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

Department Officers* Number of Residents per Officer Address & Telephone
Alhambra 76 1,116 211 S First St, 91801; (626) 570-5151
Arcadia 66 892 250 W Huntington Dr, 91007; (626) 574-5150
Azusa 56 900 725 N Alameda Ave, 91702; (626) 812-3200
Baldwin Park 70 1,084 14403 E Pacific Ave, 91706; (626) 960-1955
Bell 29 1,233 6326 Pine Ave, 90201; (323) 585-1245
Bell Gardens 46 921 7100 Garfield Ave, 90201; (562) 806-7600
Beverly Hills 131 261 464 N Rexford Dr, 90210; (310) 550-4951
Burbank 139 746 200 N Third St, 91502; (818) 238-3000
Claremont 39 941 570 W Bonita Ave, 91711; (909) 399-5411
Covina 52 923 444 N Citrus Ave, 91723; (626) 331-3391
Department Officers* Number of Residents per Officer Address & Telephone
Culver City 111 354 4040 Duquesne Ave, 90232; (310) 253-6208
Downey 117 960 10911 Brookshire Ave, 90241; (562) 861-0771
El Monte 118 982 11333 Valley Blvd, 91731; (626) 580-2100
El Segundo 61 274 348 Main St, 90245; (310) 524-2200
Gardena 89 672 1718 W 162nd St, 90247; (310) 217-9670
Glendale 231 877 131 N Isabel St, 91206; (818) 548-4840
Glendora 50 1,044 150 S Glendora Ave, 91741; (626) 914-8250
Hawthorne 88 992 12501 S Hawthorne Blvd, 90250; (310) 349-2700
Hermosa Beach 32 608 540 Pier Ave, 90254; (310) 318-0360
Huntington Park 56 1,039 6542 Miles Ave, 90255; (323) 584-6254
Department Officers* Number of Residents per Officer Address & Telephone
Inglewood 192 570 One W Manchester Blvd, 90301; (310) 412-5210
Irwindale 27 54 5050 N Irwindale Ave, 91706; (626) 430-2244
La Verne 37 874 2061 Third St, 91750; (909) 596-1913
Long Beach 817 573 400 W Broadway, 90802; (562) 570-7260
Los Angeles 10,002 401 100 W First St, 90012; (877) 275-5273
Manhattan Beach 62 574 420 15th St, 90266; (310) 545-4566
Monrovia 46 798 140 E Lime Ave, 91016; (626) 256-8000
Montebello 72 870 1600 W Beverly Blvd, 90640; (323) 887-1313
Monterey Park 69 876 320 W Newmark Ave, 91754; (626) 307-1311
Palos Verdes Estates 20 670 340 Palos Verdes Dr West, 90274; (310) 378-4211
Department Officers* Number of Residents per Officer Address & Telephone
Pasadena 222 639 207 N Garfield Ave, 91101; (626) 744-4501
Pomona 147 1,039 490 W Mission Blvd, 91766; (909) 620-2155
Redondo Beach 91 741 401 Diamond St, 90277; (310) 379-2477
San Fernando 31 794 910 First St, 91340; (818) 898-1267
San Gabriel 51 793 625 S Del Mar Ave, 91776 ; (626) 308-2828
San Marino 26 508 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 219 418 333 Olympic Dr, PO Box 2200, 90401; (310) 395-9931
Sierra Madre 15 728 242 W Sierra Madre Bl, 91024; (626) 355-1414
Signal Hill 32 363 2745 Walnut Ave, 90755; (562) 989-7200
Department Officers* Number of Residents per Officer Address & Telephone
South Gate 72 1,312 8620 California Ave, 90280; (323) 563-5436
South Pasadena 33 776 1422 Mission St, 91030; (626) 403-7270
Torrance 206 705 3300 Civic Center Dr, 90503; (310) 328-3456
Vernon 41 3 4305 S Santa Fe Ave, 90058; (323) 583-8811
West Covina 88 1,208 1444 W Garvey, 91791; (626) 939-8500
Whittier 118 730 13200 Penn St, 90602; (562) 567-9200

* Law enforcement employee counts (as of October 31, 2019), submitted by agencies.
† Based on 2019 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting

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. 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. That contract, however, was ended when Maywood's department later disbanded (see next paragraph), forcing Cudahy back to the Sheriff's Department.


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 (the department was reported to hire officers fired by other law enforcement agencies). 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 1997, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, responsible for police services for much of the bus and rail public transit in Los Angeles County, was disbanded and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority contracted with the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Of the more than 300 police officers working for MTA, 60 percent were then absorbed by the LAPD and the remaining number absorbed by the Sheriff's Department. LAPD assumed police services for transit lines within the city of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department for MTA lines operating outside Los Angeles.


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


In 1990, the Azusa Police Department added a Chevrolet Camaro Z28 to its small fleet of patrol vehicles, the first Camaro delivered to a police department. The unconventional police vehicle was reportedly slipped past the city council as a non-descript item in the police budget, but, despite initial misgivings, became popular with the public.


Many police departments in Los Angeles County use reserve officers -- officers who perform part-time law enforcement duties.