This app will allow the community to provide the OIG with valuable information related to the LAPD’s operations. Community members can upload pictures, send videos of incidents, and make official complaints against or commendations for officers directly on the app. This information can be provided anonymously. The app also allows the community to access information related the OIG and LAPD, including the location of the nearest police station and useful phone numbers.
The OIG is not part of the LAPD, and therefore does report to them in any way. The Inspector General reports directly to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, which is the civilian head of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Under the Los Angeles City Charter, the OIG has guaranteed access to all documents, audio recordings, and videos within the Department’s possession. OIG staff can go to any location controlled by the Department. The OIG can also initiate an investigation, for any reason, and on any matter. The OIG does not report to the Los Angeles Police Department or any of its leadership, including the Chief of Police, and there is no way for the Department to stop our investigations or otherwise influence them.
Along with providing the necessary forms to submit, regarding any complaints and commendations that involve Los Angeles Police officers, this app provides a brief overview of the responsibilities and structure of the OIG; provides contact information of all 18 LAPD Area stations, other City offices, and key local resources; and also includes a geo-mapping feature where community members will be able to search for their nearest police station based on any address in the City of Los Angeles.
To learn more about the OIG, download this FREE Mobile App today!
For additional information about the OIG, please contact:
Julie E. Buchwald
Community Relations Coordinator
Office of the Inspector General, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners
For additional information regarding the Inspector General Los Angeles Mobile App, please contact: Officer Tony Newsom, Los Angeles Police Department at: [email protected]