(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 Adam Smith began his career with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as an officer at the CHP West Los Angeles Area office in 2000.  There, he worked road patrol and became a motorcycle patrol officer in 2003.  Captain Smith later transferred to the West Valley Area office where he became a certified motorcycle training officer and member of the CHP's Protective Services Detail, responsible for escorting the President and other dignitaries.  In 2013, Captain Smith became an investigator with the CHP's Southern Division Investigative Services Unit, Major Crimes Unit.

Captain Smith promoted to sergeant in 2016 and moved to the Marin Area in beautiful Marin County.  In 2017, he accepted a position at the Southern Division Exposition Park Unit and assisted with Exposition Park Department of Public Safety supervision and special event coordination.

In 2018, he promoted to lieutenant at the West Los Angeles Area and, one year later, was selected to build and manage the CHP's Southern Division Organized Retail Theft Task Force in Los Angeles.  Captain Smith transferred to the West Valley Area a few years later where he managed field operations.  During his time as a lieutenant, he was also part of the Southern Division Critical Incident Investigation Team.  Additionally, Captain Smith serves as a council member for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run and participates in numerous community events.

On January 31, 2024, Captain Smith promoted the rank of captain and assumed command as the Chief of Exposition Park Department of Public Safety in Los Angeles.

"I am truly honored to be a member of the CHP and serve the people of California on a daily basis.  I believe in building strong relationships between law enforcement and the communities we serve.  As the Chief of Exposition Park Department of Public Safety, it is my goal to provide a safe environment for everyone, build strong relationships with Park stakeholders and community members, and collaborate with allied agency partners.  I love Exposition Park and what it provides to the community and its visitors.  I am very excited to serve within the Park and am dedicated to providing the highest level of service to all."  Captain Smith


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