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Crime stats by council district
Visioning a Safer Long Beach. 
It's Your City. We Need Your Voice. has just released a stunning report showing in graphic detail the number and types of violent and property crimes committed in each council district in the City of Long Beach. This is the first time since 2004 that crime statistics are available for each council district. For the past several years, the Mayor and City Manager have made cuts to police services. These decisions were made in absence of a real vision of how residents want their community to be in the future.


Because crime impacts the ability of Long Beach to attract and keep both, businesses who create jobs, and residents who pay property taxes, crime in any council district should be of concern to all residents.


The latest crime reports make it clear it is time that Long Beach residents step up and determine what it takes to make a safer Long Beach.

Come participate in the first public session to ask ALL residents to help determine the future of Long Beach in terms of public safety.


Wed. March 13, 6:30 pm

LB Water Treatment Plant

2950 Redondo will present its report so...we can talk about...

  • What are the important characteristics of a safe community for all who live, work and play here?
  • How do you envision the City of Long Beach in the next five or 10 years?
  • What key behaviors will be required from the elected officials, the police, the community and others in the next five to 10 years to realize this vision?

For more information, please contact Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at : 

562 570-6932 or email: district5@longbeach.govCheck out:


visioning a safer Long Beach 


Residents Encouraged to Be Aware of Utility Worker Scam


The Long Beach Police Department is alerting residents about recent reports of persons falsely representing themselves as utility workers as a ruse to commit burglary.


In this scam, the bogus workers are apparently targeting homes to burglarize when no one is expected to be home, or working as a team to distract the occupant and burglarize the home.


The following information is provided to allow residents to confirm that they are interacting with Long Beach City employees:

  • Utility employees are identifiable by their uniform and are required, upon request, to show a City-issued identification card
  • Customer contact is made either in person by a uniformed employee or through a form that is left in a prominent location on the property - The form provides a contact number to inquire about the work scheduled or to reschedule the work at a more convenient time
  • If residents have any doubt, they are encouraged to call the appropriate department to verify the legitimacy of the employee
    • Long Beach Gas and Oil - (562) 570-2140 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Long Beach Water Department - (562) 570-2300 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Residents are advised to keep gates to backyards locked and secure at all times and to immediately report suspicious activity, including loiterers, to the Long Beach Police Department by calling 9-1-1 with a suspect description.