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About the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
 
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is a law enforcement agency which serves Los Angeles County, California -- an area totaling approximately 4,084 square miles with a population of almost 10 million people (2010 U.S. Census). It is the largest Sheriff's Department in the world, with approximately 18,000 employees.

LASD provides general law enforcement services to 40 contract cities, 90 unincorporated communities, 216 facilities, hospitals, and clinics located throughout the County, nine (9) community colleges, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and 47 Superior Courts. LASD also provides services such as laboratories and academy training to smaller law enforcement agencies within the County. Additionally, LASD is responsible in securing approximately 18,000 inmates daily in 7 custody facilities which includes providing food and medical treatment.

We are guided by our principle values:
 
• Integrity
• Accountability
• Service
• Ethics
 
These are more than a job well done; this is our character and our commitment to the humane treatment of those under our authority and care. It is who we are.
 
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