The Department of Public Safety (DPS) patrols Exposition Park and buildings within the Park. All DPS officers are authorized under the Penal Code sections 830.3 and 830.7 and have the same arrest authority as state and municipal police officers while on duty.
DPS’s goal is to provide timely and appropriate responses to any problems and needs within the Park. DPS provides a full range of related services, such as: emergency response; preventative patrol; initial investigation of observed, reported, or suspected crimes; enforcement of laws; follow-up and specialized criminal investigations; special event security; traffic enforcement activities; parking enforcement; and, Park escort of guests and employees of the Park.
The Department of Public Safety has a communications office (Dispatch) that is staffed by Dispatchers (communications operators) who are certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Dispatchers are the main line of communications between officers, supervisors, allied emergency response personnel (LAFD, LAPD, CHP), and all entities within Exposition Park. Officers are dispatched to incidents and calls for service from the communications office. Dispatchers also answer telephone inquiries and provide information to the general public, outside law enforcement agencies, and to Exposition Park entities.
Should you need assistance of a DPS officer or supervisor, or have any questions pertaining to incidents, events, or security issues in Exposition Park, please contact our Dispatch office at (213) 744-7412 or (213) 744-7414.
The Department of Public Safety strictly enforces all traffic laws of the State of California on Exposition Park property.
THE SPEED LIMIT ON INTERNAL STREETS OF EXPOSITION PARK IS 15 MILES PER HOUR. AUTHORIZED VEHICLES OPERATING ON STATE DRIVE AND KINSEY DRIVE SHOULD KEEP THEIR SPEED TO 5 MILES PER HOUR. THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE PARKING STRUCTURE AND ALL PARKING LOTS IS 10 MILES PER HOUR.
Violators may be subject to citation or arrest as authorized by law. Traffic citations issued by the Department of Public Safety are typically adjudicated through the Los Angeles Superior Court, Metropolitan Branch Court Traffic Division.
If you are issued a citation by the Department of Public Safety you may obtain additional information by contacting:
1945 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable visit to Exposition Park, guests should not purchase from unauthorized and outside vendors selling food and goods in the Park.
The dispensing of food from any wagon or pushcart located upon any sidewalk/street is prohibited on State property. A pushcart is defined as a hotdog cart, ice cream cart, or detached trailer hotdog or fruit cart. Violators are subject to a citation.
Sale of goods or non-food merchandise on sidewalks and streets is also prohibited on State property. This includes items in sellers hands, sold from tables, crates, or boxes. Violators may be subject to a citation or arrest for a violation of section 42.00(b) of the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code.