News, Amber Alerts and other important info from the Los Angeles Police Department.

May 272016
LAPD Presented New Bicycle To 8-Year-Old Crime Victim

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. Captain Ernest Eskridge, Area Commanding Officer, Foothill Area; Captain Elaine Morales, Patrol Commanding Officer, Foothill Area and Burglary Detective III Al Munoz, Foothill Area visited the home of 8-year-old Alejandro Elias in Pacoima to present him with a new bike! Why? On May 4, 2016, eight year-old […]

Oct 282014
LAPD’s Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

LAPD’s Safety Tips For The Holiday Season The holiday season quickly approaches and law enforcement would like the public to be mindful and take steps to think ahead about personal safety, and the safety of your Communities. As we quickly approach the holiday season, now is the perfect time to remind one another of the […]

May 022014
LAPD Search For A New Leader

He’s the best candidate to lead the department through a rigorous and soul-searching reinvention. Los Angeles County voters are soon to pick a new sheriff from a field of seven candidates, each with a reasonably decent chance of making it to a runoff, and it’s hard to overstate both how unusual and how momentous that […]

Apr 092014
LAPD Investigating Every Car In Los Angeles

LAPD Says They’re Investigating Every Car In Los Angeles, Including Yours. The LAPD and LASD have been collecting information on every license plate in Los Angeles as part of an ongoing “investigation”—whether or not a crime has been committed. Big Brother much? The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have […]

Mar 122014
Reflecting on 100 years of women serving in the LAPD

The petite preacher from Kansas raised her right hand to solemnly swear the unimaginable: an oath to become a Los Angeles police officer.In pinning on that “Policeman” badge 100 years ago today, Policewoman Alice Stebbins Wells shattered an exclusive mens’ world at police stations across Los Angeles, the nation and the globe.But would she ever […]

Aug 122013
LAPD Safe Driving Tips For Back To School

Back to School Safety and Crossing Guard Awareness Detail School Drop Off and Pick-Up Safety NA13134ne WHAT: News Conference WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Crosswalk Awareness Detail (Vanowen Street/Columbus Avenue) 7:30 a.m. Start of News Conference 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Columbus Avenue Elementary 6700 Columbus Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91405 WHO: Councilmember Nury Martinez, City of […]

May 062013
LAPD Community Awareness with Explosives

Community Awareness with Explosives Terrorism – Explosives and Incendiary Devices The purpose of this circular is to provide a standardized source of instruction in responding to, and addressing incidents involving terrorist attacks, hazardous materials incidents, and biohazardous contaminations. This circular is designed for use by Department personnel and the general public; it serves to foster […]

Mar 222013
Police Chief Charlie Beck

Police Chief Charlie Beck thanked the Commissioners for attending the various Department events and said it was an example of the important role the civilian oversight committee plays in community relations. Chief Beck then said the overall crime rates in the City are down for the first quarter of the year.

Feb 172013
LAPD Personnel Involved With The Dorner Incident

Requests for Interviews with LAPD Personnel Involved with the Dorner Case NA13026an What:    Clarification to Media Outlets regarding requests to interview LAPD Personnel and/or their Family members involvedwith the Christopher Dorner incident. The Chief of Police has directed that all LAPD personnel involved with the Dorner incident, particularly those personnel connected with the protection details, […]

Feb 112013
LAPD Officer Wounded by Suspect in Riverside

LAPD Officer Wounded by Suspect in Riverside Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were shot at as they followed a possible homicide suspect in Riverside. On February 7, 2013, around 1:45 a.m., two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were in the area of the 15 freeway and Magnolia Avenue in the Riverside area.  […]

Jan 262013
LAPD Fatal Traffic Collision in Van Nuys

                             Fatal Traffic Collision in Van Nuys NR13018cj On Saturday, January 19, 2013, around 5:50 p.m., LAPD Valley Traffic officer responded to a collision that occurred on Sepulveda Boulevard and Haynes Street.  When they arrived they found an unconscious woman on the ground suffering from injuries.  They were also met by a male who advised […]

Dec 222012
Ninth Annual San Fernando Valley Christmas Celebration

Ninth Annual San Fernando Valley Christmas Celebration What:        Christmas Celebration When:        Saturday, December 22, 2012                       10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where:       Living Hope Community Church                    214 North Maclay Street                    San Fernando, CA 91340  Who:         Project Living Hope                    LAPD Baseball Team Why:         […]

Nov 232012
LAPD Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Effect

What:    Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint When:    Friday, November 23, 2012, 8 p.m. to Saturday, November 30, 2012, 2 p.m. Where:   Manchester Avenue at Hoover Street Los Angeles, California What:    Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint When:    Friday, November 23, 2012, 6 p.m. to Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12 a.m. Where:   Western Avenue at Browning Boulevard […]

Oct 222012
LAPD Detectives Have Identified a Murder Suspect

  LAPD Devonshire Area Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information on the whereabouts of a man who murdered 25-year-old Louis Villegas in Northridge. On September 25, 2012, around 12:10 a.m., LAPD Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the area of Parthenia Street and Balboa Boulevard.  When […]

Aug 252012
LAPD Are Asking For The Publics Help

  Two North Hollywood Girls Missing The family of half-sisters Michelle Herrera and Bianey Lagunas, along with the Los Angeles Police Department, are asking for the public’s help in locating the two children who appeared to have run away from home. They were last seen atSun ValleyMiddle Schoolyesterday around8 a.m.  When the children did not return […]

Aug 172012
LAPD is Looking for Impaired Drivers at Hollywood Boulevard Checkpoint

Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint on Hollywood Boulevard between Bronson Avenue and Gower Street in Los Angeles on Friday, August 17, 2012; 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  Officers […]