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News Release

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Media Relations

21st Century Version of Neighborhood Watch Engages Communities in Fight Against Terrorism

WHAT:
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief William J. Bratton Unveils New Community-Based Counter Terrorism Program

WHEN:
Thursday, October 8, 2009
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
                           
WHERE:
Metropolitan Dispatch Center
100 North Los Angeles Street, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90012

WHO:
LAPD Chief William J. Bratton
LAPD Public Information Director Mary E. Grady

WHY:
On October 3, 2009, at the annual Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) meeting and in conjunction with the Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, LAPD Chief William J. Bratton unveiled the latest tool in the fight against Terrorism: iWATCH.

The program, says Bratton, “is the 21st century version of Neighborhood Watch.  iWATCH is designed to enable members of the public to help protect their communities by identifying and reporting suspicious behaviors and activities that have been known to be used by terrorists,” he continued.  “iWATCH is the next evolution in an integrated terrorism-prevention plan that works in conjunction with the Suspicious Activity Reporting process.”

To provide the media and the public with the latest information regarding crime statistics and our ongoing efforts to keep crime trends going in a downward direction.

CONTACT:
For further information contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.