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Risk Management and Policies Division








Commanding Officer


100 W. First Street, Room 831
Los Angeles, California 90012
Mail Stop: 400
(213) 486-0400/FAX (213) 486-0411


Risk Management and Policies Division merged into one division effective DP 7 2019.  Risk Management Section is responsible for reducing physical, financial, and organizational harms associated with employee-involved traffic collisions, uses of force, workplace conflict, and worker injuries by developing focused and specific harm reduction interventions for implementation.  Harm reduction will be achieved by focusing on operational and tactical problem solving, applying interventions, enabling robust data analysis, and implementing structural change where necessary.  This strategy is tailored to unique challenges, complexities, and strengths, focusing on “harms” rather than risks.


Policies and Procedures Section is responsible for conducting research; preparing directives and coordinating the distribution of correspondence for the Chief of Police; evaluating and implementing recommended changes in Department policies and procedures; maintaining the Department Manual; responding to inquiries from other agencies regarding Department policy, procedures, and operations; and, coordinating the product evaluation process.  


Problem Solving Unit


The purpose of the unit is to work with geographic Area Risk Management Coordinators to identify and reduce the physical, financial, and organizational harms associated with employee-involved traffic collisions, uses of force, workplace conflict, and work related injuries by developing focused and specific harm reduction interventions for implementation.


Manual and Orders Unit

The MO Unit is responsible for assisting Department and outside personnel with understanding Department policies and procedures, and locating relevant supporting manual sections or supporting documentation.  Other duties include, conducting research and preparing directives (e.g., Special Orders, Administrative Orders), Notices and Memorandums; coordinating the distribution of directives from the Chief of Police; and evaluating and implementing recommended changes in policies and procedures.


Forms Unit

The Forms Unit is responsible for amending and maintaining the Department Manual and developing and examining existing forms to determine the need for revision or elimination.  Other responsibilities include forwarding Department Directives, Notices and Memorandums to the Webmaster for posting on the Department’s Local Area Network (LAN); and, completing the annual Deployment and Vacation Schedules and drafting the Office of the Chief of Police Memorandum to activate these documents.   


Mutual Agreements Unit

The MA Unit is responsible for coordinating the approval process of Memorandums of Agreement (MOA), Task Force Agreements (TFA), Joint Operations Agreements (JOA), Operational Agreements (OA); and, for updating and maintaining the MOA Database.  


Product Evaluation and Research Unit

The PEAR Unit is responsible for coordinating product evaluations; maintaining the Product Evaluation Manual; responding to Subpoena Duces Tecum and California Public Records Act requests from Legal Affairs Division; and, researching and processing requests from Department personnel and outside agencies for records and information about the Department’s policies and procedures.