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Los Angeles Police Department

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles. With 9,843 officers and 2,773 civilian staff, it is the third-largest municipal police department in the United States, after the Chicago Police Department and the New York City Police Department. The department serves an area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2) and a population of 4,030,904 people.
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    • History 

    • Board of Police Commissioners 

    • Office of the Inspector General 

    • Operations—Central Bureau 

    • Operations—South Bureau 

    • Operations—Valley Bureau 

    • Operations—West Bureau 

    • Office of Special Operations 

    • Detective Bureau 

    • Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau 

    • Headquarters Building 

    • Rank structure and insignia 

    • Chiefs of Police 

    • Limitations 

    • Art Theft Detail 

    • Union 

    • Cadet program 

    • Demographics 

    • Languages 

    • Work environment and pay 

    • Body cameras 

    • Aviation 

    • Firearms 

    • Bravery 

    • Ribbons 

    • Fallen officers 

    • Controversies and misconduct 

    • Before 1950 

    • 1950s 

    • 1960s 

    • 1970s 

    • 1980s 

    • 1990s 

    • Rampart scandal and consent decree 

    • 2000s 

    • 2010s 

    • 2020s