||Vol. XV, No. 11
77th STREET AREA BASIC CAR COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
Message from the Area Commanding Officer
As we progress through the last few months of 2014, the month of November evokes a warm appreciation for autumn and excited anticipation of the upcoming holiday festivities with family and friends. Particularly, with the Thanksgiving holiday, we are reminded of all for which we are grateful. In my short time in 77th, I’ve discovered a loyal community base who is always supportive of our mission to ensure a safe place to raise happy, healthy families and facilitate successful programs for our community’s youth. I am so very thankful for the unending support we receive daily from our devoted community friends and advocates in 77th Street Area. Our successful partnership exists because of your cooperation and assistance. It is an honor to serve this diverse and steadfast community. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, thank you!
We continue to work diligently in our efforts to reduce crime. Despite a 6% increase in violent crime, we’ve had a respectable 6.8% reduction in part I crime and an impressive 12.4% drop in property crime compared to this same time period last year. I will continue to deploy resources and utilize all available assets in an effort to control crime, especially violent crime, in all areas of 77th.
Please mark your calendars for the E. J. Jackson Foundation 32nd Annual Turkey Dinner Giveaway on Tuesday, November 25th. The event will take place at 3669 West Slauson Avenue and our officers will be there assisting event staff to ensure a good, safe day. For more information on the turkey giveaway, go to www.turkeygiveaway.org. In other community news, we are celebrating a cadet graduation on November 22nd. The five-month cadet academy provides academic and life skills to our dedicated new cadets and the result is a group of hard working, determined young people. Finally, please review the list of scheduled monthly Community Partnership Meetings. All are welcome.
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.
I wish you all a warm and festive Thanksgiving and I look forward to a safe and peaceful upcoming holiday season for you and your families.
CORY PALKA, Captain
77th Street Community Police Station
2013 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
CPAB Every 2nd Thursday, 7:00 pm
Hispanic Outreach Meetings Every 4th Friday, 7:00 pm
Clergy Council Meetings Every 4th Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Cadet Meetings (Youth Meeting) Every Thursday, 6:30 pm
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.
- Always lock your car!
- Keep your windows rolled up.
- Lock items in the trunk.
- Park in well lit area.
Contact 77th Street Area Senior Lead Office for more information (213) 847-2817
- Leave items in plain view.
- Leave engine running when you are away from the car.