Here are some links to some useful websites that may be of interest to you:
- Sheriff's Department Inmate Locator Website (Find out more information about a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department inmate)
National Bike Registry
Bicycle thefts are on the rise throughout Los Angeles county, yet too few people either register their bicycles or do not know their bikes serial numbers. This can often make it difficult, if not impossible, for police departments to reunite recovered bikes with their rightful owner.
Since 1984, the National Bike Registry (NBR®) has been working with law enforcement to return stolen bikes to their rightful owners. To learn more about the National Bike Registry.
Identity Theft & Fraud
If you're a victim of I.D. theft it's a good idea to notify the three major credit bureaus either to obtain a copy of your credit record or to place a fraud alert on your record. The 3 major credit bureaus are:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC - ID Theft offers a website that is a 1-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft - and learn what to do if their identity is stolen. Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place.
If your child is missing, pick up the phone and call your local police department to make a police report. A recent photo of your child is very important. It's a good idea to know who your children's friends are, where they live and how to get in touch with them in an emergency. Too many times parents have no idea who their children's friends are or where they live.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year - more than 2,000 children every day. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) offers easy-to-use safety resources to help address both parental challenges to prevent missing children as well as a database to search for missing children.
California Children & Family Services Division
The Children and Family Services Division provides leadership and oversight of county and community agencies in the implementation of child welfare services programs through regulations, training, technical assistance, incentives and program evaluations.
Protective Orders & Victim Information
Court Protective Orders (Restraining Orders)
Courts may issue protective orders, also known as restraining orders, directing an abuser to stop harassing and to “keep away” from a victim and/or the victim’s children. These orders do not guarantee the abuser will stop the abuse, but they do allow law enforcement to take action to remove the abuser. The types of protective orders include:
- Emergency Protective Order (EPO) - When the police are called to the scene of a domestic violence incident, they may call a judge on a 24- hour basis and obtain a temporary protective order for the victim by telephone.
- Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) / Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) - A victim may go on his/her own to a local courthouse and request a civil protective order at no cost. Many courts have staff members available to help with the filing process. For help and instructions on obtaining a domestic violence restraining order call the L.A. County Superior Court at 213-974-5587.
- Criminal Protective Order (CPO) - When a criminal case if filed, the court may, on its own motion or at the prosecutor’s request, issue appropriate protective orders. Criminal orders have priority over any conflicting civil and dependency court orders.
- Out-of-State Domestic Violence Protective Order - A victim entering California with a protective order issued by another state will be afforded protection here provided certain conditions are met. The victim must register the out-of-state order with the local superior court.
California Department of Public Health
The California Department of Public Health website lists help by county with:
- Counseling services for victims of domestic violence
- Crisis hotlines
- Domestic Violence Programs
- Victim witness assistance programs
- Women’s Shelters
The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) may provide needed compensation to help cover treatment and other support services for victims and their families.
The CalVCP can also help pay unreimbursed expenses that result when a violent crime occurs. Please visit their website or call 800-777-9229 for more information.
Narcotic Use Resources
The Meth Project
Methamphetamine, or Meth, is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically affects many areas of the central nervous system. Meth users are prone to staying awake for days on end and often have scabs or open sores on their faces or arms due to excessive picking at the skin.
Meth is one of the most dangerous narcotics being used today throughout the United States. Learn more about methamphetamine and its effects.
Neighboring Law Enforcement Agencies