DEIDOX: LAPD Officer Deon Joseph A Police Officer With a Purpose To Serve.

700 Club: LAPD officer Deon Joseph knows anything can happen on his patrol of Los Angeles' infamous Skid Row district, but he approaches each day with compassion for the people, determined to help make a difference.

Union Rescue Mission: LAPD Sergeant Deon Joseph looks tough in his uniform, but look closer and you'll see he has a heart for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. Ride along with Sgt. Joseph as he works to help men, women, and families escape the dangerous streets of Skid Row.

ABC Fusion: Officer Deon Joseph hands out flyers, hugs and hellos as he walks through one of the biggest homeless encampments in the U.S., the Los Angeles area known as Skid Row. Joseph, senior lead officer in the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division, has been walking this tough beat for 17 years.

AEI:  On November 12, 2015, AEI hosted a panel discussion on the challenges of and possible solutions to street homelessness. Long-time LAPD officer Deon Joseph discussed his experiences with Skid Row and what he believes we can do to best help the homeless. The opinions expressed here are his own, based on his experience, and may not reflect the views of the LAPD.

Liberty University: On November 4th, 2015, at Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students, the Sheriff of Skid Row, Deon Joseph, encouraged students to be a light in their world. Joseph spoke to students about removing “I’m just a…” from their mind and replacing it with “I am a child of God.” 

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  • With His Tough-Love Approach, Lapd Officer Deon Joseph Offers Hope While Reaching Out To Those On Skid Row THE FREE LIBRARY // 2007 read more
  • LAPD Officer Deon Joseph Scribe Skid Row // April 13, 2009 read more
  • Aiming to Show Inner-City Kids Success in Black and Brown: Skid Row SLO Deon Joseph LACP // August 27, 2009 read more
  • Mission hopes a fee will change skid row’s culture LA Times // March 15, 2011 read more
  • Lapd Deon Joseph Subject Of LAtimes’ Framework + Secret Millionaire On Skid Row View From a Loft // March 26, 2011 read more
  • Treasures of Los Angeles Honors One of LAPD’s Finest LACP Treasure Award // April 29, 2011 read more
  • Homeless vendors sell beer on the streets — and dodge police LA Times // September 6, 2012 read more
  • NASCAR Race Could Be Named for Skid Row Cop LADT News // May 17, 2013 read more
  • Lapd Officer Deon Joseph Is Committed To Helping Skid Row Residents // June 3, 2013 read more
  • Skid Row Cop: Downtown Is in a Mental Health State of Emergency DT News // June 30, 2014 read more
  • Skid Row Cop: Downtown Is in a Mental Health State of Emergency, By Deon Joseph OPED News // July 3, 2014 read more
  • Mental Health Issues on Skid Row and Beyond LA Sentinel Paper // July 24, 2014 read more
  • For LAPD Cop Working Skid Row, ‘There’s Always Hope’ NPR // October 14, 2014 read more
  • Deon Joseph Improving Police Word Press // October 20, 2014 read more
  • Being There: Skid Row Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph Angelus News // November 13, 2014 read more
  • An Interview With Senior Lead Officer Skid Row Cop Deon Joseph Heather King Blog Interview // November 16, 2014 read more
  • On Patrol With Skid Row’s ‘Angel Cop’ CNN // January 3, 2015 read more
  • Christian Faith of Deon Joseph Keeps Skid Row’s ‘Angel Cop’ Focused on His Mission Black Christian News Network One // February 4, 2015 read more