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National Teen Driver Safety Week 

 National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 20-26, and the Torrance Police Department is asking parents and guardians to take the time to discuss with their teen the rules of the road intended to keep them safe...read more 

National School Bus Safety Week 

During National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25, The Torrance Department is supporting efforts across the state to make sure children are safe taking the bus to and from school...read more

Torrance Police Department Awarded Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant from OTS

The Torrance Police Department received a $175,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads...read more

Airplane Collision

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at approximately 12:03 PM, Torrance Police Officers along  with  the Torrance  Fire  Department  responded  to  the  25300  block  of  Crenshaw boulevard in regard to an airplane that collided into a building...read more

Suspect Identified in 46-Year-Old Murder of 11 Year Old Girl 

On November 23, 1972 (Thanksgiving Day), the Victim 11-year-old Terri Lynn Hollis left her home to go for a bike ride and never returned...read more

Press Conference: Suspect Identified in 46-Year-Old Murder of 11 Year Old Girl 

A press conference will be held at the Torrance Police Department in the downstairs Assembly Room regarding the identification of a suspect in the 46-year-old murder of Terri Lynn Hollis...read more

Think Two Steps Ahead: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

The Torrance Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies across the state to promote safe behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely...read more

Death Investigation

On  Friday,  August  30,  2019  at  approximately  6:57 AM,  Torrance  Police  Officers responded to the Torrance Beach  regarding a subject down in the sand...read more

DUI Checkpoint Results

On Friday, August 23, 2019 between 8:00 PM and 2:30 AM the following morning, the Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the 5400 block of Torrance Boulevard...read more

Planned DUI Checkpoint

On Friday, August 23, 2019 between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM the following morning, the Torrance Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location...read more

 DUI Checkpoint Results

On  Friday,  July  26,  2019 between  8:00  PM  and 2:30  AM the following morning, the Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint...read more

Strategic Planning Workshop

The Torrance Police Department is currently developing a Strategic Plan which will serve as the organization’s  roadmap for  the next  three years.   It  is  vital to  get  input from  our  community  so we can effectively identify and meet the needs of the residents....read more

Planned DUI Checkpoint

On Friday, July 26, 2019 between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM the  following  morning,  the  Torrance  Police  Department Traffic  Division will  conduct  a  DUI/Drivers  License checkpoint at an undisclosed location....read more

Theft Suspect Arrested

This past weekend, on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Torrance Police Patrol Officers responded to Sam’s Club located at 2601 Skypark regarding thefts from vehicles....read more

Nordstrom Robbery Arrests

On  Monday,  July  01, 2019,  at  about  3:45 PM,  Torrance Police Officers responded to the Nordstrom located at 21500 Hawthorne Boulevard regarding a robbery investigation....read more

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

On  Monday,  June  3,  2019,  at  approximately  2:56  P.M.,  Torrance Police  Officers  responded  to reports  of  shots  fired  at the  Del  Amo Fashion  Center  located  at  3525  Carson  Street  in  the  City  of Torrance...read more

 Motion Sensor Camera Alert Leads to 3 Arrests for Fumigation Burglary

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at approximately 1:47 AM Patrol Officers responded to a burglary occurring at an apartment complex being fumigated...read more

Celebrate the 4th Responsibly

The Torrance Police Department wishes everyone a safe 4th of July and holiday. To help keep the roadways safe during this celebration, the Torrance Police Department will have additional officers...read more

 Residential Burglary Arrest

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, during the afternoon hours, Officers responded to the 3200 block of Danaha Street for an attempt residential burglary investigation. The resident who was home at the time, took photos of a suspect and two possibly related vehicles...read more

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION  

On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 2:56 P.M., Torrance Police Officers responded to the Del Amo Fashion Center located at 3525 Carson Street in the City of Torrance regarding shots fired at the location...read more

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION  FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION

On May 2, 2019, at about 9:20 PM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the 23100 block of Ladeene Avenue regarding a report of gunshots fired in the area.  Upon arrival, Officers located a gunshot victim with non-life threatening injuries...read more

