15001 Paramount Blvd., (562) 220-2002
Hours: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm daily
Holidays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The City of Paramount contracts for law enforcement services from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. There are 42 Sheriff's personnel assigned to Paramount, including patrol deputies, a detective team, and a deputy district attorney. There are 28 members of the City's Public Safety Department, which includes code enforcement officers.
In law enforcement, the concept of "beat patrolling" has become a popular trend. The Paramount Sheriff's Station has been using the BEAT system for the past few years to great success.
Getting to Know You
The City is divided into four BEAT areas. Each BEAT is assigned a dedicated group of deputies to operate within that territory. Each BEAT also has a lead deputy that serves as the main contact for that BEAT. Being assigned to a specific part of town, the officers get to know the neighborhood up close. At the same time, residents and business owners develop relationships with their deputies. Our Public Safety Department credits this kind of community-based policing with helping to reduce violent crime in Paramount 50% since 1995.
If you have any questions about the BEAT system, contact our Community Liaison Officer Anthony Martinez at (562) 220-2002.
Good Tenants, Good Neighbors
In a preemptive effort to fight crime in neighborhoods that consist mainly of multi-unit rental housing, the City has developed its Good Neighbor Program, which takes a dual approach to the problem of criminal behavior.
Removing Unlawful Tenants
First, evictions and law enforcement actions are used to remove lawbreakers residing in a neighborhood. Then, in conjunction with the Apartment Association Southern Cities, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and attorneys specializing in landlord/tenant law, property owners are taught strategies to help keep their units crime-free.
Training for Owners / Managers
The City-sponsored classes cover such topics as tenant screening techniques, evicting problem tenants, developing effective rental agreements, and recognizing criminal activity.
Award Winning Program
In 2000, the program was given a Best Practices Award for Innovation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
For more information, contact Paramount's Public Safety Department at (562) 220-2002.
Neighborhood Watch Lowers Crime
Paramount's Neighborhood Watch Program - which has over 100 Neighborhood Watch Leaders throughout the city- is a way for residents to help the City and the Sheriff's Department prevent crime before it starts. And it works - communities with healthy Neighborhood Watch participation have up to 40% less crime than areas that don't.
Fun and Easy to Join
Joining the program is easy and fun. The City has outfitted a vehicle that has everything needed for a successful meeting. Think about the date and time to conduct the meeting (generally between 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday). Encourage your neighbors to attend.
♦ Neighborhood Watch ♦ Child Safety
♦ Personal Safety ♦ Identity Theft
♦ Home Safety ♦ City Services & Programs
♦ Vehicle Safety ♦ Emergency Preparedness
Call Carlos Mendoza at (562) 220-2002 to sign up and schedule a Neighborhood Watch meeting.
There have been reports recently that private property owners or managers that use security companies for patrol services have been reporting suspicious activities on their properties only to these companies and not to the Sheriff's Department.
It is important that any nuisance, suspicious and/or criminal activity taking place at a condo or apartment complex or commercial property, whether that property is being patrolled by private security companies or not, should be reported to the Sheriff's Department at (562) 623-3500 or (562) 220-2002.
Likewise, any citations issued for violations of the Paramount Municipal Code or California Vehicle Code are only valid if issued by the City of Paramount or law enforcement personnel.
If you have received such a citation, and have any questions regarding its validity, please call the Paramount Sheriff's Station at (562) 220-2002. Hours of operation are Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Parking citations received in the City of Paramount may be paid by mail, at the Paramount Sheriff Station, at City Hall or online at www.citationprocessingcenter.com. If you wish to appeal a citation or for more information, please call (562) 220-2002.
Offers a free taxi ride for victims of car theft to the Paramount Substation or Lakewood Sheriff's Station where they can await for a ride home. For more information, call (562) 220-2002.
Help the City get abandoned and/or inoperable vehicles off the streets and driveways of Paramount by calling (562) 220-2002. You can also report the information online by completing the linked form.
Not only do these vehicles represent visual blight, they take up valuable parking spaces in some of our more impacted neighborhoods. And if they're in a driveway, this puts the property owner's usable vehicles onto the street, further affecting the neighborhood. Officers will issue a 72-hour warning on reported vehicles. If there is no response, the City will tow the offender. Inoperable vehicles on private property go through a more involved process of notification, but they can still be towed.
Specially outfitted van to act both as a command post during major crime activities and a promotional tool at community events. For more information, call 562-220-2002.