
Bureau is divided into three teams which conduct investigations
by a crime classification format.
1 - Auto Theft/Property Crimes is comprised of one sergeant
and six detectives. Investigations including all crimes
relating to vehicles thefts and crimes against property
such as burglaries and grand thefts.
2 - Family Crimes Unit is comprised of one sergeant and
five detectives responsible for handling domestic violence
cases, elder abuse cases, child abuse cases not handled
by the Family Crimes Bureau, sexual assault cases and 290
P.C. sex registrants. The sergeant also serves as a direct
liaison to the Violence Intervention Program (VIP), a program
that incorporates the Center for the Vulnerable Child,
a Sexual Assault Center, and a Domestic Violence Program.
3 - Robbery/Assault Team is comprised of one sergeant and
four detectives responsible for the investigation of all
robberies and assaults.
the Year 2001, East Los Angeles Detectives investigated approximately
Los Angeles Station has a full-time crime analyst and clerk
to input and evaluate crime trends within our jurisdiction.
Several high profile cases including a serial rapist, two
serial robberies and a commercial burglary case were solved
last year based in part on the outstanding work of the crime
Safe Streets (O.S.S.)
sergeant and eight detectives work together to reduce
gang violence and impact the quality of life in neighborhoods
through the persistent application of innovative
law enforcement techniques. This concept is based
upon ethical practices and effective strategies that
endorse the use of extensive prevention, intervention
and suppression techniques that align the energies
of families, schools, neighborhoods and law enforcement
agencies. The unit is responsible for investigating
crimes committed by "targeted" street gangs
in the East Los Angeles area. The unit works in conjunction
with other law enforcement agencies, L.A. County
Probation, State Parole, and the District Attorney's
Office in their endeavor to arrest and prosecute
violent gang members.
Enforcement Team (G.E.T.)
Relieved of handling routine calls for service, deputies respond to those
calls believed to be gang related. This team focuses on those areas frequented
by gang members and where reported violent gang activity is occurring.
Through the unit's specialized patrol efforts, the one sergeant and five
deputies assigned to G.E.T. have contributed to the significant decrease
in gang activity in East Los Angeles Station's jurisdiction.
Four detectives and one sergeant are dedicated
to investigate and enforce the law as it pertains to the
use, possession, sale, manufacturing, and transportation
of controlled substances. This team works very closely with
patrol, C.O.P.S. and O.S.S./G.E.T. personnel, and is historically
one of the most productive narcotics teams on the Sheriff's
The Parole/Probation Task Force targets parolees
and probationers who are engaged in criminal activity with
a focus on violent gang members. Task Force members act as
a liaison between the California Department of Corrections,
the California Youth Authority, the District Attorney's Office,
the Los Angeles County Department of Probation and the Los
Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Force members attend community meetings such as Los Angeles
County Supervisor Molina's ELA Task Force Meetings. Members
also lecture to Parole and Probation officers at their
in-service training meetings, and maintain and distribute
law enforcement-related information on parolees and probationers.
Through Our Perseverance Program (S.T.O.P. Team)
The "S.T.O.P." Team
was developed to provide immediate family crisis intervention,
resource referral services, victims assistance, threat assessment
and safety planning for families in crisis. The Team is comprised
of a specially trained Deputy Sheriff and a Shelter Advocate.
A Deputy District Attorney is dedicated to the East Los Angeles Station
and works closely with East Los Angeles Station detectives, Narcotics
investigators and O.S.S. detectives to solve law enforcement problems
with long term strategies and solutions. The Deputy District Attorney
is dedicated in improving the quality of life in East Los Angeles by
working as a liaison between law enforcement agencies and the court system.
Department believes that community partnerships and cooperation
can enhance the quality of life in area neighborhoods.
East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station is pleased to be involved
in many unique community based programs which are proving
to be highly effective in identifying specific problems
and developing solutions in neighborhoods.
Crime prevention personnel organize, mobilize, and facilitate communication
with the public and motivate community members to participate in problem
solving partnerships. They organize groups such as neighborhood watch
meetings, Community Advisory Councils, business owner's associations,
and homeowner's associations. They attend community meetings and advise
the public on neighborhood safety, crime awareness, and building security.
One sergeant and three deputies are assigned to the unit. Duties also
include organizing youth activity leagues that provide a positive outlet
for juveniles through activities such as sports, volunteer work, and
Youth Athletic League (Y.A.L.)
The Y.A.L. Program provides a safe, supportive haven for counseling,
educational tutoring, and after-school recreational activities for youth.
Two YAL deputies are responsible for developing and coordinating programs
at Salazar Park and the Maravilla Housing Development in East Los Angeles.
Community Development Block Grants and local fund raising offset the
cost of these programs which include school academic programs, computer
labs, Tae Kwon Do class, modern dance class, boy scouts, fishing, athletics,
overnight camping, cultural trips, basketball league, volleyball, and
soap box derbies (partial list). There are approximately 700 children
involved with these two programs. These programs provide the youth of
our community an alternative to gangs and drugs.
Angeles County Sheriff's Department, along with the support
of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation,
Supervisor Gloria Molina's office and the East Los Angeles
community are working together on a proposal to open a
skate park in the First Supervisorial District, here in
East Los Angeles. This project's overall goal is to provide
youth with a safe environment to skate and allow a positive
interaction between local youth and law enforcement representatives.
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Program
There are nine Reserve Deputy Sheriffs who are utilized to supplement
the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's law enforcement manpower
at East Los Angeles Station. Like full-time deputies, Reserve Deputies
are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel and
perform general law enforcement duties, including crime prevention and
investigation, responding to calls, traffic control, and enforcement
Thirty-seven Deputy Explorers are assigned to East Los Angeles Station.
Under the Supervision of a full time deputy sheriff, they actively participate
in community affairs and non-hazardous law enforcement activities. Deputy
Explorers assist deputy sheriffs in report writing, bicycle licensing,
public fingerprinting, assist in "Operation Kid Print," crowd
assistance at parades and civic events, anti-crime campaigns, search
missions, and statistical computations.
East Los Angeles Station is very fortunate to have a very active Civilian
Volunteer Program. Fifty-six volunteers currently volunteer their time
to assist Sheriff's Station Personnel and their community in different
programs, projects and events. The program has also been expanded to
include a Volunteers on Patrol Program that will augment the law enforcement
efforts and citizen involvement in the East Los Angeles community.
Los Angeles Station is committed to providing the community
with the highest standard of law enforcement services.
As we continue to collaborate with partners in our communities,
parks, schools, and businesses. Our services and programs
will continue to expand and improve to create and sustain
a safe and peaceful community.