Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Police

    • Who is the Torrance Police Chief?

    • 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 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?

    • Does the Torrance Police Department issue restraining orders?

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

    • How do I retrieve my property from the Police Department?

    • What are the jurisdictional boundaries of the Torrance Police Department?

    • How many Police Officers does City of Torrance have?

    • How do I obtain a copy of a Police report?

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

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

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

    • Can solicitors solicit in the city of Torrance?

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

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

    • I observed a reckless driver, can I report them?

    • What should I do if I witness a collision?

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

    • 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?

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

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

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

    • What is a DUI cost recovery fee?

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

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

    • How do I contest a traffic citation?

    • How do I contest a parking citation?

    • What do I do if I lost my traffic citation?

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

    • How do I obtain a driver's license?

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

    • What happens to unclaimed property?

    • What forms of identification are acceptable to pick up property?

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

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

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

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

    • What are the Property room hours of operation?

    • How can I find out inmate information for LA County?

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

    • Is begging illegal in Torrance?

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

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

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

    • Can I drink alcoholic beverages on Torrance beach?

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

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

    • How can I obtain a restraining order?

    • Criminal Charges & Court Proceedings

    • How a Personnel Complaint is Handled

    • How to File a Written Complaint

    • How to Make a Complaint

    • How do I file a complaint (Citizen Complaints)?

    • How late are you open?

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

    • What are the crime statistics for the City of Torrance?

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

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