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WATCH SHERIFF ALEX VILLANUEVA ON KTLA REGARDING COVID19

Watch sheriff alex villanueva on ktla regarding covid19

Watch Sheriff Alex Villanueva on KTLA stating that safety and security of every County of LA resident is his top priority and remains committed to moving forward during the #COVID19 pandemic.

We will all work together to #FlattenTheCurve #SaferAtHome #LASD

Sheriff Alex Villanueva on @KTLA tonight

Sheriff Alex Villanueva told @KTLA tonight that safety and security of every @CountyofLA resident is his top priority and remains committed to moving forward during the #COVID19 pandemic. We will all work together to #FlattenTheCurve #SaferAtHome #LASD

Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Youth Services Unit Distance learning

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, YOUTH SERVICES UNIT DISTANCE LEARNING

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Youth Services Unit, has developed an online curriculum for explorer recruits for Academy Class 104. This explorer recruit class is comprised of 160 recruits from LASD and participating police agencies.

This online curriculum allows recruits to attend online “live” classes to continue the academy from home, without compromising their ability to graduate.

For the first time, the 16 weeks LASD Explorer Academy has ever gone “online.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is committed to keeping our young recruits safe while practicing social distancing.

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Sheriff Updates

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Provides Information and Updates Related to the Emergency Operations Center, COVID-19 Scams, and L.A. County Board Motion to Remove Him as Emergency Operations Director

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Provides Information and Updates Related to the Emergency Operations Center, COVID-19 Scams, and L.A. County Board Motion to Remove Him as Emergency Operations Director

Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Children Internet Safety

Please discuss internet safety with your children.

With recent school closures due to #COVID19 many children are using the internet and have recently created email accounts or social media profiles to communicate with their friends or complete school work & programs.

Tips from LASD

💻TALK about Internet safety with children of ALL ages when they engage in online activity.

📲Review & approve games and apps before they are downloaded… especially video, voice, and messaging apps.

🔑Make sure privacy settings are set to the strictest level possible for online gaming systems and electronic devices. You can use parental controls or ask children to scan their device as needed.

👀 Monitor your children’s use of the Internet; keep electronic devices in an open, common room of the house. You can add parental controls & google “vault” or popular “hiding apps”

✅Check your children’s profiles and what they post online. Make sure they are not posting age, address, phone numbers etc.

📸Explain to your children that images aka selfies posted online will be permanently on the Internet.

❌Make sure children know that anyone who asks a child to engage in sexually explicit activity online should be reported to a parent, guardian, or other trusted adult and law enforcement.

🚔Remember that victims should not be afraid to tell law enforcement if they are being sexually exploited. It is not a crime for a child to send sexually explicit images to someone if they are compelled or coerced to do so.


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Coronavirus Text and Phone Scams

Watch For Coronavirus Text, and Phone Scams


Tips from #LASD for Stimulus Check Package Scams

1. The government will not ask you to pay any fees or up front charges to receive these benefits.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.⁣

3. Issuing of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.⁣

4. Remember, government agencies do not communicate through social media. Be wary of unsolicited messages.

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SHERIFF CONFERENCE REGARDING COVID19

Watch Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s latest press conference regarding Covid19

Press Conference

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Addresses Mental Health Teams and County Emergency Operations Amid COVID-19

Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Women’s History Month: Detective Karen Velasquez

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department continues to honor Women’s History Month by highlighting strong and courageous women while celebrating their accomplishments. Today we recognize #LASD Special Operations Division, Transit Services Bureau, Detective Karen Velasquez.

“All my life I have been into Physical Fitness and Nutrition. After graduating from Cal State San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, my interest in Law Enforcement started after I read an article about a female Deputy Sheriff. She was very small in stature like myself and it inspired me to apply for a position as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “

Detective Velasquez has experienced a multitude of great assignments since graduating from the LASD Academy in 2000. Her Career started as a Module Deputy who oversaw male Felons at the Men’s Central Jail. That experience helped as she transitioned into a Patrol Deputy assignment at Cerritos Sheriff’s Station in 2007.

Detective Velasquez’s desire to become an Investigator stems from her selfless need to help people who are unable to help themselves. Detective Bureau Supervisor, Sgt. Edward O’Neil says, “Detective Velasquez is highly self-motivated in her desire to be the best detective she can be. On top of being kind and outgoing, her Leadership abilities can always be counted upon as a mentor to our newer Deputies.

In reflecting upon the strong role models in her own life, Detective Velasquez is most inspired by her Husband and Daughter. Her husband is also a Sworn Deputy Sheriff who has helped reinforce the notion that through fortitude and perseverance; anything she sets her mind to is possible.

“Women’s History Month is a time for all women to collectively come together,” said Detective Velasquez. “It’s a time to reflect upon how our collective cohesiveness positively impacts everyone around us in the workplace, and also to the victims we compassionately help daily.”

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Safer At Home Order

The safety and security of all LA Co residents has always been my top priority. Please view my videotaped message on my social media platforms, explaining how LASD will respond to the “Safer at Home” program implementation and enforcement measures. Together, as a community, we will get through these tough times.

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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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ONLINE INMATE VISITATION SCHEDULING AND REGISTRATION SYSTEM reGARDING COVID-19

Online Inmate Visitation Scheduling and Registration System REGARDING COVID-19

“Pursuant to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, we are making efforts to ensure the health and welfare of all those who live, work, and visit the County jails and patrol stations.

At the recommendation of the Los Angeles County Correctional Health Services, all public visits have been cancelled as part of the County’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) prevention efforts starting from Friday, March 13, 2020. Only attorney and professional visits will be allowed during this period. The inmate visiting at all Los Angeles County Jail facilities and the patrol stations’ jails will remain suspended until further notice.

As this Department values visitation as an essential part of rehabilitation, we will remain committed to providing public visiting once these unique circumstances allow for in the nearby future. We are committed to supporting you and loved ones in our care during this time of uncertainty. If you have any questions or concerns regarding visitation, please contact the Inmate Video Visitation System Help Desk at IVVSPublicHelpDesk@lasd.org or call (213) 680-IVVS (4887), Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 2:00pm.”