LADOT traffic officers enforce all parking laws in the California Vehicle Code and Los Angeles Municipal Code. Traffic officers are deployed 24/7 and patrol the city in shifts throughout the day to address the problem of parking violators and respond to constituent complaints of parking violations. Last year, traffic officers issued about 2.3 million citations.
In addition to citation issuance, traffic officers perform a wide variety of duties. Officers respond 24/7 to requests for traffic control assistance from LAPD and LAFD to help manage traffic at major emergencies, signal outages, and large-scale public demonstrations. Annually, traffic officers provide traffic control services at over 6,000 Special Events throughout the City at venues such as; the Los Angeles Coliseum, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, Hollywood Bowl, Greek theater, and the LA Marathon. Traffic officers address over 138,000 abandoned vehicle complaints and recover over 4,000 stolen vehicles annually. In addition to these activities, officers respond to requests for service from residents and enforce violations that helps maintain Public Safety.