Los Angeles School Police Department

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Los Angeles School Police Department
Common name Los Angeles School Police
Abbreviation LASPD
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Patch of the Los Angeles School Police Department.
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Seal of the Los Angeles School Police Department
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Badge of the Los Angeles School Police Department.
Agency overview
Formed 1948
Employees Approx. 530
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Los Angeles in the state of California, USA
Size 708 square miles (1,800 km2)
Legal jurisdiction County of Los Angeles
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction
Operational structure
Headquarters 125 North Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Police Officers 405
Non Sworn Employees

School Safety Officers
49


110
Agency executive Steven K. Zipperman, Chief of Police
Parent agency Los Angeles Unified School District
Facilities
Schools 1,030
Website
Official Site
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) is a law enforcement agency in Los Angeles, California, whose duties are to provide police services to the Los Angeles Unified School District and to enforce state and city laws. LASPD Officers assist staff with disturbances and potential criminal activity on the campuses on a daily basis.

History[edit]

The Los Angeles School Police Department was established in August 1948 to provide police services to the Los Angeles Unified School District.[1]

The LASPD is the 5th largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County and the largest school police department in the United States with 6 police divisions deploying 405 police officers and 110 school safety officers.[1]

Responsibility[edit]

24 hours a day, the LASPD is responsible for providing police services to:[1]

  • A jurisdiction covering 710 square miles (1,800 km2)
  • Approximately 618,000 students
  • Approximately 72,000 teachers, administrators and additional school staff
  • Approximately 1,300 schools, centers, and administrative offices

Ranks[edit]

The LASPD deploys sworn personnel in a variety of ranks:

Title Insignia
Chief of Police
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Deputy Chief
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Lieutenant
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Sergeant
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Detective
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Senior Police Officer
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Police Officer

Assignments[edit]

Assignments within the Police Department include:

All police officers must complete an intensive probationary period after graduation from the police academy. Prior to selection to any specialized unit, there may also be an additional 3-5 year field assignment prerequisite.

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