Monday, May 7, 2018

The Effectiveness of Body Worn Cameras by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Personnel

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Advisory: Survey: The Effectiveness of Body Worn Cameras by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Personnel
 
The Civilian Oversight Commission (COC) is soliciting feedback from the public regarding potential policies relating to the implementation of Body Worn Cameras (BWC). The COC Ad Hoc Committee regarding Use of Force by Patrol Deputies is looking into whether BWCs are effective and, if so, the best policies for the BWCs. The COC hopes to provide advice and recommendations to the Sheriff on these issues.


This request is for the COC Use of Force ad hoc committee and is associated with Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s September 6, 2017 request that the COC assist LASD in facilitating public meetings to solicit feedback from the public related to a Body Worn Camera Program.
Please complete this survey by Thursday, May 17, 2018, to share your opinions. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential and will be aggregated to provide an overall understanding of the communities’ input.


The survey results will directly to the COC. To take the survey visit the following links:

Body Worn Camera Program Survey-English (open until 5/17/18). Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JGTCDQM 

Body Worn Camera Program Survey-Spanish (open until 5/17/18). Link: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/JPQNPY9


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Friday, May 4, 2018

Forbes Magazine Ranks the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Among America’s Top Employers

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Friday May 4, 2018, 4:57 PM

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Community: Forbes Magazine Ranks the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Among America’s Top Employers
 
Forbes Magazine Ranks the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Among America’s Top Employers
  • 30,000 workers voluntarily and anonymously polled
  • LASD ONLY police agency in America to make the list
  • LASD is now hiring!
Every year, in conjunction with a research firm, Forbes compiles a list of 500 prominent employers from around the U.S. to determine which companies and institutions are preeminent in their fields.
They surveyed 30,000 anonymous American workers from a broad range of companies and organizations.
 
The workers who participated, were scored based on how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others.  Appearing at 363 in the group of top 500 large companies, was the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
 
The LASD was the only police agency in America to make the list.
 
“I’m am very proud of the direction our organization is headed.  This ranking is further validation of the hard work all our LASD employees are investing each day to make our department among the best in America,”  said Sheriff Jim McDonnell. 
 
The LASD serves Los Angeles County, California, an area totaling approximately 4,084 square miles, with a total county population of almost 10 million people (2010 U.S. Census).  LASD is the largest Sheriff's Department in the world.  With more than 18,000 employees and a geographic area of responsibility equivalent to 30 major cities, the LASD is large and diverse.  On average, LASD employees have two million public contacts, log 1.15 million phone or service calls, and respond to more than 29,000 --- 911 calls each year.  In all, our employees speak 60 different languages.  The LASD provides general law enforcement services to 42 contract cities, 141 unincorporated communities, 216 facilities, hospitals, and clinics located throughout the County, 9 community colleges, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and 38 Superior Courts.  LASD also provides services such as laboratories and academy training to smaller law enforcement agencies within the County .  Additionally, LASD is responsible for securing and providing services, food, and medical or mental health treatment for an average daily inmate population that exceeds 16,000 in 7 different correctional facilities. 

We are looking for more great people to join our team through our character-based hiring process.  Start the process towards your career with the LASD today at WWW.LASDCAREERS.ORG or call 1-800-A-DEPUTY.   

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIIES when it comes to the many career paths we offer.  Once on LASDCAREERS.org website, click on “One Badge Unlimited Possibilities” logo located on the center of the page and you will be directed to the available open positions our Department offers, including of course the positions of Deputy Sheriff Trainee and Custody Assistant.

To read more: please visit the links below:
Forbes 2018 List:  https://www.forbes.com/best-employers/list/
 
Forbes Story:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickyvalet/2018/05/01/americas-best-employers-2018/#7affb2417e044

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** VIDEO**Sheriff Jim McDonnell and MCB Captain Eddie Hernandez detail arrest of RV fugitive

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Friday May 4, 2018, 2:58 PM

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Community: ** VIDEO**Sheriff Jim McDonnell and MCB Captain Eddie Hernandez detail arrest of RV fugitive
 
**Final UPDATE & VIDEO**Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Major Crimes Bureau Captain Eddie Hernandez give details regarding the arrest of RV pursuit suspect fugitive arrested in Barstow

Press Conference Video

After a two day manhunt for the suspect, with Major Crimes Bureau detectives following leads through multiple counties, suspect Houk was located in a rail yard located on the 200 Block of North Avenue H, in the city of Barstow.  On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at approximately 4:30 PM, Suspect Houk was found hiding inside a compartment of an empty rail car (photos attached) where detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau -Fugitive Task Force took him into custody without incident.

