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Lakewood Sheriffs will patrol neighborhoods throughout the Independence Day long weekend

A total of 16 Deputy Sheriffs and 7 civilian Community Safety Officers patrolled Lakewood neighborhoods Friday night, July 2, responding to calls about illegal fireworks use and proactively visiting areas with high concentrations of illegal fireworks use in the past.

Lakewood is devoting even more resources and new efforts to combat illegal fireworks this year. Deputies have been responding to calls about illegal fireworks use in June and even earlier, but for the July 1-4 time period Lakewood is paying for extra Deputy patrols in neighborhoods.


  • If you know of an address or location that has been using illegal fireworks recently, please call the city’s Tip Line at 562-866-9771 ext. 7233 or use the Lakewood Connect App. Deputy Sheriffs will put the location on their patrol list.
  • And, if you see illegal fireworks currently in use, call the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station at (562) 623-3500 so Deputies can respond right away.
  • Illegal fireworks can be surrendered at the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station or any L.A. County Fire Station (there are three in Lakewood). No questions asked.

Illegal fireworks in Lakewood and throughout California include: skyrockets, mortars, firecrackers and any kind of explosives.

Only “safe and sane” fireworks approved by the CA State Fire Marshal can legally be used in Lakewood and only on July 4 between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Safe and sane fireworks provide plenty of fun but do not explode or go up in the air.

Be safe, be legal, be a good neighbor this Fourth of July.

The article above was released by the City of Lakewood.