Maywood Police Department

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Maywood Police Department was a small law enforcement agency located in Maywood, California. It was established in 1924 and disbanded by the Maywood City Council effective July 1, 2010.[1][2][3] The entire police staff was laid off and police services were outsourced to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.[4][5][6]

The last serving Chief of Police for Maywood was Frank Hauptmann. The Department had approximately 40 sworn officers that cover two cities (Maywood and Cudahy). Both cities are approximately 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) and have 35,000 documented citizens in each, with a total of 60,000-75,000 population in Maywood alone; the city is also the most densely populated in the State, given its geographic size.

The Maywood Police Department at one time was cited by local newspapers and media, as having a reputation for also hiring officers that had been terminated from other agencies for misconduct or other legal issues.[7] It then had one of the lowest median salaries for police officers in California.[7]


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  3. ^ "In Maywood, a quiet changing of the guard". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. ^ "California town to lay off all city employees, disband police". Raw Story. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Maywood, CA Lays Off All City Employees, Dismantles Police Department". Business Insider. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Maywood scandal: Maywood didn't meet insurer's conditions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b Lait, Matt, and Glover Scott (2007-04-01). Los Angeles Times Retrieved on 2008-5-21

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