Statement: Middle East Threat 1/03/20 680 380 SIB Staff

Statement: Middle East Threat 1/03/20


Nearly every nationality in the world can be found in the County of Los Angeles. Keeping all residents and visitors safe is always a top priority. We at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are aware of the unfolding events in the Middle East.

At this time, there are no specific credible threats to the Los Angeles area.  Our Sheriff’s Intelligence Unit is working with our local, state, and federal partners to monitor and investigate any potential threats should they arise. 

Your Sheriff’s Department has thousands of uniformed deputies on-duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week, protecting the varying communities we serve throughout the county. We are ready to respond to any threat.

However, we could always use information. I ask all of you to remain vigilant and report any information about potential incidents to your local law enforcement.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website

As always, if you see something of an emergent nature, please call 9-1-1.