PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM
The La Mirada Public Safety Team works cooperatively with residents and businesses to identify and resolve crime, nuisance issues, and concerns. The Team encourages active public participation in crime prevention efforts .
The Team consists of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Deputy District Attorney, Juvenile Probation Officer, Civilian Public Safety Officers, Code Enforcement Officers, and volunteers. Public Safety programs include Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, HAM Watch Amateur Radio, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Control provides contracted services for the City of La Mirada. Animal Control Officers assigned to the City patrol for violations such as unleashed animals, unlicensed dogs, and respond to emergency calls related to animals. Animal Control also offers information on shelters, pet adoptions, and answers requests for service that are received from La Mirada residents.
The Public Safety Team collaborates with local businesses to implement strategies to improve safety in the business community.
The City of La Mirada has a reputation for having attractive and well-maintained properties. Code Enforcement Officers are City employees who work with residents and business owners to eliminate blight and improve the appearance and safety of the community.
The City of La Mirada contracts with the County of Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office through the Strategies Against Gang Environments (SAGE) program. Using a target approach to crime suppression, the Deputy District Attorney assists Sheriff's deputies and probation officers in identifying problems, developing enforcement strategies, and preparing search warrants and crime reports. The Deputy District Attorney ensures that the courts and prosecuting attorneys are aware of the City’s position regarding specific cases.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department provides fire and paramedic services in the City. Two fire stations within the City are equipped to respond to fires and medical emergencies.
The HAM Watch Radio team consists of licensed Amateur Radio Operators who provide emergency communications during a disaster and support public safety efforts at community events. They also volunteer their skills and equipment in specialized support of law enforcement efforts.
Residents interested in helping keep the City of La Mirada safe are encouraged to become involved in the Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in the community.
Through a partnership with the Los Angeles County Probation Department, the City provides a Juvenile Probation Officer. The Probation Officer monitors activities of formal and informal probationers, works with the City’s law enforcement team to reduce crime and delinquency, and conducts various presentations for community organizations.
Public Safety Officers
Public Safety Officers (PSO) are City employees who are trained to provide support to the Sheriff's Department, assist the public with various safety and nuisance-related issues, and enforce parking and municipal code violations. PSOs also promote drug and gang free education at local schools and provide a safe environment at local park sites. Public Safety Assistants (PSA) provide assistance in the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station by answering questions, writing non-hazardous reports, and inputting calls for service. Non-hazardous incidents include forgeries, identity thefts, vandalisms, and burglaries.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement patrol, traffic enforcement, and crime investigation for the City of La Mirada. To report an emergency call 9-1-1.