LASD History Since 1850
Historical pictures of LASD
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy Class #57 at Biscailuz Center, May-June, 1956. Comedian /Actor Jerry Lewis attended the Academy with the permission of (then) Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz, to prepare for the movie "The Delicate Delinquent,” which included Mr. Lewis portraying a police recruit. Some of the LASD recruits were extras in the movie. Much of the time Mr. Lewis was at the Academy was not publicly disclosed due to his popularity and concerns of fans showing up.
Deputy Sewell Griggers and Shirley Temple in 19?? The photo promoted the Revolver Club of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Griggers, along with the Sheriff’s Pistol Team put on amazing shooting expositions throughout Los Angeles County for many years. Deputy Sewell was not only an accomplished marksman, he did so even though a teenage accident resulted in him not being able to see out of his right eye, and his dominant hand shook due to nerve damage.
Sgt. Rile Dennison, wearing khakis, instructing deputies on how to operate a rifle in this 1950's photo at the LASD Biscailuz Range in East LA. Sgt. Dennison entered the department in 1937 and worked several assignments before becoming a range master for LASD Academy Class #1 in February 1946. Sgt. Dennison was also a pioneer in creating tactics for the combat course. The LASD deputy uniforms were changed from green shirt and green pants, to green pants and tan shirt in 1955.
SCC houses the personnel and systems necessary for dispatching countywide: Console Switch Interface linked to LA County Fire, Computer Aided Dispatching linked to all sheriff’s stations, Los Angeles Regional Tactical Communications System, Mobile Communication Units, Southern California hospital radiation monitoring/detection system, Alert LA, Amber Alert, National Warning System, Emergency Alert System, Mobile Data Computer with address verification and global position mapping.
The jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Office when Los Angeles County was first formed in 1850 included the territories that are now Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Kern Counties. Stationed in Los Angeles, the Sheriff was responsible for responding on horseback to crimes committed in this vast county area.