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Frequently Asked Questions

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VISITOR INFORMATION  TPD PROCEDURES  LEGAL QUESTIONS  ARREST INFORMATION  PROPERTY INFORMATION  RECORDS/REPORTS INFORMATION  TRAFFIC/TICKETS INFORMATION  CRIME INFORMATION 

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VISITOR INFORMATION

I plan to visit Torrance. Where are the safe areas and hotels?

I'm moving to Torrance, Can you tell me the best place to look for a house or apartment?

What are the crime statistics for the City of Torrance?

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TPD PROCEDURES

I need information and don't know who to call?

How late are you open?

Who is the Torrance Police Chief?

How many Police Officers does City of Torrance have?

What are the jurisdictional boundaries of the Torrance Police Department?

How many Police Community Centers do you have? Where are they?

Does the Torrance Police Department or its officers call residents to ask for donations?

Can a Police Department speaker be requested for a local citizen group meeting or event?

Can a Civic or Youth group tour the Torrance Police station?

Can the Torrance Police Department do a vacation check on our house?

Does the Torrance Police Department offer a Ride-Along program?

How can I commend a Torrance Police Department Employee?

How do I file a complaint (Citizen Complaints)?

How to Make a Complaint

How to File a Written Complaint

How a Personnel Complaint is Handled

Criminal Charges & Court Proceedings

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LEGAL QUESTIONS

Can solicitors solicit in the city of Torrance?

Does the Torrance Police Department issue restraining orders?

How can I obtain a restraining order?

Is it legal to use my cellular phone while I'm driving?

Can I put after-market tinting on the windows of my vehicle?

Can I drink alcoholic beverages on Torrance beach?

Where can I find information on the City of Torrance Municipal Code?

I would like to hold a "Casino Night" theme fund-raiser. Where/how do I obtain the proper permit?

Where/How do I obtain a permit to carry a firearm?

Is begging illegal in Torrance?

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ARREST INFORMATION

How can I find out if someone is int the Torrance jail?

Where will a Torrance Police arrestee be sent after he/she goes to court?

How can I find out inmate information for LA County?

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PROPERTY INFORMATION

What are the Property room hours of operation?

How do I retrieve my property from the Police Department?

I turned in found property, when can I claim it?

How can I get my property that was taken for safekeeping?

How do I get property that was evidence from a court case?

If I'm unable to pick up my property, can I send someone to pick it up?

What forms of identification are acceptable to pick up property?

What happens to unclaimed property?

Is the process for retrieving firearms different from other type of property?

Where was my vehicle towed/impounded to?

My vehicle was impounded, how do I get it back?

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RECORDS/REPORTS INFORMATION

How do I obtain a copy of a Police report?

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TRAFFIC/TICKETS INFORMATION

How do I obtain a driver's license?

What happens if I refuse to sign a traffic ticket citation?

What do I do if I lost my traffic citation?

How do I contest a parking citation?

How do I contest a traffic citation?

Where can I get a "Fix-It-Ticket" signed off?

What do I do with my "Fix-It-Ticket" after it is signed off?

What is a DUI cost recovery fee?

Who do I call if I am aware of immediate traffic hazards?

Who do I call to report on-going traffic problems?

Who do I call if I see an abandoned vehicle (or one that hasn't moved for 72 hours)?

How long can a vehicle be parked on the street? What can I do if a vehicle has been parked and not moved for a long time?

What are the reporting requirements if I've been involved in a traffic collision?

What should I do if I witness a collision?

I observed a reckless driver, can I report them?

What are the top five (5) traffic violations that cause traffic collisions?

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CRIME INFORMATION

If I see something or someone suspicious, should I call the Police?

What should I do if I witness criminal activity of if I am the victim of a crime in Torrance?

When I call the Police, what information should I have ready to give them?

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VISITOR INFORMATION  TPD PROCEDURES  LEGAL QUESTIONS  ARREST INFORMATION  PROPERTY INFORMATION  RECORDS/REPORTS INFORMATION  TRAFFIC/TICKETS INFORMATION  CRIME INFORMATION  

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