Videos: Inside Scoop with Public Safety

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You are invited to join Lakewood's Public Safety Department each month for a short video message of tips and updates from a member of Lakewood's public safety team, law enforcement or community partners.

Learn new information about the ways Lakewood promotes safety within the community and get to know the friendly faces of law enforcement, fire, and many more organizations dedicated to keeping you safe.

See the full library of public safety videos here.

Showcase of all Inside Scoop videos

Inside Scoop – Meet Lakewood Sheriff Station Captain Dan Holguin

There is a new Sheriff Captain in town! Join Lakewood’s Director of Public Safety Joshua Yordt for a get-to-know-you conversation with Lakewood Sheriff Station’s newest captain. Welcome Captain Holguin!

Inside Scoop - Illegal Fireworks Enforcement 2022

The City of Lakewood and Lakewood Sheriff’s Station partner each year to suppress illegal firework use. Join Lakewood’s Director of Public Safety, Joshua Yordt and Deputy Burgess for an inside look at illegal firework enforcement operations during July 1-4, 2022. Watch how deputy sheriffs and Lakewood’s Public Safety staff issued fifty citations and confiscated 327 pounds of unused illegal fireworks off Lakewood streets!

Inside Scoop – American Red Cross

People who are CPR- and First Aid-trained can save lives! Learn about the many programs the American Red Cross has to offer in this month’s edition of “Inside Scoop with Public Safety” with ARC’s Disaster Program Manager, Nedan Rambo.

Inside Scoop - New Year, Still Safe

With a New Year brings many New Year’s resolutions, but it’s important that we still practice safe habits! Watch this month’s edition of Inside Scoop with Public Safety with Deputy Sheriff Seth Burgess and Lakewood’s Public Safety Supervisor Cassidy Roman to remind us of some ways to stay safe in 2022.

Inside Scoop - National Impaired Driving Month


As more people are on the road during the holiday season traveling to and from celebrations and vacation destinations, impaired driving is a threat to everyone's safety.

Officer Christian Baldonado of the California Highway Patrol discusses National Driving Impaired Prevention Month and how you can help prevent impaired driving.

Inside Scoop - Holiday Shopping Safety


The holidays are here! This means trips to shopping centers and fun activities with friends and families. Join Deputy Allan Mata from the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station to learn holiday safety tips and what Lakewood does to keep shoppers safe.

Inside Scoop - Back to School

With Lakewood schools returning to campus, it’s important to spend time with your children reviewing the rules of the road and practicing a safe route to school. For back-to-school safety tips, watch this edition of Inside Scoop with Lakewood Deputy Sheriff Ariel Torres. 


Inside Scoop - Fireworks Enforcement 2021 Recap


Lakewood Public Safety Director Joshua Yordt and Deputy Sheriff Brandon Nunez discuss the steps the city took to combat illegal fireworks use this year…and the results.

While it remains frustrating how many residents risk danger to themselves and their neighbors by using skyrockets, explosives and other illegal fireworks, the City of Lakewood continues to take some of the most robust actions in the region to combat the problem.

This year, 75 citations for illegal fireworks use were written in Lakewood on July 4th – a record in recent years.

Inside Scoop: Click-it or Ticket and Child Safety Seats

It's hard to believe, but a percentage of our nation does not wear their seatbelt while driving.

How does law enforcement address this?

Watch this episode with Motor Deputy Emerson to find out.

Inside Scoop: Improving Neighborhood Quality of Life and Homeless Outreach

Join Deputy Chuck Nowotny for a CityTV video overview of the work he does in Lakewood neighborhoods. From navigating complex civil matters to providing outreach to persons experiencing homelessness to investigating fraudulent businesses, Deputy Nowotny works tirelessly to help keep Lakewood a safe and beautiful place to live, work and play. Watch the CityTV video to learn more, including how Deputy Nowotny recently assisted a homeless veteran find housing and help.

Inside Scoop: Jennifer Schmid

Join Public Safety Program Coordinator, Jennifer Schmid, for a quick conversation on all the ways residents and community members can meet and engage with law enforcement and public safety officials. Learn more about Lakewood's Coffee with a Deputy program too! 

Inside Scoop: Fumigation Burglaries

Community Safety Specialists Cassidy Roman and Luis Carrion discuss fumigation burglaries. Are you considering have your home tented for termites soon? Watch this video first so you know how to protect your home. 

Inside Scoop: Holiday Home Burglary Prevention

Join Detective Gekas and SAO Deputy Nunez for a quick chat on how to prevent your home from being targeted by burglars this holiday season. We cover all the essentials you need to know in just five minutes!