Vice & Intelligence
The Inglewood Police Department's Vice Section was created in 2005 to address serious quality of life related issues in the community. The Section is comprised of a Sergeant and a team of investigators.
The Vice Section is responsible for the investigation and enforcement relating to the following types of crimes.
Enforcement of street level and massage parlor prostitution such as pimping, pandering and human trafficking.
In 2004 there were 23 massage related businesses operating as houses of prostitution. To date, Vice Investigators have successfully closed all of the problem locations.
Lewd & Lascivious Activity
Lewd conduct at parks, bookstores and other locations known for such activity. Vice personnel routinely conduct "Operation Safe Park," which are sting operations that target lewd conduct at City parks.
Alcohol & Beverage Control (ABC)
Enforce and ensure compliance of all ABC licensed establishments in Inglewood. Vice personnel routinely conduct ABC related undercover operations, including those operations that address underage consumption of alcohol by minors.
Oversee gaming operations at the Hollywood Park Casino and the Hollywood Park Racetrack.
Vice personnel serve as the Police Department's Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) and are responsible for investigating all Homeland Security matters. Vice personnel network and train with Local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies on a monthly basis in order to ensure the safety of the community.
In 2006, the Vice Section founded the South Bay Regional Criminal Intelligence Network to enhance intelligence information sharing with regard to international and domestic terrorism, organized crime, prostitution, protest actions and crime trends affecting South Bay law enforcement agencies.
Monitor and gather intelligence information on labor disputes, marches, rallies and other events that have an affect on Inglewood.
Intellectual Property Rights
Conduct operations targeting counterfeit and piracy of DVD, CD's and clothing merchandise.
Report a Vice Related Crime
If you suspect any Vice related crime is occurring in your neighborhood, please contact the Vice Section 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 310-412-5515.
- Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 for the rescue of children from child prostitution.
- Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship support group and has programs for compulsive gamblers.
- Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism.