In the Community with Sheriff Villanueva

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April 2, 2022


Ending Women's History Month on a high note by Honoring Deputy Apolinar 

March 31, 2022

On September 12, 2020, Deputy  Claudia Apolinar was with her partner in their patrol vehicle at the Martin Luther King Transit Center in the City of Compton. While parked and without provocation, a lone gunman walked up to their patrol vehicle and fired his gun at them, severely injuring both deputies. Deputy Apolinar, while severely injured, sought cover from gunfire, tended to her injured partner, and relayed information over the radio to responding deputies. The courage she displayed that day cannot be overstated! Deputy Apolinar’s display of valor was and continues to be a shining example of the oath of office...READ MORE AND VIEW VIDEO


$14,000 raised for Breast Cancer Awareness by LASD 

March 29, 2022

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations. The project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association and public safety agencies in Los Angeles County. On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Chief Lecrivain alongside department personnel presented the proceeds to Pomona Valley Hospital where medical staff work tirelessly & diligently to help provide Breast Cancer treatment to the Pomona area community...READ MORE AND VIEW VIDEO


New Emergency Vehicle Driver’s Training Course Opened in Castaic 

March 21, 2022

On Monday, March 21, 2022, LASD held the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Pitchess Detention Center (PDC) Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC), located in Castaic, California. The overall site area for this training facility encompasses approximately 44.5 acres. The funding for this project was unanimously approved on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by the Board of Supervisors and delivered three months ahead of schedule...READ MORE AND VIEW VIDEO


Coming Together for a Great Cause 

March 21, 2022

Sheriff Villanueva and his wife Vivian joined Troy and Debbie Silva from Orchards BBQ and Grill in giving away hundreds of toys from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Community Advisory Council Toy Drive. On Monday, March 21, 2022 they presented the toys to the residents of the Helen Evans Home for developmentally disabled children in Hacienda Heights...READ MORE AND VIEW PICTURES