Patch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), is the primary law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California.


Seal of the County of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the largest sheriff's department in the United States, and it provides law-enforcement and court bailiff duties to unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, as well as incorporated cities within the county. The department has over 9,100 sworn deputies and over 8,000 civilians. There is also an additional 4,200 civilian volunteers, 900 reserve deputies and 400 explorers.

42 of the county's 88 municipalities contract with the Sheriff’s Department to provide local law-enforcement services. These cities range in population from 800 to 177,000, and in size from 1 to 100 square miles. The LASD also provides security to the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College and Lancaster Community College District. The LASD also provided security to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metrolink, but in March, 2017, this service was disbanded and the security responsibility was transferred to the newly created Transit Services Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department.

County Jail System Edit

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the largest jail system in the United States. The Los Angeles County Jail provides short-term incarceration services for all of the County (including cities like Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, and Long Beach which have their own police departments).

LASD in the Major Crimes Universe Edit

As in reality, the sheriff's department provides law enforcement to Los Angeles County as well as court bailiff duties to the Los Angeles County courts.

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