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Los Angeles Police Department: Municipal police
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles, California. With 9,974 officers and 3,036 civilian staff, it is the third-largest municipal police department in the United States, after the New York City Police Department and the Chicago Police Department. The department operates in an area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2) and a population of 4,030,904 people.


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3.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Los Angeles, triggers about a dozen burglar alarms: LAPD

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No charges for off-duty cop who killed mentally ill man in Costco

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A data breach into the Los Angeles Personnel Department exposed the information of thousands of LAPD officers and applicants. - Published

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USWNT midfielder Allie Long's wedding ring, key to city stolen from hotel room after ESPYs

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Costco shooting victim's family speaks out amid LAPD investigation

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