Los Angeles Police Department

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel: 12,788
Sworn: 9,799
Civilian: 2,989

Total population served: 4 million

Jurisdiction: Los Angeles, California

Program Highlights

  • Uses a multi-layered approach that includes triage by trained dispatchers, 24-hour triage line, co-response teams, follow-up case managers, and focused community engagement
  • Features embedded mental health professionals in police agency
  • Incorporates comprehensive data collection and information-sharing procedures
  • Employs a robust training strategy that includes 40-hour Mental Health Intervention Training
  • Engages community partners through the Mental Health Crisis Response Program Advisory Board

Website: LAPD Mental Evaluation Unit


Lieutenant Ruthann Chavez
100 W. First Street, Room 630
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 996-1349
[email protected]

Detective II Elizabeth Reyes
Los Angeles Police Department
100 W. First Street, Rm. 630
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 996-1335
[email protected]