City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:121317
Long Beach Police Department South Division to Host Open House
Arantxa Chavarria, Public Information Officer
Long Beach Police Department

The City of Long Beach will celebrate the reestablishment of the Police Department’s South Patrol Division, 400 W. Broadway, with a free community Open House event on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm.

“Restoring the South Patrol Division will improve the safety of our community and demonstrates the City’s commitment to use Measure A funds to enhance public safety as promised,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

The Open House will feature tours of the facility, meet and greet with officers, equipment displays, refreshments, and welcoming remarks at noon.

“We are very pleased to be able to restore the South Patrol Division Operations to the Public Safety Building,” said Police Chief Robert Luna. “We’re extremely grateful to our residents for supporting Measure A, which is allowing us to provide enhanced community oriented policing in the downtown area.”

Measure A funds have reestablished the Long Beach Police Department’s South Patrol Division with eight sworn police positions and two civilian positions. South Division started deploying out of the Public Safety Building on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

To contact the South Patrol Division, email or call (562) 570-7555.

About Measure A

In 2016, Long Beach voters recognized a pressing need to maintain and enhance public safety services and invest in City infrastructure. Thanks to the passage of Measure A, Fire Engine 8, Paramedic Rescue 12, Police South Division, and Police Academy operations have been restored, enhancing public safety citywide. The City is also making a historic investment in revitalizing heavily utilized public spaces such as streets, libraries, community centers, and parks. Anticipated to raise $384 million over ten years for the City of Long Beach, Measure A is collected as a one percent sales tax for the first six years, and then reduces to half a percent in the four years before it sunsets. For more information, visit: