INSIDE THE LASD

"This exciting venue of news communication will assist us in ensuring the connection we have with the communities we serve. Our goal is to be transparent in our operations and procedures."

- Sheriff Jim McDonnell


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January 2017

Videos

Video Messages From The Sheriff

Sheriff Jim McDonnell's Thank You Message

Sheriff Jim McDonnell takes a minute to say thank you to LASD personnel for all the hard work throughout 2016. He recognizes impressive service efforts and generosity from throughout the Department. He also talks about the logistical challenges of providing public safety at major community events and looks forward to the year ahead. Click to download video transcription

Jim McDonnell

Sheriff

Message from the Sheriff

Sheriff Jim McDonnell introduces the Inside the LASD periodical, website, and philosophy. He talks about where we are going as an organization and the importance of communication in addressing rumors, questions, and concerns within our Department. Click to download video transcription

Jim McDonnell

Sheriff


Fast Facts

You Asked...We Answered

"Is There A 20 Year Legendary Lawman Pin?"


Yes, there is a 20 year Legendary Lawman and Law Woman Pin. The submission protocols are the same as the 10 year pin as follows: Eligible Deputies submit a Legendary Lawman/Law Woman Recognition Pin request form to their Unit Commander for consideration. Unit Commanders submit the form to the Division Chief or Division Director for approval. Once the request is reviewed and approved, it is forwarded to the Employee Relations Unit for final review. The requests are then forwarded to the Office of the Sheriff. The Sheriff or his designee will personally distribute the pins. After the award has been presented to the employee, the application form is sent to Personnel Administration for filing in the employee’s personnel file. Here’s a picture of the pin.

"Is the "If I Were Sheriff" program still accepting suggestions and being utilized?"


The previous “If I Were Sheriff” program and Intranet link you provided are no longer in use and have been archived. New methods of organizational communication have evolved and are in use. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The pages have been removed.

"Does the Sheriff plan to change the Security Officer's uniform shirts in the near future?"


At this time there are no plans to change the Security Officer/Assistant uniform shirts.

"Why was 'Inside LASD' mailed to my home? Does the Sheriff's Department have so much money that it's printing and mailing an 8 page, full color magazine to department members? Please explain why it's okay to spend money on unnecessary mailings when we were told to cancel overtime and patrol units weren't filled because of the budget?..."


The initial plans are to mail the first two publications out to Department members so they can get familiar with the newsletter and develop an understanding of how to submit rumors, questions, or concerns they would like considered. We intend to go to an electronic, on-line only, version after the launch period. The cost to print and mail the first publication was just over $6,000. That is roughly 33 cents per employee to give all Department members a voice and keep them informed and up-to-date using real-life terms and not complicated political jargon. Strengthening our Department’s communications and giving our employees an avenue to be heard is money well spent if it helps keep us all informed and engaged.

"Is it possible to unsubscribe to receiving newsletter in mail? I learned I have access to the newsletter at work and would prefer to access it here instead "


The initial plans are to mail the first two publications out to Department members so they can get familiar with the newsletter and develop an understanding of how to submit rumors, questions, or concerns they would like considered. We intend to go to an electronic, on-line only, version after the launch period. You will receive one more printed copy and then it will be all electronic.

“Hello, I heard a rumor that the compaction study for sergeants and lieutenants was completed and is sitting on the BOS' desk. Is this true? And if true, is there a timeline on the BOS' decision?”


Per the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, the compaction study has not yet completed.

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