Only 18.5% of LBPD Officers Live in City

By: 
Stephen Downing

A recent Public Records Act (PRA) request made upon the City of Long Beach by CHECKLBPD researcher Greg Buhl and provided to the Beachcomber revealed that 145 or 18.5% of the total 783 LBPD officers live in the city while the remaining 81.5% (660) live in 192 ZIP codes outside the city, one as far away as Texas.

CITY & TOTAL

  • Aliso Viejo 3
  • Anaheim 21
  • Anaheim Hills 4
  • Arcadia 1
  • Arleta 1
  • Artesia 1
  • Bell 1
  • Bellflower 13
  • Beverly Hills 1
  • Brea 6
  • Buena Park 13
  • Burbank 1
  • Canyon Country 2
  • Canyon Lake 1
  • Carson 3
  • Cerritos 4
  • Chatsworth 1
  • Chino 9
  • Chino Hills 3
  • Coachella 1
  • Commerce 2
  • Compton 3
  • Corona 32
  • Costa Mesa 5
  • Cota de Caza 1
  • Covina 1
  • Culver City 1
  • Cypress 23
  • Dana Point 2
  • Diamond Bar 2
  • Dove Canyon 2
  • Downey 16
  • Eastvale 9
  • El Segundo 1
  • Foothill Ranch 2
  • Fountain Valley 3
  • Fullerton 10
  • Garden Grove 22
  • Gardena 3
  • Glendale 2
  • Granada Hills 1
  • Hacienda Heights 1
  • Hawthorne 1
  • Hemet 2
  • Hermosa Beach 2
  • Huntington Beach 51
  • Huntington Park 2
  • Inglewood 2
  • Irvine 7
  • Jurpa Valley 1
  • La Habra 8
  • La Mirada 10
  • La Palma 5
  • La Puente 1
  • Ladera Ranch 1
  • Laguna Hills 2
  • Laguna Niguel 2
  • Lake Elsinore 6
  • Lake Forest 7
  • Lakewood 69
  • Lawndale 1
  • Lomita 3
  • Long Beach 145
  • Los Alamitos 13
  • Los Angeles 9
  • Lynwood 1
  • Maywood 1
  • Menifee 2
  • Mira Loma 1
  • Mission Viejo 4
  • Monrovia 2
  • Montclair 1
  • Murrieta 4
  • Norco 2
  • North Hills 1
  • Northridge 1
  • Norwalk 6
  • Ontario 4
  • Orange 17
  • Paramount 2
  • Pasadena 1
  • Phillips Ranch 1
  • Placentia 8
  • Pomona 2
  • Rancho Cucamonga 1
  • Rancho Santa Margarita 2
  • Redondo Beach 1
  • Riverside 9
  • Rossmoor 5
  • Rowland Heights 1
  • San Bernardino 1
  • San Clemente 2
  • San Dimas 1
  • San Pedro 7
  • Santa Ana 8
  • Santa Fe Springs 1
  • Seal Beach 14
  • Signal Hill 5
  • Simi Valley 1
  • Stanton 3
  • Sunland 1
  • Temecula 1
  • Torrance 8
  • Trabuco Canyon 1
  • Tustin 4
  • Upland 1
  • Valley Center 1
  • Valley Village 1
  • Walnut 2
  • Walnut Park 1
  • West Covina 4
  • Westminster 16
  • Whittier 22
  • Wilmington 1
  • Winnsboro, Texas 1
  • Yorba Linda 11

Data provided by the city also indicates that 40% of LBPD civilian employees live in the city of Long Beach.

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Comments

No skin in the game. Figures.

Officers who live in the city they serve have a stake in their city because it’s home and it also goes a long way to building community trust.

beside being incompetent and corrupt, thats why they just don't care about the LBC. SMH

Highest tax rate, high crime rate, high home prices, and why would you want to live around the ones you arrest? Or maybe they’re tired of the Liberal nonsense plaguing the city they work in.

How is this even news?

For the LOL,
If this city is that bad that these cops would not live here, then maybe they should go work for the cities they do live in. why be afraid of people you arrest, unless you did something crooked. 145 officers who do live in LBC don't seem to be that afraid of the people they arrest. Maybe if living in the city was a requirement, they would do a much better job.

Also news is information and that is what the writer did here provide the reader with information, Hello.

This is a common practice in Law Enforcement, living where you work can be dangerous for themselves and their families. Running into those you have arrested is a real danger. You yourself Mr downing as a retired LAPD command officer who lives in Long Beach, not LA know this. Your hatred or jealousy for those who serve LBPD is truly showing when you write a hit piece. Knowing that this is common and in fact have done yourself.

A lot of people in different professions don't live in the same city they work in. Why is this even news? No one else commutes? Mr Downing himself worked for LAPD and lived in LB. What if someone owned a home outside of Long Beach before they were hired by LBPD, they have to sell their house and move into Long Beach?

Clearly a bias article designed to fuel hate towards law enforcement. Anyone that thinks it’s a smart idea to be neighbors with someone you have arrested is clearly not thinking things through. It would not be a good feeling to leave your family to go to work and worry that someone may know where you live because they followed you home and your family is in danger.

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