Major Traffic Collision

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, at approximately 1:47 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Calle Mayor....read more

Organized Retail Theft - Suspect Arrested

Torrance Police Community Lead Officers concluded a lengthy investigation into a sophisticated retail theft ring. For several months, Torrance Police worked alongside agents from CAL-ORCA (California Organized Retail Crime Association)...read more

High Visibility Enforcement

The Torrance Police Department has continued to increase efforts to address traffic safety concerns....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision 

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, at approximately 11:44 AM, Torrance Police Officers and Torrance Firefighters responded to the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Ocean Avenue regarding a single car traffic collision....read more

Police Officers Deliver Baby

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 7:43 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of Target located 3433 Sepulveda to assist the Torrance Fire Department responding to a woman going into labor in her vehicle....read more

Shooting Investigation

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Torrance Police Officers responded to the 23100 block of Ladeene Avenue for a report of shots fired....read more

Traffic Safety

The Torrance Community and Police Department were impacted by 4 fatal traffic collisions in the month of April ...read more

Fatal Hit & Run Traffic Collision

On Monday, April 29, 2019, at approximately 8:40 PM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the intersection of Del Amo Boulevard and Mariner Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian...read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, at approximately 9:35 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Kent Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle....read more

Critical Incident Community Briefing  Officer-Involved Shooting Video

The Torrance Police Department has reached a point in its investigation that video footage from a December 2018 officer-involved shooting has been released....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at approximately 9:34 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Rolling Hills Road regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, at approximately 8:41 PM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Hawthorne Boulevard....read more

60th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade

The City of Torrance is honored to pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces by hosting its 60th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade....read more

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Torrance Police Department will be partnering with other law enforcement agencies statewide to spread awareness about Distracted Driving....read more

Indecent Exposure

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at about 3:30 PM, the Torrance Police Department began investigating an indecent exposure incident that occurred at Lincoln Elementary School located at 2418 166th Street in the City of Torrance....read more

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

On April 3, 2019, The Torrance Police Department will conduct a bicycle and pedestrian safety operation intended to educate drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians about traffic safety....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at approximately 8:59 PM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the 2300 block of Del Amo Boulevard regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at approximately 6:11 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Crenshaw Boulevard and Maricopa Street regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian....read more

2019 St. Patrick's Day

This St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2019, the Torrance Police Department will have additional officers on patrol from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs...read more

Flat Tire Ruse Bank Suspects Arrested

Torrance Police Detectives investigated two separate cases that occurred in mid-February which involved victims being followed from banks, being distracted by a suspect who flattened their tire, and having their money stolen from their vehicle...read more

Environmental Review for the Urban Coyote Management Plan

On November 27, 2018, Torrance City Council authorized the City staff to undertake the environmental review necessary to consider an amendment to the Urban Coyote Management Plan which was established in 2016.  The amendment would include...read more

Don't Get Busted Super Bowl Sunday

The Torrance Police Department is encouraging all football fans to celebrate Super Bowl LIII responsibly by not driving impaired, or letting other fans get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t...read more

High Visibility Enforcement

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM, the Torrance Police Department conducted a scheduled HVE operation....read more

"See Something Say Something" Helps Identify Suspect in Illegal Dumping

Over the past few months, the Torrance Police Department and the Torrance Public Works Department have received numerous complaints about illegal dumping throughout the northern and central parts of the city....read more

Homicide Investigation Follow-Up

On Friday, January 4, 2019, at approximately 11:54 PM., Torrance Police Officers responded to Gable House Bowl located at 22501 Hawthorne Boulevard regarding shots fired at the location....read more

Homicide Investigation

On Friday, January 4, 2019, at approximately 11:54 p.m., Torrance Police Officers responded to Gable House Bowl located at 22501 Hawthorne Boulevard regarding shots fired at the location...read more

