A Park Ranger is a sworn peace officer under 830.31(b) P.C. who receives full basic police academy training upon hire. The Park Ranger Division is dedicated to ensuring that city parks are a safe and enjoyable place for public use. Park Rangers strive to meet the safety needs of the community through persistent efforts toward crime reduction and security, and by collaboration with law enforcement agencies to forge and improve community-police relationships.

Typical duties performed by Los Angeles City Park Rangers include:

  1. Patrolling Griffith Park and surrounding areas and responding to calls for assistance from the public, Department staff, or others
  2. Providing public assistance
  3. Enforcing park ordinances and educating patrons regarding park rules and regulations
  4. Providing emergency services (i.e., firefighting, search and rescue)
  5. Conducting nature hikes for school children
  6. Providing interpretive education programs at park facilities citywide
  7. Participation in specialized units such as the Equestrian Mounted Unit, the Bicycle Unit, and the Fire Suppression Unit

Park Rangers Dispatch (323) 644-6661. Rangers are deployed from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m, seven days a week.

Security Services Division (213) 978-4670. To contact LAPD (877) 275-5273. In an emergency dial 911.


Division Staff
Title Name
Chief Park Ranger Joe Losorelli
Operation Captain Patrick Joyce
Administration Captain Sharie Abajian