South Los Angeles primarily serves the southernmost part of Los Angeles County and is the home of the Port of Los Angeles, which is the busiest container port in the United States. The South Los Angeles Area office services the communities of Torrance, Carson, Gardena, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Compton, Willowbrook and Long Beach. The South Los Angeles Area Office is home to several landmarks, like the Queen Mary, the Vincent Thomas Bridge, Cal State Long Beach, The Aquarium of the Pacific, The Long Beach Grand Prix and The Watts Towers among many more.The South Los Angeles Area strives to provide the highest level of Safety, Service and Security to the people in our community. Our vision is to create partnerships and build trust within the communities we serve.We encourage you to enjoy your time while you're visiting our Area, and remember, please don't drink or text while driving.
Captain Zizi first joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in 2000, fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a CHP Officer. Since that time, he progressed through the ranks, working details with increasing responsibility in five commands within Los Angeles County. Captain Zizi enjoyed being CHP’s county-wide Public Information Officer and temporary assignments to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department, and Inglewood Police Departments for assistance with crime suppression. He has extensive experience in community policing and at one point led a team of Community Oriented Public Safety (COPS) Officers. More recently, Captain Zizi served as Interim Assistant Chief for the Exposition Park Department of Public Safety, a small law enforcement agency tasked with providing safety and security to the millions of visitors who visit Exposition Park in Los Angeles.In April 2019, Captain Zizi was promoted to lead the California Highway Patrol’s Los Angeles Communications Center (LACC), based out of the Los Angeles Regional Transportation Management Center in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock). As the Commander of LACC, Captain Zizi oversees the following valuable programs extending throughout Los Angeles County: Patrol operations of Metro ExpressLanes; Screening, Training and Monitoring of over 300 Freeway Service Patrol tow truck operators; Managing the response to large traffic incidents from the CHP’s Traffic Management Center; Managing the local response to emergency incidents from the CHP’s Emergency Operations Center; Managing the hard working Public Safety Dispatchers and Operators on the dispatch floor, who answer hundreds of thousands of calls per month. On May 1, 2021, Captain Zizi transferred and became the commander of the South Los Angeles Area CHP office. Captain Zizi has attained Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management certificates from the California Police Officer's Standards and Training (POST), and the Department’s Command Course. He is a member of several associations including: Association of Inspector Generals, California National Emergency Numbers Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County, State Information Officers Council, and Women Leaders in Law Enforcement of Los Angeles County.