Transparency Promise

Introduction

Throughout my career at LASD and now as Sheriff, I consider transparency to be of critical importance to effective policing in the 21st century. The community trusts us for their safety and security. With that sacred trust comes a duty to be accountable and a responsibility to publicly share our efforts in custody and patrol. The dissemination of information in an objective, data-driven manner allows residents to thoughtfully assess our work, fosters the dialogue necessary for engendering public trust, and helps build relationships.

– Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Sheriff Alex Villanueva

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department believes in being forthcoming regarding our activities and policing efforts. Transparency allows honest analysis related to the quality of our work and builds trust within the communities we serve. This approach also opens up dialogue to ensure certain concerns, crime trends, and needed corrective action is being applied in a fair and impartial manner.

Transparency Promise

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.