Major Traffic Collision

On Friday, December 28, 2018, at approximately 6:31 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and 180th Street regarding a major traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian...read more

DUI Checkpoint Results

On Thursday, December 20, 2018 between 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM the following morning, the Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the 5400 block of Torrance Boulevard...read more

Major Traffic Collision

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, at approximately 9:13 PM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Carlow Road and Calle Mayor regarding a major traffic collision involving two vehicles...read more

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on December 20, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m...read more

St. James Embezzlement Investigation

On December 14, 2018, officials from the Los Angeles Archdiocese met with Torrance Police Investigators to provide supplemental information and to pursue a formal investigation...read more

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING   FOLLOW-UP INVESTIGATION

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at approximately 8:00 PM, Patrol Officers were conducting a stolen vehicle investigation when an officer-involved shooting occurred in the Ralph’s Market parking lot located at 1770 Carson Street...read more

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This holiday season, the Torrance Police Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to get impaired drivers off roads...read more

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at approximately 8:00 PM, an officer-involved shooting occurred in the Ralph’s Market parking lot located at 1770 Carson Street....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On December 9th, 2018 at approximately 2:59 AM, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of 190th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance...read more

Tips for Safe Driving this Holiday Season

The Torrance Police Department would like to remind drivers to be safe during this busy Holiday Season. Please watch out for all bicyclists an pedestrians, and be mindful of the rainy days ahead...read more

 Sexual Assault Arrest

On Monday, December 3, 2018, Torrance Police Detectives responded to South Torrance High School to investigate a 2012 sexual assault incident involving a teacher and a former student (who was a minor at the time)....read more

 Major Traffic Collision

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at approximately 2:04 PM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Crenshaw Boulevard and Skypark Drive regarding a major traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle....read more

 Major Traffic Collision

On Monday, November 5, 2018, at approximately 7:25 AM, Torrance Police Motors Officers responded to the area of 190th Street and Beryl Street regarding a major traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle....read more

Community Lead Officers ASSIST HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS & CLEAN-UP

On Monday, October 29, 2018, Torrance Police Community Lead Officers culminated a project at Osage Park and the 405 Freeway embankment that involved homeless outreach and extensive environmental clean-up.... read more

Honorary Swear In

On Tuesday evening, October 16, 2018, Torrance Police Chief Eve R. Irvine will swear in 7-year-old Drake Walker during the City Council Meeting as an Honorary Police Officer.... read more

Fatal Hit & Run Arrest

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at approximately 5:00 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and 227th Street after a passerby reported a bicyclist was down.... read more

Torrance Police Investigators Identify Commercial Burglars

Patrol Officers responded to a commercial burglary alarm at Paul’s Photo located at 23845 Hawthorne Boulevard and found the front door was smashed....read more

Death Investigation

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, during the afternoon hours, Torrance Police Officers responded to the 20700 block of Anza Avenue regarding a welfare check.  During their investigation, Officers unfortunately discovered a deceased male adult and a deceased female adult within the residence....read more

DUI Checkpoint Results

On Friday, September 28, 2018 between 8:00 PM and 2:30 AM the following morning, the Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the 5400 block of Torrance Boulevard... read more

High Visibility Enforcement

The Torrance Police Department has received several reports of traffic concerns in school zones.  In response, several motor officers have devoted their time by balancing traffic enforcement and educating the community....read more

Pet Adoption Results

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM, the Torrance Police Department and Animal Control partnered with “Gone to the Dogs Rescue” and the “Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control” to host a a pet adoption....read more

Coyote Management & Response

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at approximately 8:27 AM, a Torrance Police Crossing Guard reported a coyote in the area of Torrance Boulevard and Anza Avenue....read more

Death Investigation

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at approximately 10:10 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Del Amo Boulevard and Maple Avenue regarding a subject down on the railroad tracks....read more

Vehicle Theft Investigation

On Sunday evening, September 16, 2018, the owner of a 1997 GMC work truck parked his vehicle in the 4400 block of Torrance Boulevard....read more

