Chief Beck’s Statement Related to East Coast Events

September 19, 2016

Los Angeles: “As you wake up this morning to the troubling events in New York and New Jersey, please rest assured we have been monitoring the situation throughout the night. As of this hour there are no known, specific, or credible threats here in Los Angeles. The LAPD and its law enforcement partners here in California and at the Federal level are constantly assessing threat levels to ensure the safety of LA residents. We have a number of high profile events in Los Angeles today with the return of the Rams to the Coliseum and the Emmys at Staples Center. People attending these events can most certainly feel safe, as our LAPD officers and other city partners have taken every step to ensure a secure environment. Nevertheless, we ask everyone to stay vigilant and remember “If you see something, say something!” Also don’t forget to download the “iWATCH LA” app for your smart phone. This empowers all LA residents to report any suspicious activity from their mobile device.”

Individuals wanting to report suspicious activity or any other crime are encouraged to call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247) or if preferred, anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Online tips may be placed at, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.