||Vol. XV, No. 3
77th STREET AREA BASIC CAR COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
Message from the Area Commanding Officer
February proved to be an exciting and successful month in 77th Street Area. Violent crime has continued to drop and we are currently at a remarkable 9.6% reduction of violent crime year-to-date compared to the 3.3% reduction we had at the beginning of February. In addition, property crime is down 14.5%. For that, I credit the strong community-police partnership cultivated here in 77th.
As promised, we started our first-ever, bi-monthly police station field trips for the elementary school children in 77th Street Area and everyone has delighted in the endeavor. The children have enjoyed touring the police station, seeing a police car up close, and meeting with many of our officers and civilian staff members. They’ve even met Deputy Chief Green and pulled him away from his busy schedule to entertain them!
In upcoming news, this month we are looking forward to the annual Read Across America. March 3rd, officers wearing Dr. Seuss hats will appear in classrooms across 77th to read to the children on what represents a very special day of the year ~ Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We are also celebrating the hard work of our cadet staff members (the most senior cadets) and three junior cadets who will enjoy a day of learning to surf in Huntington Beach. Generous donors have provided the surf lessons and a fun-filled day with locals. The kids are thrilled with the opportunity to do something they’ve never done.
As always, there are several ways you can invest in the safeguarding of your neighborhood. We welcome your involvement in solving crime, which you can do easily and anonymously, by sending cell phone text tips by texting the word “LAPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637). You can also call in your anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). 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 @LAPD77thSt and @7600SBroadway.
Finally, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is quickly approaching. Have fun and please remember to celebrate safely and responsibly!
ROBERT N. ARCOS, Captain
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
Clergy Council Meetings Every 4th Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Explorer Scout (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.
• 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