High Visibility Enforcement

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, the Torrance Police Department conducted a scheduled HVE operation on Del Amo Boulevard between Hawthorne Boulevard and Western Avenue....read more

Fatal Hit & Run Investigation

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at approximately 5:00 AM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and 227th Street after a passerby reported a bicyclist was down....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On September 16, 2018, at approximately 12:27 am, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision involving a pedestrian and motor vehicle at the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Artesia Boulevard....read more

Pet Adoption

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM, the Torrance Police Department will partner with “Gone to the Dogs Rescue” and the “Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control” ....read more

High Visibility Enforcement

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, the Torrance Police Department conducted an HVE operation on Del Amo Boulevard between Hawthorne Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue....read more

DUI Checkpoint Results

On Friday, August 24, 2018 between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM the following morning, the Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the 3400 block of Torrance Boulevard...read more

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING Follow Up Information

On Monday, August 27, 2018, at approximately 4:55 PM, the armed suspect was apprehended in the 18700 block of Cordary Avenue by search teams comprised of SWAT, K9 and Patrol Officers....read more

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

On Monday, August 27, 2018, at approximately 1:06 PM, a suspect armed with a knife confronted Torrance Police Officers in 18800 block of Florwood Avenue which resulted in an officer-involved shooting....read more

Parents and Caretakers encouraged to exercise caution around schools August is Back to School Safety Month

As the summer vacation comes to an end and children get ready to head back to school, the Torrance Police Department is joining the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and local school districts to remind parents and caretakers to exercise caution around schools....read more

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 24, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m...read more

This Labor Day, and Every Day:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

As we enter the final stretch of summer spending time at the pool or barbequing with friends and family, the Torrance Police Department...read more

High Visibility Enforcement

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM, the Torrance Police Department conducted an HVE operation at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway...read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On August 11, 2018 at approximately 2:13 AM, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Madison Street....read more

Spirit Ride

On Friday, August 24, 2018, members of the Torrance Police Department will attend a ceremony at Wilson Park (located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard) to honor first responders who have lost their lives helping others on roadways... read more

National Night Out

On Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018, over 70 officers from the Torrance Police Department will participate in “National Night Out.”....read more

“See Something, Say Something”  Leads to Robbery Arrests

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, at about 6:30 PM, Torrance Police Officers responded to the Starbucks located at 3931 Artesia Boulevard regarding a robbery investigation....read more

 Four Suspects in Custody for Murder

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at approximately 11:38 p.m., Torrance Police Officers responded to the parking lot of Home Depot located at 24451 Crenshaw Boulevard regarding shots fired.....read more

7-Eleven Robber Arrested

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at about 4:30 AM, Torrance Police Patrol Officers arrested an individual suspected of robbing multiple 7-Eleven convenience stores in the area.....read more

High Visibility Enforcement

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the Torrance Police Department conducted an HVE operation on Palos Verdes Boulevard between Sepulveda Boulevard and the southern city limit.....read more

Body Worn Cameras

The Torrance Police Department has now incorporated the use of a Mobile Video Audio Recording System.  After several months of testing and evaluation, the Torrance Police Department has begun implementing this technology....read more

Torrance Patrol Officers Arrest a Subject with a “Molotov Cocktail”

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at approximately 11:12 p.m., patrol officers contacted a subject on a bicycle for traffic violations in the area of 186th Street and Burin Avenue....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision June 8, 2018

On June 7, 2018, at approximately 12:11 pm, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury solo vehicle traffic collision involving a motorcyclist on Prairie Avenue, north of Artesia Boulevard...read more

Officer Involved Shooting

On June 1, 2018, at approximately 8:47 a.m., Torrance Police Officers responded to a service call involving a subject brandishing a knife in the area of Planet Fitness located at 20040 Hawthorne Boulevard in the City of Torrance.....read more

Torrance Unified School District  Cameras Help Locate Burglar

On May 20, 2018, at approximately 11:37 p.m., Torrance Police Officers responded to the 3500 block of 185th Street after a resident reported a suspicious person looking into parked vehicles with a flashlight.....read more

