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Watch Commander


Contact the on-duty WATCH COMMANDER for any questions or concerns at (909) 596-1913 extension 2223 or email him/her at

For emergencies or to report a crime or any suspicious incident, dial 911 or call (909) 596-1913 and ask for Dispatch. 

Law enforcement is a 24 hour operation, and in order to maintain continuity and coordination of the Department's multitude of activities, a Watch Commander is assigned to each shift. The position is responsible for everything that occurs during a shift including the direct oversight of field personnel and their activities, review and approval of all bookings of arrestees, and coordination of necessary resources during extraordinary circumstances. In addition, the Watch Commander receives and records personnel complaints, and resolves conflicts. The Watch Commander is typically a Lieutenant with tenure and in their absence a Sergeant will fill in.

VINE (Victims Information and Notification Everyday)


The Los Angeles County VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Los Angeles County VINE system is 1-877-VINE 4 LA (1-877-846-3452). The service is also available in TTY by calling 1-866-847-1298. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status and is provided to you by the Los Angeles County's Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Lee Baca.