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Sheriff villanueva’s ktla interview on covid19

Watch Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s interview with KTLA regarding Covid19 and it’s affect on #LASD.  We are working hard and bringing more people in to work to keep the communities we serve safe.

Watch Sheriff Alex Villanueva's interview with @KTLA regarding Covid19 and it’s affect on Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. We are working hard and bringing more people in to work to keep @CountyofLA residents safe.

Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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Sheriff Speaks to NBC Today Show

“I am devastated and heartbroken by the conduct of those first responders who had the responsibility to protect the dignity and privacy of the victims who perished in the tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas.” -Sheriff Alex Villanueva

See the attached video link from the NBC Today Show:

Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks to NBC Today Show

"I am devastated and heartbroken by the conduct of those first responders who had the responsibility to protect the dignity and privacy of the victims who perished in the tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas." -Sheriff Alex Villanueva See the attached video link from the NBC Today Show:

Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Monday, March 2, 2020

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L.A. Superhero 5K Run Walk Health & Safety Expo

CHECK OUT THIS COOL FINISHERS MEDAL!

It could be yours if you join the Los Angeles Superhero 5K Run Walk Health & Safety Expo in San Dimas, Saturday, April 25, 2020.

We had a blast last year and can’t wait to see you again this year. Don’t forget to bring your family, friends and neighbors for a fun filled day. Costumes are optional.

Get more information and registration details here:
https://runsignup.com/…/SanDim…/LosAngelesSuperhero5KRunWalk

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Team effort in assisting the homeless in long beach

TEAM EFFORT IN ASSISTING THE HOMELESS IN LONG BEACH

Today I was able to examine the collaborative efforts of assisting the homeless in #LongBeach with Long Beach Police Department (CA)LADWP, LASD & Supervisor Janice Hahn’s Team.

We spoke about inter-jurisdictional & interdisciplinary challenges & how communities benefit through our continued partnerships #SheriffV

The #LASD Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) was created to combat homelessness and preserve public safety. To learn more: https://bit.ly/38ZpE00

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SVB Arrested a Teacher for Lewd Acts with a Child

SVB Arrested a Teacher at Pete Knight High School, for Lewd Acts with a Child

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau conducted an investigation regarding an inappropriate sexual relationship between a 53 year-old teacher and a female 15 year-old student at Pete Knight High School, 37423 70th Street East in Palmdale.   
 
On January 30, 2020, the facts of the investigation were presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.  17 counts were filed against the suspect, including Lewd Acts with a Child, Unlawful Oral Copulation, and Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor. 
 
On February 19, 2020, suspect Anthony Faaborg, male White, was arrested at his residence in Palmdale.  He is currently in-custody with bail set at $975,000. 

The booking photo is not being released at this time. 
 
The investigation is on-going. No further information is available.  

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Special Victims Bureau is tasked with investigating the sexual and physical abuse of children and felonious sexual assaults involving adult victims.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at specialvictimsbureau@lasd.org. 

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF ALEX VILLANUEVA

MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF ALEX VILLANUEVA

It was a pleasure to promote Commander Tardy and recognize her as a strong leader in our Department for #BlackHistoryMonth.

In 1994, Commander Tardy graduated from the Academy and began her LASD career at the Sybil Brand Institute for Women, where she served as a line deputy and training officer until she transferred to Temple Station (TEM) in 1999. While at TEM, Commander Tardy worked patrol as well as special assignments. In 2001, she promoted to a Gang Investigator and transferred to Operation Safe Streets Bureau (OSS), working out of Compton Station.

In 2006, she promoted to Sergeant and remained at Compton Station, serving as a field Supervisor, Detective Bureau Sergeant and Operations Sergeant. She promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2011 and transferred to Men’s Central Jail for two years before transferring again to Carson Station (CAS) in 2013. There she served as a Watch Commander as well as the Detective Lieutenant and Operations Lieutenant.

In 2015, Commander Tardy transferred to Headquarters as an Executive Aide for Central Patrol Division, where she served for one year until she promoted to Captain of South Los Angeles Station (SLA). She served as the Unit Commander at SLA until her promotion to her current rank of Commander in January, 2019.

