It is the mission of the Los Angeles Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
The City of Los Angeles is 468 square miles
The LAPD was established in 1869
The LAPD badge, motto, uniform and acronym are the Intellectual Property of the City of Los Angeles