Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), officially the County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, is the United States’ largest sheriff’s department, with approximately 18,000 employees. The department’s three main responsibilities entail providing patrol services for 153 unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County, California and 42 cities, providing courthouse security for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, and the housing and transportation of inmates within the county jail system.
Motto: A Tradition of Service
Sheriff: Alex Villanueva
Annual budget: $3.3 billion (2019)
Headquarters: 211 West Temple Street Los Angeles, California, U.S.