- Thursday March 20th, 2014 :: 08:00 p.m. PDT
Palmdale's 2014 Focus Neighborhood Survey Results #LASD
On Saturday, March 1st, 2014, a survey was completed for the 2014 Palmdale Focus Neighborhood Area. The selected area was Sierra Highway to 15th Street East and from Avenue P-8 to Palmdale Boulevard.
Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station and Community Oriented Policing (COPs) unit were joined by LASD Explorers, Palmdale Station Volunteers, employees from the City of Palmdale, and volunteers from the community.
A door to door survey was conducted of approximately 1500 residences (including single-family homes, multi-family homes, and apartments). Although each home was visited, not all homes were occupied at the time. Approximately 340 surveys were completed on the day of the survey by participating residents. Blank surveys were left at all residences where no one was home so they could be completed and returned to the Sheriff’s Station.
The results of the survey showed that the primary criminal concerns of the residents were narcotics and thefts; the primary nuisance concerns were run-down buildings and traffic. The majority of the surveyed residents requested the narcotics problem be addressed first in the area.
During the remainder of the year, the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station and the City of Palmdale will direct resources to work together with community members to address the concerns of the Focus Neighborhood.
On Thursday, March 20th, 2014, at 6:00pm a Town Hall Meeting was held at the Palmdale City Council Chambers to announce the results of the survey and to discuss the plans to improve the Focus Neighborhood. All residents of Palmdale were encouraged to attend and join in the information sharing.
Representatives from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station and the City of Palmdale were in attendance, as well as several residents from the Focus Neighborhood Area.
Near the end of the year, a Town Hall meeting will again be held to present the level of success in the Focus Neighborhood. The date and time of this meeting will be announced later.
If you live within the current Focus Neighborhood and have not completed a survey, please contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station to provide your input. In addition to answering the survey questions, please provide any specific information you may have regarding criminal activity in your area.
You can submit the information via phone, or email. Please provide your address so the information can be applied to the correct area within the Focus Neighborhood.
Call (661) 272-2549 and leave your responses in a voice message.
Or email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide your answers to the following questions:
How safe is it for you to walk in your neighborhood after dark?
Very Safe Safe Somewhat Safe Unsafe Very Unsafe
Please identify your primary concern regarding CRIMINAL activity in your immediate area:
Thefts Violent Crime Gangs Vandalism Narcotics
Please identify your primary concerns regarding Nuisance activity in your immediate area:
Traffic Transients Loud Parties Run Down Buildings Junk or Yard Cars
What problem would you want solved FIRST in your neighborhood?
Traffic Transients Loud Parties
Thefts Violent Crimes Gangs
Vandalism Narcotics Pan Handlers
Illegal Vendors Graffiti Stray Animals
Run Down Buildings Junk or Yard Cars
How satisfied are you with the service provided by the Sheriff’s Department
Very Satisfied Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfied
Deputy Eric Caplinger
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Palmdale Sheriff’s Station
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Report crime and suspicious activity to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at (661) 272-2400.
To report crime anonymously, contact "LA Crime Stoppers"
Via Phone: 800-222-TIPS (8477)
Via Text: text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637)
Via Internet: http://lacrimestoppers.org
LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
750 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550