Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association Statement Regarding Gun Store Operations

The Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association (LACPCA) represents the Police Chief Executives of the 45 independent cities in Los Angeles County. The Association focuses on advancing the science and art of police administration and crime prevention in Los Angeles County; coordinating the implementation of law enforcement efforts by local law enforcement leaders; and developing, teaching, and disseminating professional law enforcement practices.  To that end, the LACPCA recognizes that California Health & Safety Code Section 101029 gives peace officers within every political subdivision of a county the authority to enforce the orders of the local health officer within their respective jurisdictions.  The LACPCA also recognizes that Government Code § 41601 provides that chiefs of police (in their respective jurisdictions) have the powers conferred upon sheriffs by general law for the execution of all orders of the local health officer issued for the purpose of preventing the spread of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease.  The LACPCA thus supports the right of its members to enforce the Los Angeles County Health Officer’s Order according to both law, and guidance from legal counsel in each of their respective jurisdictions.


The Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association provided a letter of opposition to the author of Senate Bill 54 Assemblyman Rendon.

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The Los Angeles Police Chiefs Association Executive Committee agrees with ALADS and others that the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board owes an apology to Chief Jeff Piper for their misguided claims against him and his statements.

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Pink Patch Project

The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association and several public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond. These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by raising public awareness and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.

The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the public safety officer’s uniform patch. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.

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Torrance Police Department Chief Mark Matsuda and his Honor Guard travelled to Dallas to pay tribute to the fallen officers from Dallas PD and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department. The impromptu memorial in front of the Dallas PD headquarters started out with two police units that were quickly covered by wreaths, posters, patches, other items of gratitude from the heartbroken Dallas and international law enforcement communities. The LACPCA was represented along with the Torrance Police Department.


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