LASD: In the News

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July 20, 2018


Palmdale Deputy Loses Dance Battle After Impromptu Challenge 

An accidental 911 call led to a cute dance-off between a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and a young kid.


LA County Sheriff's Department Takes Part in Viral Lip Sync Challenge, and Challenges OC Sheriff to Try Their Hand

Okay, Okay, with all these Lip Sync Challenges out there, deputies from the #LASD couldn’t wait to take part in it. However, we decided to do something different, a mashup. So here it is! Our #LipSyncChallenge. Help us “lift you up” and be a part of our amazing department, we are hiring! 


5-Year Old Girl Stops at LASD During Her Cross-Country Lemonade Fundraiser in Support of Fallen Officers

Theresa Ann Babcock, age 5, was at the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles on Tuesday raising money for families of fallen officers as part of her "Supporting Law Enforcement" tour.


From Destruction 2 Construction: Annual Gun Melt Event Turns Weapons into Rebar for Highway Repairs

Thousands of pounds of metal were processed in the Gerdau Melt Shop at an intense 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit and remolded into new shapes for upgrading local roads, highways, and bridges. The weapons included handguns, rifles and automatic weapons collected in criminal investigations and probation seizures, and guns turned in by citizens. 


LASD Continues Tradition of Participating In Special Olympics Plane Pull, with Goal of Raising $2M by 2020

Check out a preview of the Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Special Olympics SoCal Plane Pull at Long Beach Airport. This an important fundraiser for the non-profit organization, where teams compete to see which group can pull a 124,000 pound FedEx jet the fastest. In 2017, this event raised more than $151,000 for Special Olympics Southern California.


CNN's Anderson Cooper Acknowledges Department's Efforts to Connect with Community- Dance Off, Lip Sync Challenge

It is not every day when LASD gets a shout out by a national news anchor. Here is Anderson Cooper, who recognized the great work being done by our deputies in the community as well as the lip sync challenge video.


Sheriff McDonnell Discusses Hot Topics in Law Enforcement with KFI Radio

We also got to hear from newscaster Mark Thompson about the great ride-along he had with a Compton deputy who grew up in the city and now patrols the same streets.