Motorcycle Thieves Apprehended

Torrance Police Patrol Officers arrested three individuals suspected of working in concert while committing vehicle theft.....read more

Package Thieves Apprehended

After several months, Torrance Police Detectives completed an in-depth follow-up investigation on two individuals suspected of stealing packages from doorsteps. Commonly referred to as “Porch Pirates”, investigators initially traced these suspects to a theft from a vehicle back in December of 2017.....read more

High Visibility Enforcement  19% Decrease in Traffic Collisions YTD

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the Torrance Police Department conducted an HVE operation on Madison Street between Skypark Drive and Lomita Boulevard. .....read more

Attempt Murder Suspects Arrested

On April 27, 2018, Torrance Police Detectives completed their attempt murder investigation and submitted their findings to the District Attorney’s Office for felony filings.....read more

Bicycle Thieves

The Torrance Police Department noticed a spike in bicycle thefts in the northern and western portions of the City between January and March of this year.....read more

TEN YEARS OF HANDS-FREE LAW:  CHALLENGES REMAIN

Drivers are using their cell phones less often while driving, 10 years after “hands-free” became the law, but distracted driving....read more

Distracted Driving

On April 25, 2018, at 12:22 a.m., officers responded to a major traffic collision in the 3700 block of 190th Street. The preliminary investigation revealed the driver ....read more

Traffic Collision

On April 17, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue......read more

SAFETY BELT  AWARENESS

The Torrance Police Department encourages everyone of all ages to wear their safety belts while traveling......read more

Commercial Burglary Case Filed

On Sunday, April 1, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to “Junk King” located at 2908 Oregon Court after the business owner was alerted that someone was in the closed business......read more

 High Visibility Enforcement

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., the Torrance Police Department conducted an HVE operation on Western Avenue between 190th Street and Carson Street. “Accident Hot Spots” and other traffic concerns were the focus.....read more

59th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade

The City of Torrance is honored to pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces by hosting its 59th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration & Parade – the City’s longest standing tradition.  The celebration will begin Friday, May 18, 2018 until Sunday, May 20, 2018....read more

DUI Checkpoint Results

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on April 13, 2018, in the eastbound lanes of the 4300 block of Pacific Coast Highway between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m....read more

“See Something, Say Something” Leads to Apprehension

On March 29, 2018, at approximately 10:35 a.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of 236th Street in the City of Torrance after a neighbor reported suspicious activity.  Officers discovered a victim had interrupted a subject burglarizing their residence....read more

High Visibility Enforcement

After assisting other agencies in a regional approach to traffic safety, the Torrance Police Department resumed HVE operations within the city ....read more

Auto Thief Arrested

On March 26, 2018, at approximately 1:22 a.m., patrol officers were conducting routine patrol in the area of Felbar Avenue and 187th Street....read more

Major Traffic Collision Incident # 180011308 March 13, 2018

On March 12, 2018, at approximately 8:06 pm, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision in the 17900 block of northbound Hawthorne Boulevard...read more

This St. Patrick’s Day,  Don’t Rely on the Luck o’ the Irish: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. With a plethora of Irish immigrants—and many, many more St. Patrick’s Day well-wishers, the ......read more

 DUI Saturation Patrol Nets an Arrest

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on March 9, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.  High Visibility Enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving.....read more

DUI Enforcement Operation Planned this Weekend

Officers from the Torrance Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign....read more

 High Visibility Enforcement Results

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Torrance Police Department conducted a citywide HVE operation with the assistance of partnering agencies...read more

High Visibility Enforcement Planned February 21st

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, an HVE operation will be conducted CITYWIDE.  The Torrance Police Department will partner with other local agencies to solely focus on “hotspots” and areas of concern within the city limits.  Participating agencies include...read more

