Police Department

Our mission is to provide the highest quality law enforcement dedicated to the protection of life and property. We also strive to ensure the highest quality of life to our residents, businesses and visitors.

Description of Services
We provide all facets of law enforcement – from patrol functions to full investigative services. The scope of duties also includes a fully functioning traffic division, warrants, identification and training bureau, detectives, and patrol.
The Long Beach Police Department adopted the proactive philosophy of community policing, in that it seeks to develop working partnerships between community leaders, citizens, and patrol officers. The department also adheres to intelligence-led policing which targets the ten percent of the population that is prone to criminal activity. The Department recognizes that in order to successfully serve and protect the City, it must earn and foster the continuing trust and respect of all whom are served.
  • The Traffic Division provides everything from school crossings to aggressive traffic enforcement.  The Traffic Division also plans and manages major events such as parades, races, street closings, and all things that could/would affect traffic on our roadways.
  • The Detective Division is responsible for all criminal investigations. Our skilled investigators have solved many crimes from assault to murder. Patrols are overseen by a Lieutenant designated as Commanding Officer of Uniform Force and provide day-to-day dedication to the protection of our population. 
  • The Warrant/Identification/Training Bureau is vital to our Record Management System. It insures our mission will meet court muster and provide an organized approach to all our functions. This division strives to keep our staff as highly and professionally trained as possible.
  • There is also an active cadre of dedicated civilian employees who provide support and special services such as clerical staff, parking enforcement, and school crossings. Throughout the year and during the busiest months, Special Officers are recruited from college criminal justice programs to provide support for the department.

Visit www.lbpd.com for more information. 

Long Beach Police Auxiliary

Animal Control

Bicycle Safety

Police Statistics

Pay Parking Ticket

Long Beach Alarm Permit Program


Please note:  Lifeguard parking restrictions near the beach entrances are being enforced