LAPM Research Services


On a limited basis, members can receive information related to the history of the LAPD from sources housed at the historical society. Service records (personnel files) of police officers are the property of the City of Los Angeles, and no information contained within these records is available at LAPM. Information relating to places, dates and the history of the LAPD is generally available from the research staff.

Digital Photographic Reproductions

Digital reproductions of more than 1000 images are available for non-commercial use. All images are black and white. 8×10 images are available for $25.00 each plus shipping and handling.

Simple research requests can be submitted to

For more involved research requests please contact the Museum at (323)344-9445.


An hourly fee of $75 will be charged for research conducted by LAPM staff. All research requests must be sent via e-mail. It will take a minimum of 5 business days to complete research requests.