Throughout her career, Commander Tardy has been actively involved in the communities she’s served. She has helped to organize a West Athens Peace March to address violence in the community, assisted with the organization of a Community Partnership Group within Central Patrol Division, and helped develop Crisis Intervention Worker protocol for LASD. She has also participated in multiple Walk for Life marches in South Los Angeles, contributed to the E-pal program at an elementary school, and worked with Southwest College to establish the first-ever Internship program, which includes SLA as well as Compton and Century Stations. Commander Tardy has also served on the Commander Management Task Force to address violence within the jails, and is responsible for attending recruitment events within Central Patrol Division’s jurisdiction.

Commander Tardy has attended UCLA and received her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University- San Bernardino. She has been on the Board of Trustees for the Black Peace Officers Association since 2011 and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has one son who plays basketball for Bethesda Christian University. In her off-duty time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing basketball and volleyball, doing home-improvement projects, mentoring and doing community service.

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In honor of Women in science day, LASD recognizes the hardworking scientists who help nab criminals

IN HONOR OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE DAY, LASD RECOGNIZES THE HARDWORKING SCIENTISTS WHO HELP NAB CRIMINALS

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Scientific Services Bureau operates one of the largest full service crime laboratories in the United States. There are nearly 300 staff members, of which 160 are women, who work to provide forensic science support for all law enforcement agencies within Los Angeles County, with the exception of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Forensic science is any science that can be used in the legal system and crime scene investigation is a combination of science, logic and law.

At the crime scene, all potential evidence is collected by Forensic Identification Specialists. This evidence includes ballistics and firearms, latent prints, trace evidence, biological evidence, footwear and tire track evidence, digital evidence and drug evidence. These are examined and analyzed at the crime lab.

The Latent Print section of the crime lab collects prints at crime scenes, conducts investigations and works with chemical processing. The job also entails report writing and testifying in court. Other careers in the crime scene investigation field include evidence technicians, crime scene analysts and forensic investigators.

Danielle Tiesma, a Forensic Identification Specialist II at the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center in Los Angeles, is shown lifting fingerprints from an object using a magnetic brush, magnetic powder and lifting tape.

Antoinette S. Bravo, a Forensic Identification Specialist II also working out of the Herzberg-Davis Center is shown taking photographs of a crime scene and marking evidence using yellow evidence markers.

Thanks to the rapid growth of crime TV shows like “CSI,” the profession of Crime Scene Investigator has been brought into the spotlight. The job probably does not look like what you have seen on the TV shows, but it is an incredibly rewarding and gratifying career in the law enforcement world.

In support of Women in Science, the LASD salutes Forensic Identification Specialist Bravo and Tiesma, for their commitment in the field of science, law enforcement and the pursuit of justice.

** Photo of Danielle Tiesma and Antoinette Bravo Forensic Identification Specialists II


** Latent Print Section / Crime Scene Investigation Photography, 2020.

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Minh G. Dinh promoted to Captain

MINH G. DINH PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN

Minh Dinh is the latest Captain to be promoted under Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s new Captain promotional process.  Captain Dinh, a 33-year veteran of the Department, has been selected to take the helm of the Cerritos Station. 

Captain Dinh graduated from Academy class 239 and spent his first 12 years on the Department as a deputy at Men’s Central Jail (MCJ), Temple Station (TEM), Personnel bureau and Operation Safe Streets before promoting to Detective at COPS Bureau, working on the Asian Crimes Taskforce.

Captain Dinh returned to TEM as a sergeant for five years before promoting to lieutenant and transferring back to MCJ as the Watch Commander.  He also served as a lieutenant at Lakewood Station and Professional Standards Division. 

Captain Dinh has an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resources, and a jurist doctorate from Northwestern California University School of Law.  He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has completed multiple Department leadership courses. 

Captain Dinh has participated in televised Public Safety Announcements promoting child car seat safety, and has appeared on Vietnamese speaking channels to promote general safety awareness.  He was also part of the Department’s security detail for President George W. Bush’s inaugural parade in 2005.

At the age of 14, Captain Dinh came to the United States by himself after spending a year in a Malaysian refugee camp.  He supported himself after graduating high school and decided to join the Department in 1987.  He has been married to retired LASD Lieutenant, Jenny Ha, for 29 years and their adult daughter, Claire, a Fulbright alum, is currently attending Harvard Medical School.  In his free time, Captain Dinh enjoys swimming, reading and bicycling.

The city of Cerritos is located in Southeastern Los Angeles County and has a population of approximately 50,000.  LASD has provided law enforcement services for the city since 1956 and the station is located adjacent to City Hall.  The Department and city government have a strong relationship and are both deeply committed to emphasizing community oriented policing.