(519) Exposition Park

Exposition Park  Building


(213) 744-2273


700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90037


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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.


Suarez Captain

Captain Mariano "March" Santiago began his career with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) at the CHP Rancho Cucamonga Area office in 2008.  There, he worked road patrol until his assignment as the command's Public Information Officer in 2013.  Between 2014 and 2016, Captain Santiago was assigned to the Staff Services Unit within Inland Division and worked in several metropolitan CHP commands including San Bernardino, where he was part of the CHP's response to the San Bernardino terrorist attack on December 2, 2015.

In 2016, Captain Santiago was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the CHP Central Los Angeles Area, where he supervised CHP field officers in one of the busiest commands in the state during the time of civil unrest, as a result of the February 2016 Presidential Election.  In 2019, Captain Santiago was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and reported to the CHP Bakersfield Area where he managed the operations of the Bakersfield Communications Center.  Captain Santiago has since transferred to the East Los Angeles Area where he spent close to three years as a lieutenant and part of the Southern Division's Critical Incident Investigation Team.  On February 1, 2023, he officially promoted to the rank of Captain and assumed command as the Acting Chief of the Exposition Park Department of Public Safety.


"People come to Exposition Park with their families and friends to have fun, explore, and relax.  As the Acting Chief of the Exposition Park Department of Public Safety, it is my goal to ensure the public feel safe coming to the park, continue to build upon the relationship we have with our community partners, and collaborate with allied agency partners in line with our Mission to provide the Highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the public."  Captain Santiago 


Captain Santiago holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Filipino-American Law Enforcement Officers Association.


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