LAPD May Start Sending Unarmed Service Providers to These 911 Calls

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) may soon be sending “unarmed service providers” — instead of sworn officers — out to certain 911 calls.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League on Wednesday shared a list of calls that would potentially qualify for this change up in personnel.

They are, per KTLA5:

1. Non-criminal and/or non-violent homeless and quality of life-related calls;
2. Non-criminal mental health calls;
3. Non-violent juvenile disturbance or juveniles beyond parental control calls; (won’t go to school);
4. Calls to schools unless the school administration is initiating a call for an emergency police response or making a mandatory reporting notification;
5. Public Health Order violations;
6. Non-violent calls for service at City parks;
7. Under the influence calls (alcohol and/or drugs) where there is no other crime in progress;
8. Welfare Check – WELCK;
• Non-Criminal;
• Courtesy request from Drs/Hospitals;
9. Non-Fatal Vehicle Accidents – 1181/1182/1183/1179;
• Non-DUI/Non-Criminal; Property damage only (including City property), Verbal disputes involving non-injury traffic collisions, refusing to share ID at traffic collisions;
10. Parking violations;
11. Driveway tow;
12. Abandoned vehicles;
13. Person dumping trash;
14. Vicious and dangerous dog complaints where no attack is in progress;
15. Calls for service for loud noise, loud music, or ‘party’ calls that are anonymous or have no victim;
16. Landlord/Tenant Disputes;
17. Loitering/Trespassing With No Indication Of Danger;
18. Code 30 Alarm Response (except 211 silent alarm);
19. Syringe Disposal;
20. DOT Stand-By;
21. Homeless Encampment Clean-Ups, unless officers are requested or prescheduled;
22. Panhandling;
23. Illegal Vending;
24. Illegal Gambling;
25. Fireworks;
26. Defecating/Urinating In Public;
27. Drinking in Public;
28. Suspicious circs-possible dead body, where no indication of foul play

Craig Lally, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), indicated the move is designed to help a police force that is currently understaffed.

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“We believe that in order to maximize the potential benefits of this new response model, it’s important that the initial list of calls where police officers will cease responding to is robust,” Lally said, per Fox11.

“It is time to end the debate about sending unarmed responders to appropriate 911 calls,” added Jerretta Sandoz, Vice-president of the LAPPL.  “Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get to the hard work of implementing an alternative response model. We are prepared to enter into an expedited dialogue to take action.”

The city council has yet to approve the proposal, which includes $1 million in funding for establishing an “Office of Unarmed Response and Safety.”

“This list of calls presents opportunities that enable the city to develop a network of trained crisis workers and community-based responders to be dispatched for non-criminal behavior and situations,” said councilman Bob Blumenfield. “In order to build this network out, dedicated city staff is needed to focus on this work and realize its transformative potential.”

Well, what are your thoughts on this? Would you be willing to work as an unarmed service provider in a major city?

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  • Alan March 9, 2023, 9:35 am

    I’ll sadly take a $20 bet that within the first month of its implementation, one of these unarmed responders gets violently assaulted. I’ll take a second bet that within a year one is killed. Dems /ANTIFA/ BLM got what it wanted ! Now wait for the chaos to ensue , I’m sorry get worse ! Its why I carry a gun everywhere!

  • Charles McDonnell March 6, 2023, 5:13 pm

    A whole lot of that list has turned into lethal force encounters in no time flat, and will continue to. The difference now will be that the responders will have no recourse except hope in the mercy of whoever flipped out for whatever reason.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment March 6, 2023, 2:39 pm

    for easy identification of the social workers they will be issued jackets with an 8″ circle and a smaller 4″ inner circle on both the front and back.

  • Roland Vanags March 6, 2023, 12:32 pm

    Burglar alarm calls and “SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES”calls should be armed response,along with “UNKNOWN PROBLEM”.Also,”PLATELESS VEHICLE”calls.

  • TheGoat9 March 6, 2023, 10:17 am

    How many of these Social Workers will be killed before they change it back? I give it 3 months.

  • survivor50 March 3, 2023, 8:00 pm

    Soooo… If it’s NOT an EMERGENCY … do they call 4.511 if it’s kind of a HALF A _ _ ed emergency …

    ” Like WOW Dude … there’s these GUYS making a LOT of noise and RUINING my BUZZ !!! ”

    ( CHEECH … CHEECH MARIN … is THAT you ??? )

  • survivor50 March 3, 2023, 7:56 pm

    ” 911… How may our SOCIAL WORKERS help you ??? “

  • Albert Brock March 3, 2023, 6:07 pm

    It’s about time.

    • Alan March 9, 2023, 9:37 am


  • bobsyouruncle March 2, 2023, 10:22 pm

    If there is a problem you will never hear of it.

  • Dr Motown March 2, 2023, 5:16 pm

    Because “non-violent” disturbances never escalate, especially when dealing with deranged folks, intoxicated folks, and combative teenagers….🙄

    • Alan March 9, 2023, 9:38 am

      You’re 1000000% right.

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