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News Release

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Media Relations

Police to Conduct Zero-Tolerance Task Force in Devonshire Area

"Police to Conduct Zero-Tolerance Task Force in Devonshire Area"


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from Devonshire Area, Valley Traffic Area and Valley Headquarters Bureau will focus on violent crime and community quality of life issues in an effort to reduce crime in the Devonshire Area of the San Fernando Valley.

Operations will commence at approximately 7:00 a.m., and will continue past midnight. The targeted area will be Nordhoff Street on the north, Roscoe Boulevard on the south, the San Diego Freeway on the west, and Van Nuys Boulevard on the east. There will be zero-tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area.

Recent task forces in other parts of the Valley have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations, vehicle impounds, and dozens of arrests. Other similar task forces to combat violent crime are scheduled to be conducted in other parts of the San Fernando Valley.

For further information, contact Commander Michel Moore, Commanding Officer of Operations Valley Bureau at 818-756-8303, Captain John Sherman, Commanding Officer of Devonshire Area at 818-756-8193, or Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer of Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8722.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.