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
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.