The Public Safety Department was established under the authority granted the City Manager under Section 2.08 of the Bellflower Municipal Code and by subsequent resolutions of the City Council of the City of Bellflower.
Under the direction of the director of public safety, the Public Safety Department is responsible for management of the City's public safety and community policing programs. These include Bellflower's law enforcement services contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and contracts for law enforcement support services, including patrol helicopter, animal control, district attorney, probation, crossing guard, and special legal services. In addition, the department manages the City's Neighborhood Watch, parking enforcement, and emergency management programs. The director manages the day-to-day operation of the Bellflower Sheriff's Substation and serves as the primary staff liaison to the Public Safety Commission and Public Safety Review Committee, with the department providing clerical and other staff support as required.
The mission of the Public Safety Department is to protect and serve the Bellflower community by providing timely, efficient and effective law enforcement and law enforcement support services.