Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is one of the largest providers of contract law enforcement services in the world. The use of intergovernmental contract services in Los Angeles County dates back to 1954 when the City of Lakewood and the Sheriff's Department entered into the very first agreement for one government entity to provide services to another independent government entity. Known as the "Lakewood Plan", it has become a model for incorporation that has been adopted by 30% of California's cities and dozens more throughout the nation. The concept of contracting has proven so successful that forty (40) of the eighty-eight (88) cities in Los Angeles County contract with the Sheriffs Department for their complete municipal law enforcement services.
Since 1954, all but one of the cities incorporated in Los Angeles
County have adopted the Lakewood Plan, and eighty percent of
all new cities incorporating in California also now adopt the
Lakewood Plan. Intergovernmental contracting in Los Angeles County
has expanded to include other areas of law enforcement services
as well, including transit policing, school policing, court security,
and custody services.
As a national leader in law enforcement,
the Sheriff's Department provides a wide and comprehensive
range of services that are unsurpassed. The Sheriff's Department
regularly called upon to provide training and assistance to
law enforcement agencies throughout Los Angeles County, the nation,
and the world. This expertise is available to each and every
one of our contract clients on a daily basis.
On behalf of
professional men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department, welcome to Contract Law Enforcement.