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Office of the Chief


In addition to Chief Mark Matsuda, the Office of the Chief of Police is home to a police officer who serves as the Chief's Adjutant, the Chief's secretary, and the Community Affairs Section.

The Chief's secretary and adjutant are points of contact for the community to the Chief and his office. They assist the Chief by responding to many of the inquiries and requests that he receives. The Chief's adjutant also serves as the Department's Public Information Officer handling interviews, press releases, and other communication with the news media.

Community Affairs is comprised of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, a police officer and one services officer who are the Department's liaisons with the community. Some of the programs they coordinate are Neighborhood WatchPartners In Policing, and community safety training seminars.  Community Affairs also coordinates Vacation Security Checks and overall community outreach.  The Community Affairs Division offers lectures for community groups, businesses, schools, and local organizations.  The lecture topics range from crime prevention for adults and children, to Internet safety and workplace violence. Community Affairs schedules police officers to attend community functions throughout the City of Torrance and is responsible for public tours of the Police Facility.  The Community Affairs Division is involved with the South Bay Special Olympics, along with national events such as, Red Ribbon Week, Blue Ribbon Week, and National Night Out.