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Interested in becoming a a Wildlife Watch Volunteer?

February 20, 2024

Some Cerritos residents have expressed concerns over sightings of coyotes in the City. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has developed a program called "Wildlife Watch" that teaches residents how to minimize urban wildlife conflicts and take ownership of human-wildlife conflicts in their own neighborhoods.

A 3-day training course sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the City of Cerritos, will be scheduled as soon as five to 10 volunteers have registered to participate in the program. Volunteers will be provided with essential information about coyote behavior and given the skills and tools necessary to facilitate and educate neighborhoods on safe coyote-human interactions.

Residents interested in becoming a Wildlife Watch Volunteer should contact the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.

West Nile virus detected in Cerritos

August 9, 2023

L.A. County Sheriff's Department Community Alert – TikTok Auto Theft Trend (PDF)

June 5, 2023

Beware of people calling or visiting your home about “government programs” (PDF)

April 14, 2023

Cerritos Electric Utility:
No door-to-door solicitation

February 16, 2021

  • Please be aware: the City of Cerritos has not authorized door-to-door solicitation for the Cerritos Electric Utility (CEU). For information about the CEU, please call Cerritos City Hall at (562) 860‑0311. To report suspicious individuals, call the Cerritos Sheriff's Station at (562) 860-0044.

Web-Based Parking Permit Program Available

  • Apply for an annual, special circumstances or temporary parking permit online.
  • For more information, please contact the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.

Protect your small pets from coyotes

Cerritos Sheriff's Station is safe zone for online transaction exchanges

The Cerritos Sheriff's Station lobby and parking lot are available as safe locations for buyers and sellers to meet to complete online transactions. The Cerritos Sheriff's Station lobby is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Cerritos Sheriff's Station is located at 18135 Bloomfield Avenue. The phone number is (562) 860-0044. Click here for tips to follow when meeting a stranger to complete an online transaction exchange.

Crime Alert – Vehicle Burglaries

The Cerritos Sheriff's Station has noted an increase in vehicle burglaries in the community. Suspect(s) are forcefully entering vehicles primarily to steal valuable items that are left in plain view. Suspects often work in pairs or small groups and loiter in areas on foot or in their cars while repeatedly passing up available parking spaces.

Help assist our deputies in preventing this type of crime by doing the following:

  • Conceal valuable items from view (phones, purses, briefcases, laptop computers, personal electronic devices, etc.).
  • Record the license plate number or description of a suspicious vehicle or person.
  • Call the Cerritos Sheriff's Station immediately at (562) 860-0044 to report any suspicious activity.

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Continuing Stories

West Nile virus prevention information

West Nile Virus Information

The public is encouraged to report dead birds to help with West Nile virus surveillance and control efforts, as birds play an important role in maintaining and spreading the virus. To report a dead bird...

U.S. Government Recalls Website

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