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Custody Facilities Computer upgrade

CUSTODY COMPUTER UPGRADE – February 13, 2020, between 0800-1300

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is in the process of an internal system upgrade, which will take place on February 13, 2020, between 0800-1300 hours.  During this time, the Online Inmate Visitation Scheduling and Registration System may be affected and visits may not be available to be scheduled online.  If you have a visit scheduled, please bring a copy of your confirmation email to the facility which the visit was scheduled at.

NOTE:  Prescheduled inmate visits will take priority over walk up visits.  Regular visiting hours and facility visiting rules, with regards to special handles and specified days, will remain in effect.  For additional custody rules and visitation information, click the below link or call (213) 473-6100.  Custody Operations – Los Angeles County Jails

To update your account and schedule your visit now, click here:

If you need technical or scheduling assistance, please contact the Inmate Video Visitation System Help Desk at or call (213) 680-IVVS (4887) Sunday to Saturday, 7:00am – 2:00pm.

If this is an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related visitation matter for individuals with disabilities, please call (213) 972-2200 for assistance Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm.  For an ADA related visitation matter you can also send an email to  (Please identify your request as an ADA Visitation Matter in the body of the email.)

If you are on Probation, Parole, or an Ex-Felon, you will be required to complete a pre-approval form prior to your visit.

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court services training

Court Services, Civil Response Training, 02/12/2020, Irwindale

In our continued efforts to maintain public safety awareness, education and overall law and order, the LASD frequently conducts deputy and supervisory training to enhance our overall proficiency in crowd management, intervention, control and safety techniques.

Today over 500 Court Services Deputies participated in Civil Response training at Irwindale Speedway, in Irwindale.

The purpose of the training is to bring up the skills and abilities of our deputies. In the event that there is a rally, protest or some type of disturbance.  With this training deputies will have the basic skills and be able to intervene and handle a civil disobedience if necessary.

One of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD)  primary goals is the protection of the public’s First Amendment rights of free speech and the right to peacefully and lawfully assemble, demonstrate, protest, rally and/or gather to celebrate. LASD also has the responsibility to ensure public safety for all, in the protection of lives and property.



Saugus High Students, LASD, AND First Responders meet/greet members of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Two months after the tragic and deadly shooting at Saugus High School, players from the L.A. Dodgers Surprised Saugus High School Students during one of their campus pep rallies Friday morning. 

Students were in awe as they had the chance to meet and play games with some of the players. While others were getting jerseys signed by the athletes. Players like, Austin Barnes, Matt Beaty, Walker Buehler, Caleb Ferguson, Dylan, Floro, Kyle Garlick, Tony Gonsolin, Adam Kolarek, Gavin Lux, Dustin May, Zach McKinstry, Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Jimmy Nelson offered words of encouragement and support for students.

As part of the “Dodgers Love LA Community Tour”, a week-long engagement where the Los Angeles Dodger players, alumni and employees partner with community based organizations to help promote and support work that positively changes the lives of children, teens, and adults, Dodger players focused on showing gratitude to Santa Clarita Valley Station Deputies, first responders, other law enforcement agencies and military servicemen who came to assist the students at Saugus High School. 

After the rally at Saugus High, players visited Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and had lunch with Sheriff Alex Villanueva and station personnel.  Sheriff Alex Villanueva said “I want to thank the LA Dodgers and their organization for offering support to our personnel, and the students of this community.  This team is an integral part of LA County, we all root and support them during their season.  And it was wonderful to see them come up here and show support for all of us in the Santa Clarita Valley that were affected by this senseless tragedy.”

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Pico Rivera Hit and run

Deputies and Traffic Detectives investigate fatal hit and run in Pico Rivera

Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Deputies and Traffic Services Detail Detectives are currently investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Paramount Boulevard in the city of Pico Rivera. The victim, a 15 year old male juvenile, was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The incident occurred on Friday, January 10, 2020 at approximately 3:00pm, when four pedestrians were running south through the crosswalk of Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue.  A box truck traveling east on Slauson Avenue, struck one of the pedestrians in the intersection, and failed to stop.   The suspect fled the scene, and continued eastbound on Slauson Avenue, out of view.  The suspect’s vehicle license plate was captured by witnesses. 

Deputies responded and located the victim, and witnesses, at the intersection.  With the assistance of the Los Angeles County Fire Department the victim was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital in critical condition.  The victim later succumbed to his injuries.

During the course of the investigation, and shortly after the traffic collision, officers from Whittier Police Department assisting Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Deputies located what they believed to be the suspect’s vehicle.  Currently, a person of interest is being detained related to the investigation.

No other information is currently available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station, attention Traffic Detective Marquez (562)949-2421. Or 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

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Class #443 Graduation

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Presides over Graduation Ceremonies of Deputy Academy Class #443

On Friday January 10, 2020, a total of the 69 polished recruits lined up at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, Santa Clarita, in what would be their final platoon formation as academy classmates.  After 22 weeks of rigorous academy training, the recruits pressed through an equally intense and meticulous formal class inspection by law enforcement executives just before the ceremony.

The ceremony was a formal transformation of academy recruits into sworn peace officers. Sheriff Alex Villanueva presided over the graduation ceremony, and delivered encouraging remarks to the 8 female and 61 male graduates and their guest.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva was joined on stage by Assistant Chief Ronald Iizuka, Culver City Police Department and Chief Carl Polvilaitis, Glendale Police Department in presenting the 69 graduates with their Peace Officer Standards and Training certificates.  The graduates were then officially sworn in as California Peace Officers

In a special segment of the ceremony, Jonathan W. Buchan, LASD, was named as the class Honor Recruit.  This award is earned by the recruit who achieved the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, marksmanship, and physical performance throughout the training period.   David M. Nohles, LASD, was honored as Academic Recruit.  This award is earned by the recruit who achieved the highest academic scores.

Each class of recruits processed through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department College of the Canyons Training Academy, brings together a collection of unique aspects, qualities and experiences. Academy Class #443 is a largely international collection of backgrounds, reflective of the vast array of cultures found within Los Angeles County.  Of the 69 graduating recruits, 7 were born outside the United States in the countries Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Lebanon and Mexico; 11 recruits lived abroad in the countries of Cambodia, Chile, England, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Taiwan; and 36 recruits speak a language other than English, including American Sign Language (ASL), Armenian, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin, Pidgin Hawaiian and Shanghainese.

These graduates bring with them a large source of higher education (20), service experience in the armed forces (10), and backgrounds in law enforcement (5), and many come from families with a tradition of serving in law enforcement (30).

Congratulations Academy Class 443!