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77th Street Community Newsletter
 
 
September 2014 Vol. XV, No. 9

77th STREET AREA BASIC CAR COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

Message from the Area Commanding Officer

Hello community members and friends,

My name is Cory Palka and I am thrilled to be the newest addition to the 77th Street Area leadership team!  While I have only been the Area Commanding Officer for a short time, I have already discovered a diverse and valuable community base that is immersed in a strong partnership with our 77th personnel.  I’m grateful for the support and I endeavor to continue to develop and expand this collaboration through our community and youth programs, social media, and regular contact with our officers and you, our valued community members.  I am passionate about relationship-based policing and I understand the importance of effective strategies to create real solutions for a safer place to live, work, and raise families.  I am excited to be in 77th and know that together we will accomplish great things!    

I arrived in 77th from Hollywood Area where I was the patrol Commanding Officer.  Prior to that, I was fortunate in my 28-year career to work a variety of assignments including patrol, vice, gangs, and supervisory assignments in many different divisions of the LAPD.  Through those unique experiences, I acquired a profound appreciation for the history and ingrained culture that unites Los Angeles.  I developed a greater awareness of the importance and magnitude of community-based policing and with that, my goal in 77th is to reduce crime and meet the needs of the community and officers.

I’m happy to report that we have experienced a slight reduction, .2%, in violent crime compared to this same time period last year.  Remarkably, property and part I crime rates have dropped dramatically at 14.5% and 10.1% respectively.  I will continue to work hard with our conscientious 77th officers to develop and establish strategies to further reduce crime rates.

In community news, on September 6, the World Special Federation presents the 2nd Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the Rita Walters Learning Complex.  The event begins at 9:30 am and includes a children’s taekwondo demonstration, drawing contest, bicycle safety presentation, and the featured event, 77th Street Area officers versus Southeast Area officers in a wheelchair basketball competition.  Go 77th!  Also in community news, please be aware of our neighborhood cleanup campaign.  77th officers are proudly working every weekend with Sunburst Youth Academy volunteers to clean up streets, alleys, and neighborhoods in 77th while changing young lives in a positive way.  Thank you Sunburst Youth Academy!    

To stay updated on 77th Street Area community events or crime information for your neighborhood, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lapd77thstreet or follow us on Twitter @LAPD2014 and @LAPD77thSt.

To all of you and your families, thank you for a warm welcome to 77th Street Area.  I look forward to working with you!



CORY PALKA, Captain
Commanding Officer
77th Street Community Police Station



2014 Annual Work Plan Goals

77th Street Area is strengthening the Community-Police Partnership by increasing the number of youth in the Area Juvenile Programs, increasing the number of volunteer opportunities, and promoting community participation in Block Club activities.

77th Street Area is working on maintaining and strengthening the Area Safe Park Programs by bringing recreational activities back to neighborhood parks.  The 77th Street Area Police Activities League is promoting leadership and team work through an “all kids shall play” sports and mentoring league.  Contact 77th Street Area Community Relations for more information (213) 485-4285.


Community Partnership Meetings

Community Police Advisory Board      Every 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm
Hispanic Outreach Meetings                Every 4th Friday, 7:00 pm
(Except October)
Clergy Council Meetings                     Every 4th Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(Except October)
Cadet Meeting                                    Every Thursday, 6:30 pm

Crime Tips
LOCK IT! HIDE IT! KEEP IT!
Don’t be victimized!

LOCK IT! – Always lock your vehicle.
HIDE IT! – Hide your valuable from plain sight.
KEEP IT! – Personal responsibility & prevention can safeguard your valuables from theft.

SAFETY TIPS
DO
•    Always lock your car!
•    Keep your windows rolled up.
•    Lock items in the trunk.
•    Park in well lit area.

DON’T
•    Leave items in plain view.
•    Leave engine running when you are away from the car.

Contact 77th Street Area Senior Lead Office for more information (213) 847-2817
 
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