Security Operations Unit

Security Operations Unit

The Sheriff’s Department’s Security Operations Unit (SOU) is the central Workplace Violence & Threat Assessment management authority of the County of Los Angeles. The unit is staged by Sheriff’s Department law enforcement and professional personnel. The chief responsibilities and functions of the unit are to:

  • Monitor and address security issues throughout the County through the administration of the County’s security incident reporting, threat assessment, and building/physical security assessment programs.

  • Work with various levels of County management, law enforcement agencies, and other government offices to assess the workplace safety and security needs and issues involving County employees.

  • Work with County management to identify resources and develop solutions to County employee safety and security issues.

  • Develop and provide training to County employees in areas such as Workplace Violence, Field Safety and Active Shooter.