Suspect Houk was transported to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station where he is being held for kidnapping with the use of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, domestic violence, child endangerment, and felony evading; totaling 14 felony counts.  His bail was set at $1 million dollars. Captain Eddie Hernandez commented that Suspect Houk’s potential sentence, if convicted on all counts, could be up to 75 years in prison.

The successful capture of suspect Houk was a collaborative effort between many law enforcement agencies spanning several counties.  Sheriff Jim McDonnell thanked the Major Crimes Bureau detectives within the LASD, the US Marshal’s Service, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Police Department, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Police Department, and the news media for their continued efforts in keeping dangerous criminals off the streets.

“The jurisdictional lines are an impediment if you let them be, but if you have the partnerships and you work well with other agencies, as we saw in this case, they are not an impediment and we were very effective in our ability to be able to track this individual and take him into custody”, said Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

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Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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3rd UPDATE IS AS FOLLOWS:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Major Crimes Bureau Fugitive Task Force Detectives, in a joint effort with the US Marshals Services, and with the assistance of Kern County Sheriff's Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Barstow Police Department and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF Railway) Police, located and arrested Suspect Stephen Merle Houk.

The suspect was located in a rail yard at 200 North Avenue H, in the city of Barstow. He was hiding inside a compartment of an empty rail car where detectives from the Fugitive Task Force took him into custody without incident.

Suspect Houk was transported to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station where he was booked for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, domestic violence, and various other charges.

The investigation is ongoing and at this point the weapon has not been recovered.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank both the federal and local law enforcement agencies, the railroad police and personnel, and the public news media outlets, for their continued efforts in assisting law enforcement in keeping dangerous criminals like this off the streets.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Major Crimes Bureau at (213) 229-1850. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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2ND UPDATE IS AS FOLLOWS:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into Stephen Merle Houk a Parolee at Large wanted for sex crimes out of the state of Oregon (WNO #14556869).  He is also wanted out of Santa Carita for assault with a deadly weapon, child abduction, terrorist threats, and evading.  He was last seen in the Bakersfield / Shafter area on foot and is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Suspect Houk is described as a male, White, 46 years-old, 5’11” tall, 190lbs., with brown hair, and hazel eyes.  He has a cow skull tattoo on his right forearm.

There is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Suspect Stephen Merle Houk are asked to contact Major Crimes Bureau (562) 946-7893.   If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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1st Update


Los Angeles County Sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives have advised that the children kidnapped by suspect Stephen Houk, were located unharmed inside the pursuit vehicle shortly after the pursuit came to an end in Bakersfield on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Both children have since been reunited with their mother. The dog that was seen in video footage during the pursuit, was also located safe inside the vehicle. 

California Highway Patrol (CHP) advises the pursuit of Stephen Houk, that lead law enforcement from Los Angeles to Bakerfield, ended at an orchard on Merced Avenue and Zerker Road, in Bakersfield. A containment was established and a search of the orchard began. After an extensive search over several hours by CHP, Kern County Sheriff's and Bakersfield Police Department personnel, Suspect Houk was not located and the containment was broken down at approximately 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and law enforcement in Bakersfield will follow-up on any leads and tips from the public as to the whereabouts of Suspect Stephen Houk. The suspect, a 46 year-old Caucasian male, is also a registered sex offender out of the state of Oregon who was on parole for a sex offense.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Santa Clarita Station at (661) 255-1121. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS:

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau (MCB) detectives attempted to detain a parolee at large who was believed to be armed and wanted for evading, child abduction, child endangerment and weapons violations.

The suspect, a 46 year-old Caucasian male, is also a registered sex offender out of the state of Oregon who was on parole for a sex offense.

MCB initiated a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2:30 p.m. today in the Mid City/Wilshire district area in the city of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Police Department personnel assumed command of the pursuit which was subsequently taken over by the California Highway Patrol when the suspect continued to flee in a motorhome on Interstate 5 going north.

The suspect’s two children, ages three years and 11 months, are believed to be inside the motorhome.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita Station at (661) 255-1121.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.


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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Help find a lost phone

This came in to the SSGA email address this afternoon.

Can you help?


Hi,

 

I left my iphone on the 28 bus going to Century City this morning. It's a pink iPhone 7 and the Find my iPhone app tracked it sort of around here. If you have it, please e-mail at this number.

