Category Archives: LA Police Department (LAPD)

Outreach Committee photos at last night’s Community Perception of Law Enforcement meeting

From VNNC Outreach Committee chair Maria Skelton. “Outstanding event with the police department. Great question and answering with the police. Outstanding!”

        

Vision Zero Initiative Aims to Eradicate Fatalities Caused by Motor Vehicles

Vision Zero Initiative Aims to Eradicate Fatalities Caused by Motor Vehicles

Signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti on August 24, the Vision Zero Initiative aims to reduce the number of fatalities caused by motor vehicles by 20% by 2017 and to zero by the year 2025, and change the City of Los Angeles status of being the second in the nation for number of people that are killed by motor vehicles when walking. The Vision Zero Initiative has tasked both the Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Police Department to work with appropriate city departments to achieve the goal of eradicating motor vehicle-related fatalities in the City of Los Angeles by aligning available resources toward this end. All of our neighborhood Councils should see this as an opportunity to continue engaging with City Hall to help shape related policies and help identify neighborhoods heavily impacted by traffic collisions. For more information about Vision Zero please visit www.visionzero.lacity.org.

MAYOR GARCETTI, CHIEF BECK ANNOUNCE 746 GUNS TAKEN OFF THE STREET AT CITY GUN BUYBACK

MAYOR GARCETTI, CHIEF BECK ANNOUNCE 746 GUNS TAKEN OFF THE STREET AT CITY GUN BUYBACK

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced today that 746 firearms were taken off the street during the city’s Gun Buyback May 11th.

In total, 374 handguns, 200 rifles, 143 shotguns, and 29 assault weapons were collected at two locations.  A total of 14,442 guns have been taken off the street at ten Gun Buyback events since the program’s inception in 2009; of these, 47% were handguns, the guns most often used in firearm homicides.

“The Gun Buyback gives Angelenos the opportunity to help make our city safer by taking these guns off the street so they don’t fall into the hands of criminals or children,” said Mayor Garcetti.

An initiative of the Mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office, the Gun Buyback program also involves LAPD and victim advocacy organizations, faith-based groups, and other community organizations.

In exchange for surrendering weapons, participants in the Gun Buyback receive a Ralphs pre-paid card. The amount per firearm is dependent on its type, up to $200 for assault weapons as specified by the State of California, and up to $100 for handguns, rifles, and shotguns. The LAPD Gun Unit determines the type and classification of the firearm surrendered.

Today, Public Safety Town Hall Meeting w/ Councilwoman Nury Martinez

Today, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, the Councilwoman will be hosting a public safety town hall meeting at Van Nuys City Hall and it will take place in the Council Chambers. In attendance will be LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Valley Bureau Deputy Chief Bob Green and Van Nuys Division Captains Lilian Carranza and Andrew Neiman. It is an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts and concerns about how we can address increased crime in Van Nuys.

We encourage stakeholders in the Van Nuys area to attend this town hall meeting if there are issues that you want to address in your neighborhood in order to make our neighborhoods safe and improve the quality of life. Below are flyers for the event which you can distribute to your neighbors, friends and colleagues.

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Councilwoman Nury Martinez- Monday, May 11, 2015 Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, May 11, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, the Councilwoman will be hosting a public safety town hall meeting at Van Nuys City Hall and it will take place in the Council Chambers. In attendance will be LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Valley Bureau Deputy Chief Bob Green and Van Nuys Division Captains Lilian Carranza and Andrew Neiman. It is an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts and concerns about how we can address increased crime in Van Nuys.

We encourage stakeholders in the Van Nuys area to attend this town hall meeting if there are issues that you want to address in your neighborhood in order to make our neighborhoods safe and improve the quality of life. Below are flyers for the event which you can distribute to your neighbors, friends and colleagues.

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San Fernando Valley DART is a partnership between the LAPD and the Domestic Abuse Center.

San Fernando Valley Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) is a partnership between the LAPD and the Domestic Abuse Center.

Research has shown that when a trained domestic violence victim advocate can get to the domestic abuse victim as soon as the incident has occurred, this current trauma is less likely to become chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.

(Please See attached flyer)

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LACookout in Van Nuys, March 14, 2015 @ LAPD Van Nuys Station

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LAPD are hosting the LACookout in parts of the LA area and they invite the public to attend their local area at these dates below to receive LAPD information. The date for the event in Van Nuys will be March 14 at the Van Nuys Police Department, located at 6240 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401 LACookout Flyer_final

Community Input Regarding the Use of Body Worn Video Cameras by Los Angeles Police Officers

The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners as a part of community outreach regarding the impending use and deployment of Body Worn Video cameras by our officers is interested in your opinions and comments.

Please take a few minutes and respond to the below questions.

  1. When should officers turn the camera on and under what circumstances should they turn them off?
  1. Are there instances or locations where you believe recordings should not take place?
  1. How should the LAPD protect the privacy of those individuals who are recorded on video?
  1. Do you believe officers should be able to view the video prior to writing the necessary reports?
  1. Do you believe that Department supervisors should regularly review the video captured to ascertain opportunities for improved training?
  1. Any other comments you would like to provide and questions you believe the Police Commission should ask the LAPD as the development of the policy is reviewed.

**** Please submit your comments by Friday, January 16, 2015 to the following email address: 

Body-WornCameraSurvey@lapd.lacity.org

The Los Angeles Police Department is also conducting a separate survey on its lapdonline.org website.  If you would like to participate in that survey, please click on the link below.

 

Link to the Survey “Your Thoughts on LAPD use of Body Worn Video”

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LAPDBodyWornVideo

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to provide your input.

 

Very truly yours,

 

Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners

Steve Soboroff, President

Paula Madison, Vice-President

Sandra Figueroa-Villa, Commissioner

Kathleen C. Kim, Commissioner

Robert M. Saltzman, Commissioner

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