77th Street Area Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB)
General Monthly Meeting
January 9, 2014 meeting called to order at 7:10 PM
Ms. Wood welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Capt. Arcos introduced Council District 9 Field Deputy, Herb Wesson Jr.
Mr. Wesson provided information on tax preparation centers. February 1, 2014 there will be a seminar for college grant funding. He reminded everyone that the plastic bags are banned in the grocery stores and he gave us some reusable bags.
South Bureau Traffic: Officer Snowden provided updates traffic projects in the area. There was discussion on speeding drivers in the residential area. He explained that the speed bump program was discontinued. He explained how the engineers use street surveys to determine if a street needed a stop sign or traffic light to control the traffic flow. He explained how they are working with the schools to relieve the traffic problems at the drop off and pickup times. For parking issues he gave the DOT phone #(213) 485-4184
Capt. Arcos : He thanked everyone for volunteering during the holidays. Over 1100 pairs of shoes and 700 toys were given to children at the wonderland festival.
* He wants to have an Easter event for the children this year.
* The sprinkler system repairs will lead to a tree planting event in the station court yard this spring.
* 77th was 10th in overall crime reduction in the city for 2013. He attributes the results to community involved effort, the Station’s safety campaign and the officers’ hard work.
* Homicides Down 25% at 38 deaths for 2014.
* Cars A45, A49 and A73 had property crime increases
*A53: Officer Martin stated her area had a 8.4% overall crime reduction. She stated that technology has helped them to track crime patterns and develop strategy to solve the issues.
*A15: Officer Durant stated her area had a 10% decrease in property crime and 11% decrease in violent crimes. She gave an emotionally uplifting report on her visit to a shooting victim after his recovery. She told us about a domestic violent victim who literally is starting her life from scratch. She personally provided some clothes and toys to the family.
Ms. Wood told the board that she was very happy with their participation in all the activities they were asked to do in 2013.
Items of discussion: Calendar of station planned events; funding of the officer’s appreciation; the board sponsoring a needy family through the year; restarting our community safety information walk; setting goal strategies.
February meeting- Dr Souther will be the speaker
Meeting adjourned at 8:35PM