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Sheriff Villanueva Responds to the RAND Report and Discusses Reforms in the Sheriff’s Department

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On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Sheriff Alex Villanueva held a press conference at the Hall of Justice to respond to the recent RAND Report. Sheriff Villanueva read 188 pages of…

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PUBLIC CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIONS

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PUBLIC CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIONS September 22, 2021 Tomorrow, a local newspaper will release a story about the department’s long overdue creation of a Public Corruption Unit.  The Sheriff’s Department has been…

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Image of Coffee beans layed out on a table with a full cup of coffee that is steaming. The tet reads Coffee with at cop. September 28,2021. 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The Coffee Gallery, 2029 Lake ave. Altadena, CA 91001.

Coffee with a Cop – Altadena

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JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND LOCAL ALTADENA SHERIFF’S FOR A FRIENDLY CONVERSATION. September 28, 20218:30am to 10:30am The Coffee Gallery2029 Lake Ave.,Altadena, CA 91001

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Image of a coffee cup on a plate, the plate is covered with coffee beans. Everything is sitting on a burlap material. At the top there is a Sheriff's star, gold six point star with an engraving of a bear in the middle. The text reads "Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Coffee with a Deputy"

Coffee with a Deputy – San Dimas

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Join your neighbors and local San Dimas Sheriff’s for a friendly conversation. Thursday, October 7, 20214-6 p.m. Starbucks – San Dimas114 E. Bonita Avenue,San Dimas, CA, 91773

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We Will Never Forget, September 11, 2001. Image of the american flag waving over the One Trade Center Tower on the left of flag and the Right side of flag are the Twin towers very faint over the orange purple sky.

LASD Remembers and honors the 20th anniversary of 9/11

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Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. LASD will Never Forget 911! https://youtu.be/wEVdHzGCGBI

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RAND CORPORATION REPORT ON DEPUTY SUBGROUPS

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RELEASE OF RAND CORPORATION REPORT ON DEPUTY SUBGROUPS September 10, 2021 Today the Board of Supervisors released a study performed by the RAND Corporation titled “Understanding Subgroups Within the Los…

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Policy Regarding Immigration Inquiries and Notification

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Policy Regarding Immigration Inquiries and Notification This policy is intended to reassure immigrant communities that there is no need to fear contact with…

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Education Based Incarceration Graduation 2021

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Recently, 19 justice involved men from Men’s Central Jail earned their high school diploma through the Department’s Education Based Incarceration (EBI) educational  program.  The ceremony, hosted by New Opportunities Charter…

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RUMORS OF MANDATORY COVID VACCINATIONS UNDER THE THREAT OF DISCIPLINE

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RUMORS OF MANDATORY COVID VACCINATIONS UNDER THE THREAT OF DISCIPLINE August 25, 2021 Personally, I have received the COVID vaccination, and I encourage others to become vaccinated.  I also respect…

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Back to School

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IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL! THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES THE PUBLIC TO STAY AWARE AND STAY SAFE IN SCHOOL ZONES: As students head back to the classroom, schools and the communities…

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Centralized LA Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Connects 3 East LA Unsolved Murders, 2 Persons of Interest Sought

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On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Homicide Bureau detectives announced an $80,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the murders of…

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REQUEST FOR STATE OF EMERGENCY REGARDING THE HOMELESS CRISIS

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REQUEST FOR STATE OF EMERGENCY REGARDING THE HOMELESS CRISIS AND REFUSAL BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO RESPOND August 2, 2021 On June 23, 2021, I sent the Board of…

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DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING INVOLVING DAVID ORDAZ JR

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DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING INVOLVING DAVID ORDAZ JR. July 30, 2021 On March 14, 2021, deputies responded to a call of a man with a knife who was under the influence…

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Man arrested for Narcotics Sales in connection with Venice Homeless Outreach Organization

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Narcotics Bureau investigators served a two-location search warrant in the Venice area of Los Angles on Thursday, July 22, 2021, after receiving information of a potential narcotics dealer disguising himself…

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LA County Health Officer order to mask while indoors

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER ORDER MODIFICATION MASKING WHILE INDOORS July 16, 2021 Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by…

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Chief Laura E. Lecrivain has been a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) since 1995.  She oversees Countywide Services Division which includes the Community Partnerships, Community Colleges, Parks, and County Services Bureau.  Prior to her promotion to chief, she worked as a commander for Countywide Services Division and Custody Division. 

As a captain, Chief Lecrivain commanded the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) where she was responsible for over 800 personnel and the care of 3,000 mentally ill inmates arrested in Los Angeles County (County).  The TTCF is the largest mental health facility in the United States and houses the County’s most severe mental health inmates.  

During her time on the Department, Chief Lecrivain had the privilege of working an array of assignments.  As a deputy, she worked Century Station patrol, detective bureau, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS).  Later, as a sergeant, Chief Lecrivain worked at the Men’s Central Jail, Compton Station, OSS, and Administrative Services Division.  Upon her promotion to lieutenant, Chief Lecrivain worked as a watch commander at Palmdale Station, and later at Compton Station.   

Chief Lecrivain is lifetime resident of Los Angeles County.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management, and a Masters’ Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.  In her spare time, Chief Lecrivain enjoys spending time with her family and Dodger baseball.  She also loves reading and enjoys running.