Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
5/25/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
LBPD CREATES NEW COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSISTANT POSITION UNDER THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BUREAU
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The LBPD’s new Community Services Assistants  
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The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is proud to announce the creation of the Community Services Assistant (CSA) position. As part of the LBPD Community Services Bureau, the CSA team will be essential in furthering the department's efforts to adopt innovative ways to enhance community safety and support patrol operations.

“The addition of CSAs to our department is one of many ways in which we are modernizing how we provide police services in our city” said Chief of Police Wally Hebeish. “Utilizing CSAs to address non-emergency calls for service will allow patrol officers to focus on higher priority police responses while also providing additional time for officers to engage with our community”.

In the FY22 budget, the department created the Community Services Assistant position, a non-sworn position that will support law enforcement functions previously performed by sworn personnel. Starting May 22, 2023, CSAs will begin a 120-hour classroom training that will prepare them for their role in responding to non-emergency calls for service. CSAs will respond to "Priority 3" or non-emergency calls for service for situations that do not require the specialized training or equipment of a sworn police officer. This includes the following call types: non-injury traffic collisions, blocked driveways, noise complaints and robbery and burglary reports where the suspect(s) is not on scene, among others.

These CSAs will have equipment and training specific to their role. When CSAs respond to calls for service, our community can expect the same level of courtesy and professionalism our sworn officers display every day. Contrary to the traditional police uniform and black & white patrol vehicle, CSAs will respond to calls for service in white, city-decaled vehicles, while wearing a grey polo shirt and black pants.

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An example of the Community Services Assistant (CSA) uniform and vehicle 
 
 

 
Community Services Assistant (CSA) vehicle