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  • The Los Angeles School Police Department is the Largest Independent School Police Department in the United States


    Tlaspd badge he Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD)is the largest independent school police department in the United States, with over 410 sworn police officers, 101 non-sworn school safety officers (SSO), and 34 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 school campuses and also patrol the surrounding areas. Our School Safety Officers are also assigned to school campuses and parking enforcement.

    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 enjoying the support of the LAUSD Board of Education, Superintendent, staff, and parents who recognize the important role the LASPD plays in keeping their children and students safe. LASPD personnel concentrate their policing efforts on improving campus safety and creating safe school passages for students, staff, and 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.

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Chief of Police
Todd Chamberlain
 
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Alec Caballero
Secretary to the Chief of Police 
(213) 202-4508
 
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Deputy Chief Timothy J. Anderson 
Support Services Bureau
Critical Response Team
Counter-terrorism Unit 
 
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Deputy Chief Christopher Stevens
Campus Services Bureau, Region 1 & 2
Northwest Division, Northeast Division, West Division
Central Division, East Division, South Division
cstevens@laspd.com
 
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Deputy Chief Joanna Fontenette
Office of the Chief of Police
  
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Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez
Administrative Services Bureau
Investigative Division, Professional Standards Unit, Training Unit, Social Media Team
 

 

Campus Services Bureau
Region 1


lieutenant badge Lieutenant 
Glenn Besunder
  
12540 Pierce Avenue
Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 686-4075
gbesunder@laspd.com

 
Northeast Division oversees operations for 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.
 

 

Campus Services Bureau
Region 1


lieutenant badge Lieutenant
David Mackie
 
 
6625 Balboa Boulevard
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
(818) 654-3760
 
Northwest Division oversees operations for 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.
 

 

Campus Services Bureau
Region 2


lieutenant badge Lieutenant
Patrick Lynch
 
125 North Beaudry Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 202-8643 
 
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.
 

 

Campus Services Bureau
Region 1


lieutenant badge Lieutenant
Frank Minutella
 
13000 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 301-5934 
 
West 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.
 

 

Campus Services Bureau
Region 2


lieutenant badge Lieutenant (LTH)
Clark Fujiwara
 
4500 Multnomah Street
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 276-1755
plynch@laspd.com
 
East 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.
 

 

Campus Services Bureau
Region 2


lieutenant badge Lieutenant
Stephen Mayoral
 
1230 West 177th Street
Gardena, CA 90248
(424) 221-7360 
 
  
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.
 

 

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The Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) Government and Community Relations Section 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.


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Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez
lramirez@laspd.com
(213) 202-4511

Sergeant Rudy Perez
Social Media Team Supervisor
Public Information Officer
rperez@laspd.com

(213) 202-4507

Officer Sandy Romero
Social Media
Public Information Officer
sromero@laspd.com

(213) 393-4259
 
Officer Nick Flores
Social Media
Public Information Officer
nflores@laspd.com
 
 
 

 

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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.