Community Affairs

About Community Affairs

The Community Affairs Section personnel and programs are under the direction of the Office of the Chief of Police. The objectives of the Community Affairs programs and activities are to:

  • Provide comprehensive crime prevention programs to all segments of the community.
  • Serve as a well-informed, professional public information office.
  • Link the organization’s mission with community participation through the establishment of Police Community Centers.
  • Support Department operations through crime analysis.


Under the command of a Police Sergeant, the Community Affairs Section comprises police officers, civilian personnel, and volunteers. Currently, the Community Affairs Section maintains four Police Community Centers located within the City. Each of the Inglewood Police Community Centers is located in one of the City's four police "beats."

Inglewood Mental Evaluation Team

Personnel deploy jointly with clinicians from the Department of Mental Health to handle calls for service involving persons suffering from a mental health crisis.  

Police Interns (Unpaid)

Call 310-412-5530 to learn about internship opportunities.

Police Cadet

The Police Cadet is a trainee program geared for individuals between the ages of 18 – 25 interested in a career in law enforcement and is designed to provide exposure to many aspects of a Police Officer’s duties in preparation for a career as a Police Officer.

Police Cadets are part-time civilian employees who perform non-hazardous police duties. They are not permitted to carry weapons. Work assignments will vary and rotate throughout the various Bureaus of the Police Department. Police Cadets may be required to work holidays, weekends, and a variety of shift schedules. To the extent possible, work schedules will be arranged to avoid a conflict with class schedules.

To apply, visit the City’s Human Resource website

Centinela Youth Services

CYS operates innovative programs that increase student performance, reduce school dropout rates, help preserve families, reduce gang involvement, youth violence and crime.  Click here to visit Centinela Youth Services.

I-Care Inglewood

In partnership with the city, school, law enforcement, and the community, I-CARE provides free programs and services to youth to reduce risk factors contributing to gang-related crimes and violence.  Click here to visit I-Care’s website.