Sheriff's Department

Police Services - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
The Lawndale community is provided professional public safety services by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, South Los Angeles station, under the leadership of Captain Nicole Palomino.

1) Don't leave valuables inside your car, such as a purse, wallet, laptop computer, gym bag, money, jewelry, Ipod, or camera;
2) Don't remove GPS tracking devices and related accessories from your car;
3) Close & lock car doors. Activate the alarm. Roll up windows.

Be a Crime Stopper!
By taking ownership and pride in our community we commit to making it a safer place to live and raise our families. As a professional law enforcement agency, the sheriff's department appreciates and depends on any information that the public is able to provide. It is through partnerships with the people it serves that the department builds trust and improves public safety. You can partner with the sheriff's department to keep crime down. It's simple. Just do one of the following:

    • Report crime to the Sheriff's Service Center (310) 219-2750
    • Or report crime anonymously by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website:


For long term, on-going, or special community problems the citizens of Lawndale are able to contact one of the four Special Assignment Officers to help resolve the problem. This Team works closely with businesses and residents to address local safety concerns with proactive approaches to solving problems. The City of Lawndale is divided into four quadrants with a Special Assignment Officer assigned to each section, which are as follows:

East of Hawthorne Bl/North of Manhattan Bch Bl (Reporting Dist. 0331):
Deputy Feliciano Perez - (310) 219-2767

West of Hawthorne Bl/North of Manhattan Bch Bl (Reporting Dist. 0332):
Deputy Manuel Ibarra - (310) 219-2768

West of Hawthorne Bl/South of Manhattan Bch Bl (Reporting Dist. 0333):
Deputy John Bauer - (310) 219-2765

East of Hawthorne Bl/South of Manhattan Bch Bl (Reporting Dist. 0334):
Deputy Dean Omura - (310) 219-2765

If you are not sure which section of the City you live in, call any of the Special Assignment Officers and they will ensure that you are put in contact with the appropriate Deputy.


  • Integration of the Special Assignment Officers into the Neighborhood Watch program.

  • Expand the visibility and delivery of services of the Community Oriented Policing Program.

  • Expand the bicycle patrol program focusing on residential and commercial areas.

  • Implement the Neighborhood and Business Watch Programs.

  • Maintain the overall reduction of crime in the City of Lawndale.

  • Assist the City of Lawndale with the development of a school traffic circulation program.


Open for general business
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(310) 219-2750

The Lawndale Sheriff's Center provides the City of Lawndale with general law enforcement services; field patrol deputies, supervision, and traffic services. Specialized services such as; Detective Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Commercial Crimes Bureau, Family Crimes Bureau, Special Weapons Teams, and other such services are provided to the City of Lawndale by South Los Angeles Station and/or other Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department resources.

The Lawndale Sheriff's Center staff includes the Lawndale Area Managing Lieutenant, Supervising Sergeants, Operations Staff, the Special Assignment Team, Traffic Investigations office, Gang Detective, School Resource Officers, and all Field Patrol Deputies assigned to the City of Lawndale. The supervisory staff consists of the following personnel and all can be reached at the main number or the following:

Captain Nicole Palomino 

Sergeant Justin Smith

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