 
Paige Brown <pfranbrown@gmail.com>
 

Thanks so much

Friday, March 30, 2018

LASD Seeking Public’s Help in Locating at Risk Missing Juvenile, Lorena Alejandra Milian-Ramos of Altadena


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Friday March 30, 2018, 7:00 AM

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Advisory: #LASD Seeking Public’s Help in Locating at Risk Missing Juvenile, Lorena Alejandra Milian-Ramos of Altadena
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena Station detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Lorena Alejandra Milian-Ramos.She is a 12 year-old female Hispanic who was last seen at her residence located in the 100 block of East Woodbury Road, Altadena on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:15 a.m.

Ms. Milian-Ramos is described as 5’6” tall, 120 lbs., brown hair, and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing black shorts, a burgundy sweater, black shoes and a light colored backpack. Possibly wearing glasses.

She suffers from a medical condition.  Her family is very concerned and asking for the public’s assistance in located her.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Altadena Station (626) 798-1131. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

From the National Weather Service (NWS)

Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook
CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-192330-

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
413 PM PDT Sun Mar 18 2018

...STRONG PACIFIC STORM REMAINS ON TRACK TO BRING POTENTIAL
FLOODING CONCERNS TO SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
NIGHT...

A strong storm system originating from the Pacific Ocean will tap
into a long fetch of deep subtropical moisture and bring the
potential for a very wet and long duration storm event for
Southwest California Tuesday through Thursday night. This
atmospheric river event will likely bring the highest rainfall
totals to some portions of Southwest California, so far this
season. Preliminary storm total estimates range from 2.00 to 4.00
inches across coastal and valley areas, to between 4.00 and 6.00
inches across south and southwest facing foothills and mountains.
Local amounts up to 8.00 inches cannot be ruled out along some
south and southwest facing slopes.

A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall could occur with
this system, with the highest rainfall intensities expected to
occur sometime between late Tuesday night and early Thursday.
Rainfall rates will likely exceed USGS thresholds and bring a
threat of significant flash flooding and mud and debris flows to
recent burn areas. These burn areas potentially include the
Thomas, Whittier, Creek, and La Tuna burn scars. While there is
some uncertainty in the positioning of heaviest rainfall with this
system, areas under the heaviest rainfall are projected to see
rainfall rates ranging between 0.50 and 0.75 inch per hour.
Isolated rainfall rates as high as 1.00 inch per hour cannot be
ruled, especially as storm system`s cold front approaches the
area between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

In addition to the flash flooding and mud and debris flow risk in
recent burn areas, there will be other flooding threats in non-
burn areas due to the long duration and intensity of this storm.
Widespread urban roadway flooding is possible as well as
rockslides and mudslides, especially near canyon roadways. As a
result, there could be significant travel delays and road closures
across the region between Tuesday and Thursday night. Creeks and
small streams could also be running and it is always advised to
remain out of arroyos and barrancas.

As we draw closer to this event, Flash Flood Watches will likely
need to be issued, especially for the recent burn areas. Pay
close attention to the latest forecasts and updates on this storm
system. Please follow instructions from your local emergency
officials.

$$

Hall

Monday, February 12, 2018

LASD, Offers Their Stations Public Parking Lots, as a Safe Place to Meet For On-line Purchases


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Advisory: LASD, Offers Their Stations Public Parking Lots, as a Safe Place to Meet For On-line Purchases
 
 As more people use online apps to engage in buying and selling items, the risk of scams, robberies, and violence increase. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is offering their communities the use of their station public parking lots as safe options to meet for these transactions.

Buying and selling items online has become very popular.  Internet and smart phone apps allow you to take pictures and post items for sale in seconds.  This convenience allows people to come to you and buy your items.  This has caused purchasing to increase considerably.  There are countless sites and apps where you can go to buy or sell items for significantly discounted prices.  The majority of the people utilizing these apps are good, honest people, however, meeting a complete stranger and exchanging money for items could pose some inherent risks.  So what can you do to increase your safety when meeting people to buy or sell items?  Consider some of the suggestions below.
  • Meet at a reasonable time of day, preferably during daylight.
  • Do not meet alone or with children present.  Have someone accompany you.
  • Avoid meeting at your home.  If you must, due to the size of an item, consider placing the item in the garage or on the porch/entry way.
  • If you agree to meet at a neutral location consider a well-lit area with people around and possibly video surveillance cameras.  A grocery store or your nearest law enforcement station parking lot are good options.  Do not meet in an area that is unfamiliar or uncomfortable to you.  If the other party is not willing to meet you in a place you feel safe, do not meet.
  • When purchasing items, inspect them for accuracy and be sure you are getting what you want.  It is okay to change your mind and not purchase the item(s). If a  deal seems too good to be true, it usually is.  There are a lot of stolen items sold online.  Drug users oftentimes sell things at extremely discounted prices just so they can get money for a fast high.  Contact your local law enforcement if you think something is stolen. 
  • Be careful with your money.  Do not open your wallet and pull money out in front of the seller.  Consider having the exact amount agreed upon in a specific pocket.
  • When purchasing online use credit cards or secure payment services instead of debit cards.
  • When making online purchases in public, use your mobile phone network instead of WiFi.
The safety of community members is of paramount concern to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and although they know that the vast majority of users are trustworthy, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

