Maywood is a small city in southeast Los Angeles County, California. At , Maywood is the third-smallest incorporated city in Los Angeles County.
As of July 1, 2010, Maywood became the first municipality in California to dismantle its police department, lay off all city employees, except for the city manager, city attorney and elected officials, and contract with outside agencies for the provision of all municipal services, an unprecedented action among California cities." Maywood is now billing itself as the first American city to outsource all of its city services. The population was 27,395 at the 2010 census.