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    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Central Community Police Station, also known as Central Division, is responsible for all police operations in the downtown area of Los Angeles.

    The Area has a population of approximately 40,000 people and covers 4 1/2 square miles including the downtown communities of Chinatown, Little Tokyo, South Park, Central City East, Historic Core, Financial District, Artists Lofts, Olvera Street, Solano Canyon, South Park-Entertainment, the Toy District, The Jewelry District, The Convention Center, The Fashion District, and the Bunker Hill/historic core.

    The Central Area is under the jurisdiction of Central Bureau.

    For more information about the Central Community crime updates, and upcoming events, read the Central Community Newsletter.


    Those who are arrested in the jurisdiction of the Central Police Department will be transported to the Metro Detention Center, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The Metro jail is located in a separate building from the Central Station Police Department.

    There is no jail facility located at the Central Police Station.

    For information about persons arrested, the public can call 213-356-3446.  Arrestees who remain in custody after arraignment are remanded to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The general public can obtain information on inmates who are in custody at any of the jails operated by either the Los Angeles Police Department or the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Alternatively, you can speak directly with a bail bondsman for Central Division arrestee information at 888-BAIL-BOND (1-888-224-5266).


    The following list the "drop-in" substations for the Central Area of the Los Angeles Police Department. There are no jails located at these sites. These locations were established to better serve the community by providing easier access to police services in the local neighborhoods.

    Chinatown Substation
    M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    S-S 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Serving the Chinatown area of Los Angeles. On-site Chinese translators are available during operating hours.

    Arco Plaza Drop-In Center
    M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Serving the Financial District of Los Angeles.

    Little Tokyo Drop-In Center
    Mon-Sun 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Serving the Little Tokyo Area of Central. On-site Japanese translators are available during operating hours.


    We have many years of experience in the bail bonds industry and understand the Los Angeles jail system. We’ll take the time to look at all of your options and will walk you through every step of the bail bond process.

    For further information on bail bonds for the Central Station, call us toll-free at 888-224-5266, (888) BAIL BOND.

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    Central Station Police Department

    251 E. 6th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
    213-485-3294 Voice
    213-485-9819 TDD/TTY