(519) Exposition Park

Exposition Park  Building

Phone:

(519) 744-2273

Address:

700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90037

Hours:

Monday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

This facility does not provide copies of traffic collisions or sign off traffic violations. Request for those services can be directed to the Central Los Angeles CHP Area office.

​Situated approximately three miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Exposition Park is a 160-acre state park overseen by the California Natural Resources Agency and administrated by the Office of Exposition Park Management. In addition to open park grounds suitable for picnicking and friendly gatherings, several important institutions offer a variety of rich cultural and educational experiences to visitors and students. These include the California Science Center, California African American Museum, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Banc of California Stadium, Expo Center, and the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

The Exposition Park Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides essential police services to meet the park’s unique safety and law enforcement needs. Since 2014, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been contracted to provide management, leadership, training, and policy development for the DPS. This is accomplished by a small but dedicated cadre of CHP officers, sergeants, managers, and clerical staff from CHP’s Southern Division who work alongside the DPS officers 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

In addition to their work with the DPS, the CHP Exposition Park Unit coordinates the Department’s participation in a variety of special events that occur at Exposition Park and within the greater Los Angeles region. These include professional Major League Soccer games, collegiate and professional football games, music concerts, planned demonstrations and rallies, parades, and festivals. Events such as these provide important opportunities for the CHP to engage with its service population at major events and gatherings, develop meaningful working relationships with our law enforcement partners, and assume the full spectrum of law enforcement responsibilities as California’s premier state police agency.

COMMANDER'S MESSAGE

Suarez Captain

In January 2020, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Captain David Dashiell was appointed to serve as the Chief of Exposition Park Department of Public Safety (DPS), which is responsible for law enforcement and physical security on Exposition Park grounds. In this role, Captain Dashiell oversees all DPS personnel as well as a cadre of officers and sergeants from CHP’s Southern Division.

Captain Dashiell began his career with the CHP working road patrol at the Central Los Angeles Area office. He later worked in the San Francisco and Garberville (Humboldt County) field offices before accepting an administrative assignment at CHP Headquarters in Sacramento. There, he rose through the ranks working within the CHP’s Office of Internal Affairs and Office of Accreditation.

In 2017, Captain Dashiell returned to his adopted home town of Los Angeles and accepted a field assignment at the CHP Santa Fe Springs Area office, where he oversaw personnel and operations in one of the state’s busiest metropolitan areas. Since then, he has spent much of his time and energy focused on improving internal systems of accountability, developing sound organizational policies, and building a culture of learning and professional development among his people.

Captain Dashiell is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned an undergraduate degree in English. He is a veteran of the United States Naval Reserve and a member of the Anti-Defamation League Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.

 

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