Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB)

The LAPD’s Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau is comprised of the Major Crimes Division and Emergency Services Division. Together, their mission is: to prevent terrorism by effectively sharing information aimed at disrupting terrorist’s operational capability and addressing the underlying causes associated with the motivational component; to protect the public and critical infrastructure by leveraging private sector resources and hardening targets; to pursue terrorists and those criminal enterprises that support them; and to prepare the citizenry and the city government for consequences associated with terrorist operations against the city.