High Visibility Enforcement

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, an HVE operation was conducted at Pacific Coast Hwy and Hawthorne Boulevard between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  The majority of the violations centered around “IMPROPER CELLPHONE USAGE”, “FAILURE TO OBEY SIGNS” and “UNSAFE SPEED.”....read more

Major Traffic Collision Incident

On February 16, 2018, at approximately 10:25 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Carson Street....read more

High Visibility Enforcement

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Torrance Police Department will conduct their 3rd HVE operation at the intersections of Prairie Avenue and Redondo Beach Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard and Artesia Boulevard....read more

Major Traffic Collision Incident

On February 12, 2018, at approximately 3:41 am, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision in the 3600 block of Emerald Street...read more

High Visibility Enforcement

In the City of Torrance, there were 230 more traffic collisions in 2017 than in 2016.  There has also been an unfortunate increase in collisions resulting in fatalities....read more

Paintball Shooters Identified &  Apprehended

Within 48 hours, Torrance Police Investigators identified and apprehended three individuals suspected of firing paintballs at innocent victims last Sunday evening.  Detectives spent numerous hours....read more

Two Additional “Bank Juggers”  Rearrested

Torrance Police Investigators remain diligent in identifying additional “Bank Juggers” who have preyed on surrounding communities.  Following up on investigative leads.....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On January 30, 2018 at approximately 7:49 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Anza Avenue.....read more

Don’t Fumble: Tackle Impaired Driving Before the Clock Start

Kickoff on America’s favorite past time is just about ready to start. For many football fans, when it’s time for Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan…and Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.....read more

Fatal Traffic Collision

On January 26, 2018, at approximately 9:22 pm, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision....read more

Robbery Arrests

On January 17, 2018, Torrance Police Department Investigators arrested five subjects all from Houston, Texas for charges ranging from robbery, conspiracy and vehicle burglary....read more

“See Something Say Something” Helps reunite a dog with its family

On January 11, 2018, during the early afternoon, a responsible resident reported suspicious activity in the 2900 block of Carson Street. Patrol Officers arrived and contacted Erik Ruiz Serratos inside a parked vehicle. ....read more

 

Death Investigation

On Monday, January 1, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Torrance Police officers responded to Crate & Barrel located 21710 Hawthorne Boulevard regarding a disruptive subject holding a knife and throwing items....read more

Major Injury Traffic Collision December 24, 2017

On December 24, 2017, at approximately 5:43 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision involving a motorcycle and vehicle on Hawthorne Boulevard and Emerald Street in the City of Torrance....read more

DUI Checkpoint Results

The Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on December 21, 2017, in the 5400 Block of Torrance Boulevard between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m...read more

Major Traffic Collision

On December 23, 2017, in the early morning hours, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of Anza Avenue and Lomita Blvd...read more

Major Traffic Collision 

On December 17, 2017, at approximately 6:23 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of Anza Avenue and Spencer Street....read more. 

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on December 21, 2017, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m....read more. 

DUI Saturation Patrol  Nets 2 Arrests

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on December 15, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.  High Visibility Enforcement efforts like ....read more. 

2 Week Statewide Winter Holiday DUI Campaign

This holiday season, The Torrance Department will work around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired drivers....read more. 

Package Thief Apprehended

On Thursday, 07 December 2017, undercover Torrance Police Detectives resumed covert surveillance on a subject suspected of stealing packages....read more. 

DUI Enforcement Planned This Weekend

Officers from the Torrance Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers....read more.

Major Traffic Collision Incident #170059775

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 8:45 a.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision in the 4800 block of Sepulveda Boulevard....read more.

Fatal Traffic Collision  

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at about 10:28 a.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard....read more.

Torrance Police Department   Halloween DUI Deployment

Halloween is a time for making memories, not causing nightmares.  This Halloween, The Torrance Police Department is reminding Halloween partiers that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving....read more.

Major Traffic Collision

On October 23, 2017, at approximately 8:14 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to major traffic collision at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue.  ....read more.

Torrance Police Department Receives Grant For Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention

The Torrance Police Department has been awarded a $240,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts....read more.

