Jail doors

The South Gate Police Department Jail is a Type 1 detention facility as designated by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).  The jail has the capacity to house up to 36 inmates and only houses non sentenced inmates pending their arraignment.  The jail is staffed by six full time custody officers.

The minimum standards for local detention facilities as set forth by BSCC can be found at http://www.bscc.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/Adult-Title-15-Effective-1.1.2019gw.pdf

The housing units consist of

  • 2 female cells with 3 person capacity each
  • 2 single person cells
  • 2 sobering cells with approximately 5 - 7 capacity each
  • 7 cells that can each house 4 detainees 

Annual inspections and audits have been conducted and South Gate is in compliance with all applicable local, county, state, and federal laws.


Inmate visitations are permitted between the hours of 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. daily.  All visitations are subject to approval by the Watch Commander and as the safe operations of the jail permits.

To contact the South Gate Police Department Jail, please call 323-563-5492.