If you feel you have been a victim of a scam or feel your personal safety is at risk contact your local law enforcement agency.  If you do not know who your local law enforcement is click on: http://egis3.lacounty.gov/ravs/ .


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Oscar Barragan, Lieutenant
Lakewood Sheriff’s Station
5130 North Clark Avenue
Lakewood, CA. 90712

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Sheriff McDonnell Swears in Twelfth Member of the Velasquez Family to the #LASD Family


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Monday January 29, 2018, 6:26 PM

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Advisory: Sheriff McDonnell Swears in Twelfth Member of the Velasquez Family to the #LASD Family
 
Law enforcement agencies often say to potential applicants that working for us is like joining a family.  Well for the Velasquez family they have taken this to heart.  On January 29th Sheriff McDonnell swore in Alexis Velasquez at the downtown Los Angeles famed Hall of Justice.  This made her the twelfth of the Velasquez family to work for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Alexis, who was already a POST-certified law enforcement officer, laterally transferred to LASD from Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

In 1984, Deputy Enrique Velasquez joined the LASD and began a longstanding tradition of service within his family.  His career in law enforcement inspired four of his nine siblings to become LASD members, one to join the Los Angeles County Fire Department
and connected several of the siblings in marriage to other LASD members.

The generation of siblings in law enforcement, in turn, inspired a second generation of do-gooders:  In 2014, Enrique’s daughter, Alexis, became a Ventura County deputy sheriff, in 2016, his son became a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff, and in 2014, his niece, Laura Marie Velazquez, became a Law Enforcement Technician with LASD. The Velazquez clan are the largest known number of direct family members within our agency to work together, not only as real-life family members, but as part of a larger, law enforcement family.

During the swearing in ceremony the room was filled with family, co-workers and personnel who have had the privilege to work alongside Enrique throughout his illustrious career.  During the press conference Sheriff McDonnell noted “It cannot be overstated what this sustained commitment means to our organization. There is, perhaps, no greater endorsement and affirmation of a career than to look to one’s child and say, I encourage you to continue this noble tradition of service. I thank Detective Velasquez for his trust in our organization to nurture Alexis’ career, facilitate her professional development, and provide her an environment in which she can aspire to one day outrank her dad.”

Other than Detective Velasquez, the LASD, public safety lineage includes:
  1.  Lieutenant Margarita Velasquez (Operation Safe Streets),
  2.  Detective Pedro Velasquez (Detective Division)
  3.  Lieutenant Magdalena Velasquez (North County Correctional Facility)
  4.  Deputy Leo Lane (Palmdale Sheriff’s Station)
  5.  Detective Laura Velasquez-Bruner (Special Victims Bureau)
  6.  Sergeant Greg Bruner (Palmdale Sheriff’s Station)
  7.  Detective Susan Rogers Velasquez (Special Victims Bureau)
  8.  Sergeant Michael Adams (Pitchess Detention Center-South Facility)
  9.  Deputy Enrique Velasquez (North County Correctional Facility
  10. Law Enforcement Technician Laura Marie Velasquez   (Temple Sheriff’s Station)
  11. Sheriff Explorer Ryan Velasquez (Palmdale Station)
  12. Firefighter/Paramedic Maurilio Velasquez (Los Angeles County)
During the formal badge pinning ceremony it was noted that Alexis’s badge was formerly owned by her father. Astoundingly, the Velazquez family represented a total of 256 years of proud service spanning different jails, patrol stations, detective bureaus, and specialized units of assignment. 

Written by:
Sergeant Vincent Plair
Sheriff’s Information Bureau
211 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA  90012
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