Welcome to the LAPD
The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons. Consistent with this commitment, the Department’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, in concert with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Department’s Management Principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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View from Thomas Street at Two Tree Avenue, Los Angeles. Photo by Josh Harris
Join The Team
The LAPD is one of the largest, most highly regarded law enforcement agencies in the country. The LAPD offers exceptional careers in many areas of law enforcement for men and women from all backgrounds. The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. If you’re looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you.
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Air Support over Los Angeles. Photo by Adam Safran
World Games 2017
Join us for the LA17 World Police and Fire Games August 7-16, 2017 10,000 Police Officers & Firefighters from over 70 countries will compete in 65 different sports throughout the Los Angeles area. For more information, please visit: www.LA17WPFG.com
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07/28/17 – LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT HOLLENBECK COMMUNITY POLICE STATION CO-HOST NATIONAL NIGHT OUT & PEACE MARCH
07/28/17 – Mission Area Carnival Street Closures
07/28/17 – Los Angeles Police Department and the Community Celebrates “National Night Out “
07/27/17 – Los Angeles Police Department and the Community Celebrates “National Night Out “
To Protect and To Serve
In February 1955, the Los Angeles Police Department, through the pages of the internally produced BEAT magazine, conducted a contest for a motto for the police academy. The conditions of the contest stated that: “The motto should be one that in a few words would express some or all the ideals to which the Los Angeles police service is dedicated. It is possible that the winning motto might someday be adopted as the official motto of the Department.” The winning entry was the motto, “To Protect and to Serve” submitted by Officer Joseph S. Dorobek.