The Jail Division performs many essential functions within the Police Department. These functions include Booking Desk Operations and the housing of adult inmates in our jail facilities. The Court Bailiff detail and the Transportation team are essential to our jail operations, ensuring that inmates are escorted and transported safely to Long Beach Courthouse and other facilities. Court Affairs, Live Scan, and the Public Safety Building Information Desk are also a major part of the Jail Division, as well as Civic Center security. Our Jail, Information Desk, and Civic Center security operations are all run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The following information is an outline of the responsibilities of each detail within the Jail Division.

The booking desk serves as the point of intake for adult subjects arrested and brought to the Long Beach Jail. Over 18,000 prisoners are booked here annually. The booking desk operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and handles all duties associated with prisoner intake and release.

The Long Beach City Jail is one of California's largest city jails. Our Women's facility can house up to 70 inmates and our men's facility can house up to 132. We are a "Type I" facility, which is used for the detention of non-sentenced prisoners for no more than 96 hours excluding holidays. We also house sentenced prisoners who volunteer as "inmate workers."

Detention Supervisors and Officers are required to attend an Adult Core Corrections Officer training course within the first year of employment. This course includes over 200 hours of specialized training. Each year after, employees must attend a minimum of 24 hours of STC (Standard Training for Corrections) certified training.

Detention Supervisors and Officers are responsible for intake and reception, fingerprinting, photographing, and computer inquiries of inmates. They conduct direct visual security checks of inmates and facility at regular intervals. They classify and assign inmates to housing, maintain jail and inmate security, assist with medical rounds, respond to emergencies, provide first aid, and ensure meals and showers are provided.

The Court Affairs Office is responsible for receiving all subpoenas for department personnel. They ensure court appearance information is properly entered into the automated court affairs system. They accept and process subpoenas for records and legal summons related to department employees. Office personnel manage the automated court affairs system and update data as appearance dates and times change. They serve as liaisons to City Prosecutors, District Attorneys, and Defense Attorney. They ensure that department employees are notified of subpoenas in a timely manner and appear in court as required.

The Court Bailiff detail is responsible for escorting inmates housed in the Long Beach Jail to the Long Beach Courthouse. They provide courtroom security while the inmates are being arraigned. Court Bailiff officers escort both male and female adult inmates to court whose charges range from infractions to felonies.

The transportation unit is responsible for transporting parolees and subjects arrested on out-of-county warrants to Los Angeles County Jail. Prisoners are transported on a daily basis to all Los Angeles County Jail facilities. This unit transports Over 2000 inmates annually. They work closely with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and Long Beach Jail personnel to ensure that all transportation and county booking procedures are followed.

The Information Desk provides citizens, bail agents and other police agencies with information pertaining to inmates. They answer inquiries regarding public safety, crime, and department procedures as well as many others. They file police reports ranging from lost personal articles, auto burglaries and thefts, to stolen vehicles and identity theft. The information desk operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and handles hundreds of calls and walk in inquiries daily.

Reports filed at the Information Desk are always limited to those where the victim can provide no suspect information. Any report containing suspect information should be handled through the Long Beach Dispatch Center by calling either 911 for emergencies or (562) 435-6711 for non-emergencies.

The Public Safety Building Information Desk can be contacted by dialing (562) 570-7260.

Live Scan is digital fingerprinting that is utilized for criminal background checks. Long Beach Police Department provides Live Scan services to the public for state licensing, employment, adoptions/foster care, etc. The current fee for this service is $30.00, payable in cash or check only. Credit cards are not accepted. Additional fees for criminal history processing by the California Department of Justice and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation are also payable at the time the Live Scan is performed.

Live Scan services are provided to the public by appointment only during the following days and times:

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Live Scan services for city employees, city employee applicants, and volunteers are completed on a walk-in basis during the following hours:

Tuesday 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Employees may also request an appointment if needed.

For further information regarding services, fees, and to schedule and appointment, please contact the Live Scan Office at (562) 570-5142.

Civic Center Security
The Civic Center Security detail is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment in and around the Civic Center Complex. The Civic Center Complex includes City Hall, the Main Library, Lincoln Park parking structure, and the Civic Center Plaza.

Security Officers assigned to this detail provide direct and video monitoring of the area. They monitor all deliveries, vehicle, and pedestrian traffic in and out of the complex. Security is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Deliveries, vehicles and items brought into the Civic Center complex are subject to random search.