Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Notice of Road CLOSURE for "Every 15 Minutes" Event

Please be advised that on Thursday, March 23, from 10 AM until approximately 1:30 PM, Los Alamitos Boulevard will be closed between Cerritos Avenue and Wardlow Road for the "Every 15 Minutes" Presentation.  A helicopter will be landing on Los Alamitos Boulevard as part of the presentation.  See the attached press release for further details.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weekly Crime Summary

The new Weekly Crime Summary is available for March 5 - March 11, 2017.

The most recent Weekly Crime Summaries will be listed on the homepage of our website,
http://www.losalamitospolice.org/

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weekly Crime Summary

The new Weekly Crime Summary is available for February 26 - March 4, 2017.

The most recent Weekly Crime Summaries will be listed on the homepage of our website,
http://www.losalamitospolice.org/

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Weekly Crime Summary

The new Weekly Crime Summary is available for February 19 - February 25, 2017.

The most recent Weekly Crime Summaries will be listed on the homepage of our website,
http://www.losalamitospolice.org/

Friday, February 24, 2017

Texting While Driving - It's Not Worth It




Texting while driving is a serious problem on America's roads. Seventy-one percent of young people say they have sent a text while driving. As a result, thousands of people die every year in crashes related to distracted driving.

(Extra tidbit:  It's not just the young drivers)

Distraction.gov


Area Command Operation and Areas

"Tell me more about who works in each Area Command, and what area am I in!"


The Area Command philosophy divides the City into four areas, each of which will include single and multi family residential areas, commercial areas, and schools. An assigned Sergeant, and a Team normally including one Corporal, and one or more Officers, and utilizing various units within the department such as Traffic and Detectives, will be responsible for a geographic area and also to coordinate responses with other geographic teams to address long-term issues impacting the quality of lives of those who live, work and visit our community.

Areas:

Below you will find a general description that outlines the various areas.  Each area has a webpage with a map to help facilitate identifying the area in which you live, work or have a question or concern about.  Each area has an email forward which will reach each of its team members, in addition to that Area Commander’s telephone number.

Check the page for the Area Command which corresponds with the area number in which you have an interest.

Area One – This is generally the west side of the City, including Old Town West, Old Town East, Oak Middle School and Los Alamitos High School, and the commercial areas surrounding these neighborhoods.

Area Two – This is generally the north and northeast side of the City, including College Park North, Greenbrook, the central portion of Apartment Row, McAuliffe Middle School and Los Alamitos Elementary School, and the commercial areas surrounding these neighborhoods.

Area Three – This is generally the southwest side of the City, including The Rossmoor Highlands, Old Dutch Haven, Suburbia, the west portion of Apartment Row, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and the commercial areas surrounding these neighborhoods.

Area Four – This is generally the southeast side of the City, including Carrier Row, New Dutch Haven, the east portion of Apartment Row, the Joint Forces Training Base, and the commercial areas surrounding these neighborhoods.


Area Command Introduction


Thursday, February 23, 2017

CHP - Officer Lucas Chellew

Once again it is with a heavy heart that the men and women of the Los Alamitos Police Department mourn the loss of a police officer killed in the line of duty. 

Rest in Peace California Highway Patrol Officer Lucas Chellew. Never Forget!!!!

https://www.odmp.org/officer/23123-officer-lucas-chellew







CERT Class Coming

Are you prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster?  Can you be a resource to your family and neighborhood when first responders are up to 5 to 7 days from responding?  West County CERT will be hosting their next class April 7, 8 and 14, 15 at the Joint Forces Training Base.  Contact Corporal Stacy Smith at 562-431-2255 ext 445 or ssmith@cityoflosalamitos.org for further details. 

To register, go to the link below or email WestCountyCertAcademy@gmail.com

https://westcountycacert.samariteam.com/


Weekly Crime Summary

The new Weekly Crime Summary is available for February 12 - February 18, 2017.

The most recent Weekly Crime Summaries will be listed on the homepage of our website,
http://www.losalamitospolice.org/

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Area Command in Los Al

Did you know that if you have ongoing quality of life issue that there is a Police supervisor assigned to each area of the City to address or coordinate a response?  Did you know that if you keep noticing a person, car, or house associated with suspicious activity that there is a team of officers for each area who can focus on long-term problem solving strategies to address a situation?  Did you know there is a point of contact for each neighborhood and commercial complex that is interested in crime prevention or disaster preparation?  
In the following days and weeks, we'll introduce more aspects of Los Al PD's Area Command and other services provided to the community.  You will get to know some of the Team's, their areas, and how to contact them.  We look forward to being your partner in keeping Los Alamitos a great place to live, work and visit.
Remember though, if there is a crime occurring now or you need to speak with an officer immediately please dial 9-1-1 in an emergency or (562) 594-7232 for our 24-Hours Police Dispatch Center.  Have a safe day and check back soon for more information.

Area Command Philosophy:
Area Command is an operational philosophy that is organized to address quality of life issues for residents and businesses, over a long-term basis. The objective is to provide a single point of contact for concerns including crime, traffic and other issues that may have an adverse impact on our stakeholders. The theory of the Area Command philosophy is that through more direct communication, accountability, professional responsibility, and strategic utilization of our resources, an Area Command philosophy will provide more enhanced community policing activities. The Area Command is not a replacement of our current patrol services or the community policing activities that occur on a day-to-day basis.
Reports of crimes and activity the police needs to be aware of and address and are occurring now or recently, should all be directed to our dispatch center.  Emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1, and all other calls for service should be reported to our 24-hour dispatch number, (562) 594-7232. 
The Area Command model adds to the day-to-day community policing activities conducted by officers while working their patrol and detective assignments. The Area Command model enables a more granular control of responsibility by incorporating all four patrol sergeants into the model, allowing a geographically narrow scope of monitoring and control of problem solving activities.

For more information, see our Area Command Introduction