Cypress, CA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Cypress is a city of approximately 48,000 residents, located in Orange County, California – near Anaheim, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Stanton, and Buena Park. Like its neighboring cities, Cypress has reported problems with street prostitution. To address the issue, the Cypress Police Department has conducted undercover prostitution operations, including at least three street-level reverse stings. One operation, conducted in conjunction with a larger narcotics investigation in the fall of 1992, placed female CPD officers undercover as decoys along Lincoln Avenue. As men attempted to solicit sex from the officers, they were apprehended. Twelve johns were arrested as a result.

Key Sources

State California
Type City
Population 47802
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