Over the past few years, we’ve heard a growing number of residents complain about illegal fireworks disrupting local neighborhoods, scaring pets, and creating safety concerns – not just on July 4th, but often on many occasions. other public holidays (and not public holidays). ) also. And the police couldn’t do much or nothing to fix the problem, unless they could catch someone detonating the illegal explosives (which is rare). But today there is good news for those who would like to help stem the tide of unauthorized big bangs. From Wednesday December 1 through Tuesday February 1, 2022 (a period that includes New Years Eve – possibly the second biggest fireworks party of the year), LAPD’s communications division will launch an online fireworks test reporting system. According to the LAPD Communications Division:
Under the direction of the Town Hall, the Information Technology Agency (ITA) and the [Los Angeles Police] The ministry will provide a system for the public to report illegal fireworks through a direct link to the website.
The service will start on Wednesday December 21, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. and end on Tuesday February 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. The online option will be posted through the ministry’s social media websites, automated call distribution records for 9-1-1, (877) ASK-LAPD and other queues of non-urgent calls in English and Spanish, and other outlets.
Community members can report ongoing illegal fireworks activity to:
So be sure to bookmark the link and keep it handy for the holidays ahead. We’re pretty sure you’ll get a chance to use it.