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New Long Beach Police office to build trust and accountability

As part of the Police Department’s commitment to the City of Long Beach’s framework for reconciliation, the Long Beach Police Department will be launching a new office to address changes in policing. This office will better position the Police Department to successfully move into the future and will be responsible for creating forward-looking change which is centered on management practices, policies, training, recruitment, accountability, and constitutional policing.

“This Department remains committed to our 21st Century Policing principles that build trust and reinforce accountability,” said Chief of Police Robert G. Luna. “We will continue to make strides in our commitment to community engagement, meaningful partnerships, and constitutional policing. I strongly believe that under the direction of Assistant Chief Wally Hebeish this new office will uphold our values while continuing to make meaningful changes in the way we continue to serve our community.”

This new effort, the “Office of Constitutional Policing,” has been created to rethink traditional policing in a manner that will help implement equity, justice, and constitutional public safety to our entire community. This office will support the Department’s goals of policing within the parameters set by the U.S. Constitution and the California State Constitution while protecting the rights of all people. It will guide our Department towards building greater trust and strengthening relationships through increased responsiveness, transparency, and accountability while increasing public safety. To meet these goals, this office will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the Department is up-to-date with best practices in policing, legal mandates, and community expectations
  • Guiding the expansion of data analytics for accountability and transparency
  • Engaging with key stakeholders and other city departments for inclusivity and equity
  • Liaising with the City’s Office of Equity

The Office of Constitutional Policing began operations on July 14, 2020.

3 Comments

  1. This is definitely a move in the right direction. I value the police, I want them to be there when I as a citizen need them, however, they have to be held accountable and actually have to operate at a higher standard. All people need to be treated fair and equitably.

    1. Long Beach Police is the most crooked and scandalous Officers I have dealt with in my whole life, I’m from Orange County Stanton (Beach & Chapman). I’ve spent most my life in prison and tattooed from head to toe. I’ve been out of prison since 2016 after 10 years inside. I got married and live in Long Beach. I am harassed daily, been arrested by LBPD for a crime i did not commit, my car impounded by the same officer 5 times.That same officer killed a mentally ill Philippine woman by shooting her 8 times in the back and partner 1 time and the city awarded that family 9.8 million dollars, well that same murderer officer is still a LBPD and is the one that messed up my life from being out of prison. I had my own place with my wife, a career in the Union as a Roofer Local 36, brand new car, money in savings. All that is gone bcuz my car was impounded 5 times all savings went to getting it out and last time i couldn’t get it out, bcuz i was broke he arrested me 8 times which my parole got me out everytime but my work was getting frustrated bcuz i was missing so much and sometimes not hearing from me bcuz i couldn’t call. I became homeless and given up and returned to drugs and not caring anymore bcuz all i worked hard for was gone by this officer that took control of my life and messed it up. I’m still trying to get myself back up from that and still messed with by other officers. I literally HATE LBPD.!!!

      1. Hmmm….. impounded your car five times….I wonder how that happened. You sound like the kind of person that should get extra police attention. Maybe stay out of Long Beach and love on some area where hooligans are tolerated. Just a thought.

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