Welcome to our LBPD Newsletter!

As we close out 2019, the end of a decade, I want to reflect on the many different opportunities and successes we've had as a department. Preeminent, is the on-going support we receive from you, our community. The refreshing and warm encounters our Department employees often receive is a true testament that our community at-large values the work we do every day.
This year alone, our officers have had over 605,000 interactions with the public and have responded to an average of 565 calls for service daily. Response time for Priority 1 calls for service average 4.3 minutes; one of the fastest for a large U.S. City.

By the end of the third quarter, our Quality of Life and Mental Health Teams made over 900 contacts with individuals experiencing homelessness, resulting in temporary housing for 177 and permanent housing for 25 .

The Police Department funded over 38 public safety operations and event action plans through the Neighborhood Safe Streets Program. These funds supported collision reduction, school traffic safety, property crime suppression, homeless outreach, fireworks enforcement and prohibited firearm operations.

This year, we also began working on a partnership with Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP) to help us provide crisis support services to community members impacted by traumatic events.
Deployment of body worn cameras continues and will be extended to all four geographic patrol divisions including field support operations in early 2020. This deployment is another step toward increased transparency and the safety of both residents and officers alike.

We launched the Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421) and Assembly Bill 748 (AB 748) website that mandates the public disclosure of records and the production of video and audio of critical incidents. The department will continue to release documents through the Public Records Act request portal and by publishing them on the website as they become available.
Lastly, 50 officers graduated from Police Academy #93 this year and we will continue with our recruitment efforts into 2020.

On behalf of the men and women of the Long Beach Police Department we want to wish you a safe and prosperous New Year!

Robert G. Luna, Chief of Police

Scroll down for more from the LBPD.
Promotion of Three Commanders 

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna has selected Lieutenant Michael Pennino, a 24-year veteran of the Police Department, Lieutenant Anthony Lopez, a 28-year veteran of the Police Department, and Lieutenant Gerardo Prieto, a 25-year veteran of the Police Department for promotion to the rank of Commander.

Read more about the promotion through the link below.
On the Patrol Beat

Students from Long Beach Wilson's B*CHILL wrote holiday thank you letters for our LBPD officers. They presented the letters to Assistant Chief Hebeish, Deputy Chief Herzog, Chief of Staff Blair and Sergeant Hall at the Public Safety Building just ahead of Christmas. Thanks for your support Bruins!

On December 17th, Vice Investigation Detectives and agents from The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control arrested the suspect responsible for the selling/furnishing of alcohol to Carlo Navarro on October 31, 2019, at Green Diamond Liquor. Navarro is the suspect charged in the October 31st traffic fatality that killed a family of three.

LBPD S.W.A.T. celebrated the holidays at Miller Children's Hospital during their annual Santa's Workshop. Officers interacted with little patients and families during this jolly-ful day.

Toy Patrol
LBPD once again teamed up with Long Beach Fire Department to collect and deliver toys to families throughout Long Beach during our annual Toy Patrol. Toys were collected during the month of December at various donation locations and were distributed during the holiday season. This year, over 700 boys and girls received toys to brighten their holiday season.

A BIG thank you to all of our volunteers for their continued efforts and community partners who donated toys to help make this event a huge success!
12 Days of Safety with Bixby the Elf &
Sarge the K-9
On December 12th, LBPD introduced Bixby the Elf and Sarge the K-9, who were brought on as holiday back up to remind the community of some holiday safety tips. Tips included everything from package safety, personal awareness, parking safety, and DUI awareness to name a few.

If you missed Bixby and Sarge's tips, look for them on our social media pages .
Community Briefing Videos
In accordance with California Assembly Bill 748 (AB 748), the LBPD released our second Community Briefing Video related to an officer involved shooting that occurred this year.

The videos that have been posted to date can be found on the SB 1421/AB 748 portion of our website. Videos related to future incidents that are releasable under AB 748 will also be posted on this webpage as they become available.
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As you plan on celebrating the new year tonight, please remember do not drink and drive, shooting into the air or at anyone is a crime, and be respectful to your neighbors if you’re going to hold an event.
The Long Beach Police Department will have extra officers out on patrol to respond to expected increase in calls for service as well as additional traffic enforcement, along with the officers scheduled to be at special events around the City. Remember, if you “See Something, Say Something.”

Report suspicious activity and call (562) 435-6711 or 9-1-1 in case of emergencies.
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