City of Paramount

Public Safety

Paramount Sheriff's Station


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 30 Sheriff's personnel assigned to Paramount including patrol deputies, a detective team, a special assignment team, and supervisors. In addition, the City contracts with the County of Los Angeles for a dedicated probation officer and a dedicated district attorney. The City has 30 members in the Public Safety Department, which includes administrative staff, community service officers, code enforcement officers, public service assistants, and clerical staff.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department
L.A. County Fire Department

Community Policing


(562) 220-2002

Effective Policing
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 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 45% from 1995 to 2016. If you have any questions about the BEAT system, contact our Public Safety Department at (562) 220-2002.

For more information, contact Paramount's Public Safety Department at (562) 220-2002.

The Good Neighbor Program-Landlord Training


(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 address and curtail 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


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.

Information Discussed
♦  Neighborhood Watch               ♦  Child Safety             
♦  Personal Safety                       ♦  Identity Theft
♦  Home Safety                            ♦  City Services & Programs
♦  Vehicle Safety                          ♦  Emergency Preparedness

Call Public Safety at (562) 220-2002 to sign up and schedule a Neighborhood Watch meeting.

Report Suspicious or Criminal Activities to the Sheriff, Not Security Companies


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

Parking citations received in the City of Paramount may be paid by mail, at the Paramount Sheriff Station, at City Hall or online at If you wish to appeal a citation or for more information, please call (562) 220-2002.

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Parking Citations

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