About the Police Department

History of the Department

The City of Inglewood celebrated its Centennial Anniversary in 2008. The City and the Police Department were chartered on February 14, 1908. History has definitely played a significant role in the evolution of the department's badge designs, patrol vehicles and police motorcycles.  Click here for history on the department from 1940 - 1992.   


The Inglewood Police Department employs 186 sworn personnel and 92 civilian support personnel. The Department consists of multiple resources, such as specially trained canine teams, directed enforcement units, scientific services investigators, bike teams, community affairs, fiscal services and recruitment.

About the Website

The men and women of the Inglewood Police Department join me in welcoming you to our website, a visual presentation of the dynamic community we serve.

This website contains information to assist you in working with us to address community needs. We believe you will enjoy touring our website. It is user-friendly, convenient, and contains a wealth of information. It is one more way we strive to communicate with you. We have learned that, through the Internet, we are able to provide extensive information to a wide spectrum of users with varying interests and needs. Our website also allows users to familiarize themselves with our job availabilities, programs, services, news and crime information.

How the Website Helps the Community

Our website enables you to become an active partner with us in combating crime and enhancing the quality of life in our community. This occurs by your being informed about your police department and your community. Through our website, you are also able to inform us about concerns, problems, and relevant information which may result in our preventing criminal activity, solving crimes, and addressing other issues of importance. We welcome comments on the content, requests for additional items, or suggestions to improve our website.

Community Partnerships

We are endeavoring to enhance our community support. As such, you must know your concerns are important to us and we will do our best to resolve them. During these challenging times, community support is essential. Partnerships with the community and other federal, state and local entities will enable us to provide the resources our community needs to serve as the beacon for the South Bay.

Thank you for partnering with the Inglewood Police Department in furtherance of reducing crime and enhancing the quality of life in our community.