The Los Angeles School Police Department
The Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) is a recognized independent school police department, with 211 sworn police officers, 25 non-sworn school safety officers (SSO), and 32 civilian support staff dedicated to serving the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). It is the fifth largest police department in Los Angeles County, and the 14th largest in California.
Unique to the LASPD team is the variety of assignments and services it delivers to its customers: the students and faculty at the schools, the employees of the LAUSD, and the communities in which the students live. Our Police Officers are assigned to communities of schools and patrol the surrounding areas . Our School Safety Officers are also assigned to support school traffic safety, parking enforcement and facility protection.
The LASPD also shares jurisdiction and interacts with over 13 municipal and county law enforcement agencies (to include multiple outside agency divisions and stations), as well as state and federal law enforcement and emergency services agencies.
The LASPD team is a progressive and forward-thinking organization who recognize the important role of keeping children and students safe. LASPD personnel concentrate their policing efforts on improving campus safety and creating safe school passages for students, staff, and the school community. The goal of the LASPD team is to address the quality of life issues that impact student safety and the ability of the students and staff to enjoy a safe learning environment free from the fear of crime. Our team is also committed to ensuring a safe school community as we partner with local municipal law enforcement agencies, residential and business communities, faith-based organizations, and various non-profit community-service organizations.
- Office of the Chief
Interim Chief of PoliceSteven ZippermanPolice Chief of the Los Angeles School Police DepartmentLieutenant Nina BuranasombatiAdjutant to the Chief(213) 399-2466Police Officer Jose PerezAide to the Chief of Police(213) 541-3977Irene YbanezSecretary to the Chief of Police(213) 202-4508
- Government and Community Relations Engagement Unit
The Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) Government and Community Relations Engagement Unit is a highly visible proactive unit, representing the department and the Chief Of Police to establish, build, and sustain relationships throughout the diverse communities we serve.
This unit also manages the department's social media platforms. Social media is a means for LAUSD community, students, staff, law enforcement agencies, and members of the media to inform themselves of department information and events. The team is a direct report to the Chief Of Police, with a focus on community engagement, transparency, and partnerships with Department stakeholders.
In doing so, we collectively improve the quality of safety for all students, staff, administrators, parents and the school community.
Contact us at email@example.comLieutenant Adjutant Nina Buranasombati
Social Media Team Supervisor
Public Information Officer
(213) 399-2466Officer Nick FloresSocial MediaPublic Information Officer(213) 280-3185
- Northwest and Northeast Division
Field Services Bureau
Adalberto Espinosaaespinosa@laspd.comNorthwest6625 Balboa BoulevardLake Balboa, CA 91406(818) 654-3760Northeast12540 Pierce AvenuePacoima, CA 91331(818) 686-4075Northwest Division oversees operations in the west half of the San Fernando Valley. It spans from the 405 Freeway and portions of Panorama City on the eastern border to the LAUSD border to the west, Mulholland Drive to the south and extends north to the LAUSD border. LASPD Northwest Division proudly serves the western portion of LAUSD Local District Northwest, plus the Panorama City area of LAUSD Local District Northeast.Northeast Division oversees operations in the east half of the San Fernando Valley. It spans from the 405 Freeway, to the LAUSD border on the east, Mulholland Drive to the south and extends north to the LAUSD border. LASPD Northeast Division proudly serves the eastern portion of LAUSD Local District Northeast, except for the Panorama City area.
- Central and West Division
Field Services Bureau
Alex Belloabello@laspd.comWest13000 Venice BlvdLos Angeles,CA 90066(213) 400-7636Central125 North Beaudry AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90012(213) 400-7636West Division oversees operations for the West Los Angeles, Hollywood, Wilshire, and Southwest Los Angeles Communities. It spans from the Pacific Ocean on the west and extends east to the district lines of LAUSD Local District Central and South. LASPD West Division proudly serves LAUSD Local District West.Central Division oversees operations for the Central City Area of Los Angeles. It spans from the Eagle Rock area on the north, south to Slauson Boulevard, from Western Avenue west to Alameda Street on the east. LASPD Central Division proudly serves LAUSD Local District Central.
- East and South Division
Field Services Bureau
Rudy Perezrperez@laspd.comEast Division4500 Multnomah StreetLos Angeles, CA 90032South Division1230 West 177th StreetGardena, CA 90248(424) 221-7360East Division oversees operations from the north side of East Los Angeles, to the southern border of the City of South Gate. In addition, East Division services six unincorporated cities within the LAUSD boundaries of South Gate, Bell, Huntington Park, Cudahy, Maywood, and Vernon. LASPD East Division proudly serves LAUSD Local District East.South Division oversees operations from South Los Angeles to the Port of Los Angeles Communities. It spans from Slauson Boulevard on the north to the port of Los Angeles on the south. It also covers the communities of Gardena, Lomita, Carson, and North East Long Beach. LASPD South Division proudly serves the LAUSD Local District South.
- Budget and Records Management
Budget and Records Management
Administrative Services Division
125 North Beadury Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
firstname.lastname@example.orgBudget and Records Management Division is responsible for a host of LASPD administrative services, including data and crime analysis, citation processing, subpoena processing, report requests, budget and finance and various other related functions.
- School Safety Officers
School Safety Officers provide additional safety servicesA School Safety Officer (SSO) is a civilian non-armed employee of the Los Angeles School Police Department that receives additional training and equipment enabling them to provide support for school safety. In working with the School Police, the SSO’s learn much about the duties of the Los Angeles School Police Department and, as such, are a very helpful aid. Some SSO’s go on to become police officers, continuing to provide for the safety of teachers, students, and other staff members within the LAUSD. They also participate in conjunction with School Police Officers in such programs as holiday food drives, school supply giveaways, school dedications, and many other events.School Safety Officers provide safety services for district locations, Adult Schools, Occupational Schools, and Skill Centers. In 2004, a Parking Enforcement Unit comprised of School Safety Officers was formed to provide improved traffic safety for Los Angeles Unified School District schools and other various facilities. The unit helps to educate drivers about the enforcement necessity of designated parking around schools. The Parking Enforcement Unit is also utilized to assist schools with traffic control and enforcement at such events as graduations, evacuation drills, and critical events.
- LASPD Badge
1. Border design based on the fasces - cylindrical bundles of wooden rods, tied tightly together, from which an axe protrudes. The fasces were an ancient Roman symbol of magisterial authority, but symbolized unity as well as power.
2. Designation of rank.
3. Rays of a setting sun identifying a West Coast location.
4. Replica of Los Angeles City High School. Los Angeles High, the first high school in Southern California, began classes on September 1, 1873. Classes were held in two rooms on the upper floor of Central Elementary School, which sat on a site now the Criminal Courts Building. On September 3, 1916, work began on the Los Angeles High School engraved on our badge. The school opened the following year, even without a gym, cafeteria, paved streets, or street cars within five blocks. The building stood tall until a devastating earthquake on February 9, 1971. The present day Los Angeles High School was dedicated on June 4, 1977.
5. The Department Seal: Top left corner - the stars and stripes represent Los Angeles as an American city. Top right corner - the Bear Flag represents the California Republic of 1846. Bottom left corner - The LAUSD seal. Bottom right corner - Lady Justice, symbolizing the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice, or favor. Around the outside of the shield - olives, grapes, and oranges serve as reminders that Los Angeles is a garden community. The Rosary around the Seal represents the contributions of the Mission Padres in the early years of Los Angeles.
6. Agency name.
7. Badge/serial number or symbol of rank.
8. Oval shape, which was a unique design when adopted in 1940.
- LASPD Organizational Chart
LASPD Organizational Chart