Downey, CA

Tactics Used

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

Downey is a city of about 110,000 residents located in southeast Los Angeles County.  The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office has engaged in large-scale joint stings/reverse stings that have included operations in Downey.  The first known reference to reverse stings in the city was from 1984.  Interviews with officers from the Los Angeles and National City police departments have mentioned Downey as a city in which reverse stings have been conducted.

Key Partners

  • Downey Police Department
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office
State California
Type City
Population 108109
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