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  • 5130 North Clark Avenue, Lakewood, California 90712

  • Jail Phone: (562) 623-3500

  • Bail Bond Phone:

  • Parking is available at the Jail and on the streets surrounding the jail. 


Visiting Hours:

  • The Lakewood Sheriff’s station provides general and specialized community-oriented law enforcement services to over 270,000 residents in the contract cities of Artesia Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood and Paramount.

  • The Lakewood Station jail is a small and busy facility. This jail is usually overcrowded and men may are transferred in short order to the Inmate Reception Center at Twin Towers in downtown Los Angeles.

  • If the defendant is a woman, she will generally be transported in short order to the female-only Los Angeles County Lynwood Jail.

  • IMPORTANT: After about 24-48 hours, the arrestee/inmate will be transferred to another jail. This transfer usually leads to a longer time in Jail, resulting in anywhere from 12-24 hours as additional paperwork is conducted. To avoid the extra jail time, we always recommend that the bail bond process should be initiated as soon as possible, so the defendant can avoid the transfer process altogether.


  • Attorneys, clergymen and bail bondsmen are permitted to have face-to-face visits with arrestees/inmates; and, they may visit at any time for as long as they like.

Visiting Procedures:

  • Only visitors with a valid ID will be allowed to visit inmates at the La Verne Jail. Acceptable forms of ID include:

    • California Identification Card

    • Driver's License (any state)

    • U.S. Military Identification

    • Passport/Visa

    • Mexican Consulate Card

    • Permanent Resident Card

    • Valid School Identification Card or Birth Certificate (if visitor is a minor).

  • Officers at the Jail may deny visitation rights to anyone for any number of reasons.​​


Telephone Access & Mail:

  • During booking, the person being held in the Lakewood Jail may make three free telephone calls. Arrestees/Inmates may not receive calls or phoned-in messages, but once housed, inmates may make unlimited collect calls.

  • Unless the inmate is a trustee, they will not be housed at the Lakewood Jail for more than 48 hours, excluding holidays and weekends. Thus, you should avoid sending mail to an inmate at the La Verne Police Department Jail.


Personal Property:

  • Any time after arrest, an arrestee/inmate may authorize the release of his personal property to anyone unless that property has been entered into evidence. If property has been entered as evidence, it will not be available for release until after the criminal case is concluded.

How to Bail and Inmate Out of Jail: