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Town Hall meeting on public safety to be held on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at Cerritos Park East

Protect your small pets from coyotes

U.S. 2020 Census canvassing has begun in Cerritos

  • Now through mid-October, U.S. Census workers are canvassing some Cerritos neighborhoods to verify addresses in preparation for the 2020 U.S. Census.
  • Workers are required to show official government identification.
  • For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau website at

Lane closure planned on westbound Del Amo Boulevard between Norwalk and Pioneer Boulevards, Monday, August 19-Thursday, October 31

  • The rightmost traffic lane on this segment of Del Amo Boulevard will be closed for construction and improvements.
  • Work to be done includes removing trees; repairing concrete, curbs, gutters and sidewalks; and re-establishing landscaping and irrigation.
  • Increased traffic and congestion should be expected during this time.
  • Please call the Department of Public Works at (562) 916-1220 with any questions.

City introduces new annual parking permit placard (PDF)

Residents advised that current annual parking permits remain valid until further notice

  • The City is in the process of migrating its current parking permit system to an online solution that will be more convenient and efficient.
  • Residents will be notified when the City's new internet-based parking system is available for renewing their annual parking permit(s).
  • If you have any questions regarding your current permit, please contact the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.

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.

City of Cerritos Operation Night Light (PDF)

Cerritos Sheriff's Station Crime Alert regarding false street closures (PDF)

New Community Safety Counter days of operation effective Aug. 1; weekend parking permit to cover Saturday and Sunday

Changes Made to City Wide Pride Program – Nominate a Property

Article: California crime on the rise

L.A. County Sheriff's Department Now Hiring (PDF)

Weekly Crime Summary (PDF)

Burglary prevention (Video)

Prevent a residential burglary

Prevent the theft of third-row seats (PDF)

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Alert LA County: add your cell phone number, VOIP phone number and e-mail address to the Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System

West Nile Virus Information

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U.S. Government Recalls Website

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