Officer Involved Shooting

On October 14, 2017, at approximately 02:08 a.m., Torrance Police officers attempted a traffic stop on a reckless driver in a green Ford ranger suspected of DUI in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Hawthorne Boulevard ....read more.

Teen Safety Week

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.  To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, the Torrance Department ....read more.

Robbery Arrests

On Monday, October 2, 2017, at about 3 p.m., a male suspect entered Opus Bank located at 23600 Hawthorne Boulevard....read more.

Major Traffic Collision Incident

On October 06, 2017, at approximately 5:46 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision involving three vehicles on Prairie Avenue at 182nd Street....read more.

Suspected Vehicle Thief Arrested After Attempting to Flee

On Saturday night, September 16, 2017, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the area of Crenshaw Blvd and 182nd Street....read more.

 Torrance Police Department DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on September 8, 2017, in the 3400 block of Torrance Blvd between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m....read more.

"Back to School" Traffic Safety Reminders and Tips

As Torrance's children head back to school, the Torrance Police Department is reminding motorists to take extra precaution when traveling in school zones...read more.

Fatal Traffic Collision Hawthorne Blvd and Halison St

On August 28, 2017 at approximately 9:13 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision involving a motorcycle and passenger vehicle at...read more.

"See Something Say Something" Helps Police Catch Burglar

On August 25, 2017 at approximately 1:45 p.m., police responded to the 2600 block of 163rd St regarding suspicious activity. Upon arrival, they observed the suspect exiting the victim's residence...read more.

Injury Traffic Collision

On August 23, 2017, at 1:33 a.m., patrol officers discovered a major single car traffic collision at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Walnut Street. A 1984 gray BMW being driven by a lone occupant...read more.

Police Stop Commercial Burglary Suspects

On August 19, 2017, at approximately 1:50 a.m., patrol officers responded to Time Master Watch Repair located in the 3100 block of Artesia Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers observed a male subject...read more.

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Planned This Weekend

The Torrance Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on August 25, 2017, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. ...read more.

National Night Out 2017

On August 1, 2017, over 70 officers from the Torrance Police Department participated in "National Night Out". Department personnel visited 25 different locations throughout the city....read more.

 

Last Suspect Identified in the PCH/242nd St. Fatal Traffic Collision

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, officers of the Torrance Police Department arrested Zachary Leets, a 19 year old of Torrance, for Vehicular Manslaughter and associated charges....read more.

 

Woman Burglarized in 2011 Reunited with Stolen Property

On July 7, 2017, investigators from the Torrance Police Department posted on its Facebook page photographs obtained from a stolen camera in hopes to identify the victims....read more.

 

Fourth of July Reminder: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This Fourth of July, as friends and family travel to picnics and barbecues across the country, the Torrance Police Department, Sheriff Deputies and the California Highway Patrol will be out....read more.

 

Fatal Traffic Collision Incident 

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, at approximately 12:10a.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision at Van Ness Avenue and Torrance Boulevard....read more.

 

"Shoulder-Tap" and "Minor Decoy" Statistics for the Past 12 Months

Between June 2016 and June 2017, the Torrance Police Department has participated in several "Decoy Shoulder-Tap" and "Minor Decoy" operations within its city limits....read more.

 

4th of July

In celebration of our nation's independence, The City of Torrance will be hosting its second annual fireworks show July 4th, 2017 at 9 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center....read more.

 

Major Traffic Collision

On June 23, 2017 at approximately 10:16 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major traffic collision....read more.

 

Torrance Police Department Animal Control Hosting Vaccination Clinic

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., The Torrance Police Department Animal Control Unit is hosting a vaccination clinic for dogs and cats....read more.

 

Shoulder-Tap Decoy

The Torrance Police Department recently participated in a "Decoy Shoulder-Tap" operation on June 12th, 2017 within its city limits. During the operation....read more.

 

Fatal Traffic Collision 

On June 3, 2017 at approximately 11:53 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major two car accident....read more.