Winter Shelter Program starts December 1st

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the opening of the 2018-2019 Winter Shelter Program.

Date: December 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. (times may vary)

Winter Shelter Hotline: 1-800-548-6047 (Available 24-hours, 7 days a week)

Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season. In addition to temporary emergency shelter, each program location provides access to supportive services and housing assistance. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority coordinates the Winter Shelter Program in partnership with the California National Guard, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles.

About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.

Click the link below for a list of shelter locations and transportation schedules:

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The Huntington Park Police Department receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14th, 2018
CONTACT: Lieutenant. N. Castelli 323-826-6614

The Huntington Park Police Department has been awarded a $70,000  grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities.

The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019).
• DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers – and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license – off the road.

• Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety.
• Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions.
• Checking for seat belt and child safety seat compliance.
• Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur.
• Speeding, red light and stop sign enforcement.
• Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders
• Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers.

In 2016, 3,623 people were killed in crashes across the state, a 7 percent increase from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian deaths, with 867 pedestrians killed on California roadways in 2016, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies like phones and drug-impaired driving, this grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these dangerous and illegal behaviors.

Chief of Police Cosme Lozano

“Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.”

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Fireworks Notification

Huntington Park Fireworks Notification

The City of Huntington Park’s Police Department will strictly enforce laws and fines:

  • $1,000 Fine for the Possession/Use of ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
  • $500 Fine for the inappropriate use of Safe & Sane Fireworks
  • No Fireworks allowed in City Parks, public property, or parking lots

Only Safe & Sane Fireworks are permitted on the 4th of July between 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. All Sane & Safe Fireworks MUST have the State Fire Marshal Seal.

To report the use or sale of illegal fireworks, please contact the Huntington Park Police Department at (323) 584-6254.

For additional information regarding this notification, please click on the “Fireworks” link below:

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HUNTINGTON PARK, CA — On June 17, 2018, Huntington Park Police Officers, in full-tactical gear, were assembled at the intersection of Florence Avenue and Pacific Boulevard, monitoring a large gathering of pedestrians and vehicles participating in an unruly spontaneous street celebration following the conclusion of the Mexico vs. Germany World Cup soccer match, in which Mexico secured a victory.

While officers were monitoring the increasingly hostile crowd a suspect in the crowd fired upon the officers with highly explosive mortar style fireworks.  Only due to evasive actions were the officers not struck by the projectiles.  The same suspect was also observed firing mortar style fireworks directly at a law enforcement helicopter.  The suspect – later identified as Jose Alberto Martinez, 36 years of age – was located by Huntington Park Police Officers shortly after the incident and was arrested on various felony charges.  The actions of the suspect were captured on cell phone video by spectators.  The video footage circulated on various social media platforms and also received local media coverage.

On June 22, 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed four counts of Penal Code 245(C) PC (Assault upon peace officer) and one count of Penal Code 18780 PC (use of destructive device and explosive to injure/destroy).  The suspect is currently housed at the Los Angeles County Jail and faces a maximum State Prison sentence of 27 years.

Newly Appointed Police Explorer

The Huntington Park Police Department would like to congratulate Edwin Cartin, Jr. who graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Police Explorer Academy yesterday. Great job Edwin and welcome to our HPPD family.


Pink Patch Project

On Friday, December 8, 2017, Detective Miguel Fuentes and K-9 Kaz presented a check in the amount of $4,252.76 to the City of Hope on behalf of the Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project in a collaborative effort with the Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association (LACPCA) and over 260 public agencies across the nation raised a total of $700,000.00 to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to fight against the disease. The Huntington Park Police Department would like to thank the Community and the Huntington Park Police Officers Association for the donations, dedication and hard work. A special thanks to Sergeant Abigail Valle for organizing and overseeing the project from the start.


Newly Appointed Police Explorers


The H.P.P.O.A. Would like to welcome our newest Police Explorers to the Huntington Park Police Department! Today eight new young leaders graduated from the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Police Explorer Academy, Class #99!

Order from first and last:

1. Ashley Torres
2. Jesus Marin
3. Luis Garcia
4. Jason Sanchez
5. Christopher Gonzalez
6. Humberto Rosas
7. Juan Gonzalez
8. Alexa Olmos

Congratulations on a job well done!


The Huntington Park Police Department is pleased to announce two newly appointed Police Explorers, Valerie Lopez and Ray Aranda. The department congratulates them for successfully completing and graduating the Explorer Academy hosted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Valerie Lopez, 16, attends Bell High School and joined the Huntington Park Police Department to “better herself and help her community.” Valerie wants to give back by becoming a registered nurse or a Police Officer. After graduating from high school, Valerie would like to attend a California State University. 

Ray Aranda, 14, attends Linda Marquez High School and joined the Huntington Park Police Department to “become a better citizen.” Ray aspires to become a Mechanical Engineer after graduating from college. Ray would like to attend the University of Southern California after graduating high school. 

General Plan


California state law requires every city and county to prepare a comprehensive, long-term plan to guide its future, known as the General Plan. The General Plan has been called the “blueprint for future development”, because it contains goals and policies necessary to guide public policy for future land uses.

The City of Huntington Pak is preparing a focused update to the City’s General Plan. All residents, business owners, and members of the community are invited to visit to learn more about the focused General Plan update process. Participate in shaping the vision for the future of Huntington Park!