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Home >> L.A. Metro MDT >> Law Enforcement in Los Angeles County

Law Enforcement in Los Angeles County
Municipal, Sheriff, L.A.P.D.
If someone is in danger, cannot go to a safe place and needs immediate help, CALL 911.

When a crime is committed, the jurisdiction usually belongs to the location where the crime occurred. In Los Angeles County, several types of law enforcement agencies might be involved:


Cities with their own police department
Examples: Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena...
You should contact the local police department for help and to file the police report.
The Los Angeles Almanac Web site features the list, address and telephone number of
Municipal Police Departments in Los Angeles County.


Cities or unincorporated County areas where police services are contracted with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.
Examples: West Hollywood, Altadena...
You should contact the local Sheriff Station for help and to file the police report. Go to the
LASD Station Map and click on the local station for more information.
The Sheriff Department has a specialized unit focusing on elder abuse:
Barbara White, Elder/Dependent Abuse Coordinator
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Fraud Detail, Elder/Dependent Adult Unit
11515 S. Colima Road, #104
Whittier, 90604
Tel: 562-946-7217

bulletThe Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
serving the City of Los Angeles.
The City is divided into 18 Areas. The Area where the crime took place will usually take the report and investigate.

The Los Angeles City Attorney Elders at Risk Task Force works closely with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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If you wish to see a larger map of each Area, you can do so by visiting the LAPD's Web site at http://www.lapdonline.org/

Go to Select an Area and chose the Area you wish to see. 
You can then click on Map Options and do a search by address or view the Basic Car Map displaying the Area boundaries. 
If you Visit the Station, you can see the telephone directory of the various units including the Detective Desk.

In each Area, the Burglary Detective Units specialize in crimes of Fiduciary Elder Abuse and the newly created Family Violence Detective Units investigate most other Elder Abuse and Neglect crimes.

The following Bureaus and Areas send representatives to the City Attorney Elders at Risk Task Force:

Central Bureau (Central Area, Hollenbeck Area, Newton Area, Northeast Area and Rampart Area)

Valley Bureau (Devonshire Area, Foothill Area, Northeast Area, Van Nuys Area and West Valley Area) 

Parker Center

The LAPD also has a Fraud Section including an Elder Abuse Estate Unit which investigates major cases of elder financial abuse.  up arrow to top of page

 This page was last updated on  11/13/2005


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