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Permit Requirements for Tow Unit Operator

Tow Unit Operator P-685
Los Angeles Police Commission Board Requirements

Reference: L.A.M.C. Sect. 103.204.1

Proceed immediately to the Los Angeles Police Commission; 150 N Los Angeles St, Rm#144 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM, M-F. Applicant must include the following when submitting an original application to the city clerks office:

  1. Valid California driver's license
  2. A signed letter of employment by the employer
  3. 3 1" x 1" photos for the temporary I.D. card
  4. Proof of citizenship or residency status

Once application is submitted, applicant must obtain a receipt from the city clerk and proceed immediately to the LA Police Commission, 150 N Los Angeles St Rm #144 to receive his/her temporary working id card.

Note: Before temporary I.D. card is issued a background check is made to determine truthfulness of applicant as to criminal history or to detect any adverse information. A person on probation, parole, or bearing an invalid driver's license will not be issued a temporary i.d. card. An application in itself does not guarantee issuance of an I.D. card.

Temporary I.D. card is valid for 60 days.

Upon receipt of the permanent I.D. card, applicant must return temporary I.D. card to the police commission at above address. Permanent i.d. card must be surrendered to employer upon termination from employment or if changing to a new employer.

The Board of Police Commissioners may revoke I.D. card and police permit if applicant is convicted of criminal activity subsequent to granting of permit.