Deployment of Area Detectives and Front Desk Operations NR20070ti

March 16, 2020

Los Angeles: In an effort to
augment staffing levels, reassure the public, and create a safe
environment for our employees, The Los Angeles Police Department is
modifying some of our regular services. We ask for your patience
during this time, as this shift of resources may impact the

Effective immediately, we will be deploying 50 percent of our area
detective workforce to uniformed patrol assignments. These
dedicated resources will perform high visibility patrols to
critical locations throughout our 21 geographic areas, ensuring the
safety of the residents and any store operators that may be dealing
with very large crowds.

This deployment is not a response to any specific heightened
criminal activity. To date, we have experienced very few isolated
non-medical calls for service throughout the entire region related
to the health emergency. There is no indication that there will be
any change to this posture. We have seen Angelenos rise to the
occasion by social distancing, good hygiene and sheltering with
loved ones.

Also, starting Wednesday, all of our geographic areas will be
closing their front desks and walk-up service. This move is an
effort to ensure social distancing and do our part to slow the
spread of Coronavirus.
Instead of going to your local area station, we are asking the
public to use unique email addresses assigned to each of our 21
area front desks. Those emails will be monitored 24/7 and routed to
the proper channels. Rest assured, we will still respond to crimes
in progress or a crime in need of immediate follow up, as Watch
Commanders will dispatch patrol officers to those incidents.

There will be some exceptions to the closures for specific business
that requires an in-person meeting including, but not limited

-Vehicle/Property Release

-Child Custody Exchanges

-Attorney Visitation (with an individual in custody)

-Bail/Bond Releases

An officer will give specific directions on how those visits will
be handled.

These new guidelines will greatly reduce contact between members of
the public and Department personnel, hopefully ensuring the health
and well-being of our workforce.

The LAPD is committed to providing professional service for our
community and keeping our employees healthy, is critical as we
continue to protect and serve the people of Los Angeles.

Here are the unique email addresses for the Geographic Areas: