An emergency is a life-threatening situation, fire or crime in progress, or serious crime that has just occurred. For other situations, use the numbers below.
For general non-emergency City services (graffiti removal, etc.), call 311.
If you see or are the victim of a crime, it is extremely important that you report it to the LAPD. They can't dedicate more resources to our area if they don't know what's going on. You can file a report on the phone or in person—or you can use one of the anonymous tip lines at right.
Police divisions like West LA are divided into basic car areas (patrol zones). You can see the four basic cars that cover our area on our Mapping SORO page. Each basic car area has a Senior Lead Officer who is the primary community point of contact.
Non-emergency crime reports and general questions: 877-275-5273 (877-ASK-LAPD) • LAPDOnline.org
Covers most of SORO.
Covers south of the 10 Freeway and west of National.
Covers the southeast corner of SORO, east of La Cienega Ave.
SORO is covered by three fire stations: 58, 92, and 43, all part of Batillion 18. You can see a map of their primary coverage areas at our Mapping SORO page, although LAFD resources are deployed wherever needed.
Call 911 if you see a crime being committed or an individual with a weapon.
For teens gathering during school hours or suspicious individuals within a block of the school, call in the following order:
After school hours, contact 311 or call the LA School Police Department: 213-625-6631