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Thursday June 3rd, 2010 :: 11:22 a.m. PDT

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North Hollywood Community Newsletter

N o r t h H o l l y w o o d N e w s l e t t e r
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North Hollywood Captain’s Corner:
My experience as the Commanding Officer, North Hollywood Area has been exceptionally positive. I have found that the officers, detectives, and civilians that work under my command are a very motivated bunch, and they are eager to try something new. In recent months, I’ve written about our Crime Suppression Task Force (CSTF). This task force inundates areas most heavily affected by crimes, providing a strong police presence in the area. Along with the CSTF, we also have implemented an additional new program, the Police Assisted Surveillance Team (PAST). PAST is a community-driven program. Community members help identify problems and then, with the help of North Hollywood officers, observe “hot spot” locations in an attempt to stop crimes in progress. Although PAST is a new approach to crime fighting, it has already proven to be effective in addressing selected problems. As always, we could not do our job without you. You are our eyes and ears in our neighborhoods, and we rely upon you to participate in reducing crime. When you see suspicious activity, report it. If there is a Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, or Apartment Watch group in your neighborhood, please participate in it. If there isn’t, please consider forming one. These efforts, in which the community and police work together, are our best, most effective tool in fighting crime, and the impact these groups have on our neighborhoods is positive in many ways. For all your efforts in partnering with us to fight crime, I am extremely grateful. For more information on the Neighborhood Watch program or to start one in your neighborhood, please contact the Senior Lead Office, at (818) 755-7679.

Community Announcements
Nixle continues to be our big push this month in our efforts to combat crime. Nixle is a new, valuable communications tool, allowing the police to advise specific neighborhoods about crimes in progress, emerging crime trends, and even community events in real-time. Nixle is best described as a service similar to Twitter. It utilizes text messaging to communicate with the public, and has proven to be extremely effective in disseminating real-time information to
affected communities. Any interested party can sign up for Nixle at LAPDonline.org. Crime Briefing: Overall for this year to date Part I crimes, which are a combination of all violent and property crimes, were down one percent from last year. Violent crimes are down 12 percent this year to date. This reduction includes a 21 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, and a 28 percent reduction in rapes. Property crimes are up one percent, which includes a 12 percent increase in burglary/theft from motor vehicles. However, there was a 16 percent reduction in burglaries. Crime Prevention Tips You can help to reduce crime by simply removing your personal items from your vehicle, such as a laptop computer, I-Pod, purse, or a GPS system. Remember the slogan, “Lock it, Hide it, Keep it.” Please share this message with everyone you know. As the warmer weather approaches, we all tend to leave windows and sliding doors open at night to cool down. Please remember to secure your residence (all doors and windows) when leaving your house, even for a short errand or time period.

Community Events:

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Valerio/Tujunga Church of San Pablo Monday, June 14, 2010 7:00 pm

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Dehougne Street/Radford Avenue Pentecostal Church Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:00 pm

North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council Meeting Strathern Street Elementary 7939 St. Claire Avenue Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:00 pm
15A21 Meeting North Hollywood Area Police Station 11640 Burbank Boulevard Saturday, June 5, 2010 1:00 pm

North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council Meeting (Location to be determined by early June) Wednesday, June 23, 2010 6:30 pm

Cleon Neighborhood Watch Meeting 6633 Cleon Avenue Tuesday, June 8, 2010 1:00 pm Lankershim Business Watch Meeting 6650 Lankershim Boulevard Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:00 pm

Valley Village Neighborhood Watch Victory Elementary 6315 Radford Street Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7:00 pm

Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council Valley College 5800 Fulton Avenue Monday, June 7, 2010 7:00 pm

Mid Town North Hollywood Council Meeting East Valley High School 5525 Vineland Avenue Wednesday, June 9, 2010 6:30 pm

Valley Village Neighborhood Council Colfax Elementary School 11724 Addison Street, Valley Village Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:30 pm

Valley Village Neighborhood Watch Victory Elementary 6315 Radford Street Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council Meeting Toluca Elementary 4840 Cahuenga Boulevard Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Address/Location
LAPD - North Hollywood Area
11640 Burbank Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91601

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-755-7679

David Delgado
North Hollywood
27678@lapd.lacity.org
818-755-7679

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