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Jail and Custody Related Questions

What is the procedure for posting bail?
Bail can be posted at Los Angeles Police Department Jails 24 hours a day. Bail may be posted in:

  • Cash
  • Valid Surety Bond
  • Cashier's check made payable to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Bail Account and drawn on a California bank.
  • Western Union or US Postal Money Orders

What are the hours of operation for LAPD jails?
The Los Angeles Police Department Jails operate 24 hours a day.

Where and when will an arrestee go to court?
The court arraignment location is determined by two factors: where a person was arrested and the type of charge filed against him/her. Please call the concerned jail facility for more information.

Where will an arrestee be sent after he/she goes to court?
Arrestees who remain in custody after arraignment are remanded to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Is there a telephone number I can call to find out if someone is in jail?
The public can call 213-473-6100, 24 hours a day to find out if a person is in custody. Callers can obtain information on anyone who is in custody at jails operated by either the Los Angeles Police Department or Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

How many visits can an arrestee have?
Arrestees may have one visit a day by a friend or family member during established visiting hours. An attorney, bail bondsperson, or member of the clergy may visit anytime.

What are the locations and telephone numbers of the Los Angeles Police Department's jails?
The Los Angeles Police Department operates 10 jail facilities citywide. The locations are as follows:

Devonshire Area Jail (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
10250 Etiwanda Avenue
Northridge, California 91325
818-832-0969
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Foothill Area Jail
12760 Osborne Street
Pacoima, California 91331
818-756-8865
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m.

Harbor Area Jail (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
2175 S. John S. Gibson Boulevard
San Pedro, California 90731
310-726-7999
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 1:00 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.

Hollywood Area Jail
1358 North Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90028
213-972-2975
Visiting Hours:
7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. weekdays
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. weekends

Metropolitan Detention Center
180 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-356-3400
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

77TH Street Regional Jail
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90003
213-473-4851
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pacific Area Jail
12312 Culver Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90066
310-482-6488
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Southwest Area Jail (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
1546 West Martin Luther King Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90062
213-485-2615
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Valley Jail Section (Van Nuys Station)
6240 Sylmar Avenue
Van Nuys, California 91401
818-374-9643
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wilshire Area Jail (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
4861 West Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90019
213-473-0495
Visiting Hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.