How can I get a police clearance letter for immigration purposes?

The Los Angeles Police Department does not provide police clearance letters for the purposes of immigration to the United States or for employment background purposes. If the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asks for a clearance letter after you have been fingerprinted, please contact the:

Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Office
12440 East Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone No. (562) 345-4441

How do I find information for my academic research project?

The LAPD is unable to provide routine assistance with academic research matters due to the large number of requests the Department receives and the limited budget we have to process these requests.

At the discretion of the Chief of Police, the Department does occasionally participate in research projects which are of direct benefit to the City and the people of Los Angeles. If you believe that your request falls under this category, we encourage you to forward your inquiry in writing for further evaluation and review.

You may send your written request to:

Los Angeles Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012