Bordering Los Angeles County, Los Alamitos is a small North Orange County City with nearly 12,000 people. The city…More celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010 with a year of events, including a carnival and parade. Los Alamitos has its own police department, and it contracts with the Orange County Fire Authority for its fire services. The city is home to the Los Alamitos Medical Center and the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.</p>
<p>The Los Alamitos Civic Center is located on Katella Avenue just off the 605 (San Gabriel) Freeway, before the intersection of the city's two main drags—Los Alamitos Boulevard and Katella Avenue. The city is served by a five-member City Council elected at large, with the position of mayor rotating annually. Elections are staggered every two years, and each council term is for four years. In Los Alamitos, the position of mayor is not a full-time position. The Los Alamitos city manager is the city's executive officer. Major city departments located at the civic center include the police, public works and recreation and community services departments.</p>
Los Alamitos Police Department 3201 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA90720 Los Alamitos Police Chief Todd Mattern has been leading the department since 2008 after serving nearly two decades with…More the force. The department has two divisions, including Support Services and Operations, which encompasses patrol, investigations and the reserve officers' program. The Los Amalitos Police Department is part of the West County SWAT team, a joint task force of officers from Cypress, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley and Westminster. The city of Los Alamitos has a relatively low crime rate, with property crimes vastly outnumbering serious crimes against people.