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Sheriff outlines Challenges in Custody amid COVID 19

Sheriff outlines Challenges in Custody amid COVID 19 931 1024 SIB Staff

Sheriff Villanueva Outlines Challenges in Custody Environment Amid COVID-19 https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment/videos/1095110077532726/ Since realizing COVID-19 was underway, headed into our lives, facilities, jails, and daily operations, Sheriff Alex Villanueva directed Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department employees to take precautionary measures for everyone’s protection. Custody is a particularly unique environment in which to take these kinds of measures.  Nevertheless,…

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Innovation and Fiscal Responsibility, in the Face of COVID-19

Innovation and Fiscal Responsibility, in the Face of COVID-19 900 643 SIB Staff

Innovation and Fiscal Responsibility, in the Face of COVID-19 During a virtual press conference given Monday, April 27, 2020, Sheriff Alex Villanueva was joined by Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Service; Chief Daryl Osby, Los Angeles County Fire Department; Captain Chris Kovac, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department-Custody Support…

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File Police reports online

File Police reports online 900 900 SIB Staff

File Police reports online In case you did not know, you can file a police report through our website.  The Sheriff’s Online Report Tracking System (SORTS) allows you to file a specific type of crime or incident report. Once your report is reviewed and accepted, you will receive a free copy of the approved report…

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LASD HOST Hand out ppe to homeless community

LASD HOST Hand out ppe to homeless community 750 413 SIB Staff

Today, Leading by Lt. Deedrick, #LASD Homeless Outreach Service Team and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority visited the homeless community in the San Gabriel Valley area to hand out PPE and hygiene kits. Lt. Deedrick stated that we will educate everyone we encounter the seriousness of the COVID19 virus and how we could do to…

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Internet Safety for CHILDREN

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Internet Safety for CHILDREN Since the beginning of March 2020, child exploitation CyberTips reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) have increased nationwide. NCMEC reports they have experienced a 106% increase in CyberTipline reports, from 983,734 reports in March 2019 to 2,027,520 in March 2020. Although this significant increase can be…

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Volunteers produce masks for inmates

Volunteers produce masks for inmates 846 468 SIB Staff

VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER-DAY SAINTS PRODUCE MASKS FOR INMATES https://twitter.com/LACoSheriff/status/1251305143254966273 Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped with the production and making of masks for LASD employees and inmates. When Commander Diana Gealta from the Custody Division asked her church members for help sewing enough masks to…

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SHERIFF ALEX VILLANUEVA PROVIDES UPDATES ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC

SHERIFF ALEX VILLANUEVA PROVIDES UPDATES ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC 1024 683 SIB Staff

SHERIFF ALEX VILLANUEVA PROVIDES UPDATES ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC On Monday, April 20, 2020, Sheriff Alex Villanueva started his weekly press briefing by offering his condolences to those that have been affected by the COVID-19 virus. He shared that his own niece is in quarantine as a result of exposure to the virus and the…

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Wearing A Face Covering Is Now Law.

Wearing A Face Covering Is Now Law. 900 900 SIB Staff

WEARING A FACE COVERING IS NOW LAW, HERE’S WHY IT IS IMPORTANT. A public health order requiring masks or face coverings for employees at essential businesses dealing with the public is now in effect in Los Angeles County. Any customer of an essential business will also be required to wear cloth face coverings to enter. Business…

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Inmates Use Pedal Power to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Inmates Use Pedal Power to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 774 396 SIB Staff

Inmates Use Pedal Power to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 When COVID-19 entered the picture, immediate consideration was taken for our vulnerable custody environment, which holds not just our inmate population, but thousands of sworn and civilian personnel, and medical staff.  With roughly 17,000 inmates cycling through seven custody facilities and thousands of employees interacting with…

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lasd Welfare checks for elderly or at risk persons

lasd Welfare checks for elderly or at risk persons 900 900 SIB Staff

lasd Welfare checks for elderly or at risk persons Are you concerned about a home bound family member, neighbor or friend who is either elderly or at risk during the face of this pandemic and you live in the Los Angeles County County Sheriff’s Department jurisdiction?  We can help you by conducting a welfare check.  A…

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