Community Police Advisory Board
Larry Stearn John Manning Dennis Dishaw
Dave Brown Tom Williams Nishan Darakdjian
Ira Kaplan Erik Ingerbrigisen Carol Jensen
Mike Dobry Chris Greene Bud Mauro
Jim Dellinger Cpt Kris Pitcher Cpt. Robert Marino
Lt. Tim Torsney Sgt. Jose Torres Ofc. Janine Angeles
Ofc. Dario Del Core Ofc. Ryan Caplette Ofc. John Parker
Beverly Adler Lorraine New Josh Jordahl
Carlos Sandoval Feiman Ayelet Gary Fordyce
Frejeanne Scott Greg Baker Jerry Volkenant
Donna Smith Helen Davis Louis Stepter
Laura Kelly Erica De Smith Howard Jensen
Tony Pasano Mike Panman Shirley Ellis
Meeting was called to order at 1845 hrs by Cpt. Pitcher. He announced this meeting would in conjunction with the SLO Summit where representatives from each basic car would be present to discuss issues in their areas in the presence of CPAB.
Note: This attendance roster does not include those community members invited to the SLO summit.
Presentation of colors by Devonshire Cadets.
Remembrance of former CPAB member Richard “RJ” Jones by Officer/Chaplain Ryan Caplette.
Senior Lead Officers Janine Angeles and John Parker made a presentation on social media and the different outlets that Devonshire Area uses such as Nixle, Facebook, etc. They encouraged the existing neighborhood watch program and the use of social media programs. They advised there will be no more phone tree and no contact will result in solicitation.
They reviewed the crime mapping for last month and explained the trends and preventative measures. Capt. Pitcher explained we are experiencing a five year crime reduction in Devonshire due to the hard work of the officers and detectives. Questions were asked in regards to crime mapping and social media, and were addressed by the police representatives.
Larry Stearn, CPAB Co-chair, explained what CPAB is and what CPAB does. Capt. Pitcher explained the progress made in years past with CPAB projects including the front reception remodel and the foreclosure notification system. Capt. Pitcher also spoke about the 2015 Area Goals and how he wanted to see detectives work with CPAB to address the theft issues in the area.
Capt. Pitcher spoke of constitutional policing and how it is interwoven into what his officers do around the division. He and the other police representative explained how we conduct traffic stops and what is needed for detentions and arrests.
The Captains and other police representatives provided questions and answer sessions by the community members. Many questions were asked about community policing and specific neighborhood issues.
The Neighborhood Prosecutor from the City Attorney’s Office was also present and explained her role in partnership with community leaders and the LAPD. She welcomes problem location information so she may address them with possible vertical prosecution and other means.
The meeting continued with several divisional questions by the attendees, all of which were addressed by the police representatives.
With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 2010.