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About the Compton Police Department

Known as the Hub City because of its location in nearly the exact geographical center of Los Angeles County, the City of Compton is one of the oldest cities in the county and the eighth to incorporate.  The territory was settled in 1867 by a band of 30 pioneering families, who were led to the area by Griffith Dickenson Compton.


The Compton Police Department lost three officers in the line of duty, one in 1962 and two in 1993. In 2000, amid a tremendous crime rate and department corruption, the Compton Police Department disbanded and police services are by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In 2004, a ballot measure to re-institute the Compton Police Department was overwhelming defeated.

Selected book by a Compton Police Department police officer.

FBI Undercover: The True Story of Special Agent Mandrake
Larry Wansley  More Info

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