Chief Luna
On behalf of the men and women of the Long Beach Police Department, welcome to our newly launched “Community Beat” newsletter! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Department and the great things our employees do every single day.
This newsletter is designed to share information with you about available resources, changes happening within the Department, and the work LBPD does to provide you with the highest level of service.
As your chief of police, I will always listen to your needs and continue to be open and honest with residents as well as the men and women with whom I serve. We hope you find this newsletter informative and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership with you, our community.
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Now hiring Police Recruit and Police Officer-Lateral. 
The LBPD has allocated funds city-wide to each patrol division for the enforcement of fireworks related concerns observed in each division leading up to the 4 th of July. In addition to our regular 4 th of July enforcement, which means we will conduct proactive saturation patrols and have all available detectives along with specialized units deployed the day of. We will also have plain-clothes and marked units monitoring and responding to "PYRO" calls-for-service to ensure everyone is enjoying a safe holiday. We will continue to conduct “buy/bust” operations in an effort to get illegal fireworks off our streets. Thus far, the LBPD has:
  • made 10 arrests
  • confiscated over 15,600 lbs
  • cited 24 individuals
We remind residents and visitors that all fireworks, even the so-called “Safe and Sane” variety remain illegal in the City of Long Beach. Those who use, possess, store, or transport any type of fireworks in Long Beach may be subject to criminal prosecution, face a penalty of up to $1,000 fine, 6 months in jail - or worse, a painful and/or debilitating injury. It is simply not worth it!
NOTE TO PARENTS: You are liable for any damage or injuries caused by your children while using illegal fireworks.
LBPD Recruit Academy Class 93 Graduation of 50 new officers.
This year, we celebrated our 51st Police Awards Ceremony!
Our work never ends! Learn more about this seizure below.
Graduations and Summer Break Safety Tips
Congratulations to all LBUSD graduates! As we kick off the summer break we want to remind parents and students about the dangers associated with celebrating irresponsibly, and encourage you to follow some simple safety tips:
Underage Drinking
Alcohol use by those under the age of 21 is not an acceptable rite of passage. It is dangerous, can set underage drinkers in a path of negative consequences, and can be deadly. Drinking lowers inhibitions and increases the chances of engaging in risky behavior resulting in poor decision making.
The LBPD takes curfew violations seriously and will enforce this law with your child’s safety in mind. Our experience has shown us that youth who are on the street after curfew are more likely to become victims of violent crime, and also are more likely to become involved in criminal behavior. We are reminding parents the importance of knowing the whereabouts of your children at all times, and to ensure they get home safely BEFORE curfew. Together, we can all have a more enjoyable summer!
Street Safety
The popularity of handheld electronics and other devices can make you an easy target for criminals looking for an easy score. For your safety, we strongly encourage you to practice the following safety tips at all times:

  • Do not make it obvious that you have an iPod, cell phone, or other electronic device
  • Whenever possible, avoid using your electronic device on the street
  • Don’t display your valuables in public (money, jewelry, etc.)
  • Always be alert and aware of your surroundings and the people around you
  • Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible
  • Places that make you vulnerable include dark parking lots, walkways, alleyways and restrooms
  • If you feel someone is following you, move to a well-populated area
  • Travel with a friend; there is safety in numbers
  • Walk closer to the curb and avoid doorways, bushes, and alleys where someone could hide
  • Report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1
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