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News Release

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Media Relations

Tagger-Probation Task Force NA10025kr

What:    
Task Force

When:    
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
5 a.m.

Where:   
LAPD’s West Valley Area Police Station (Briefing)
19020 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335
(The actual operation will be occurring within Council District 3, the West side of West Valley Division)

Who:     
Councilmember Dennis Zine, District 3
West Valley Gang Impact Team (GIT)
Los Angles County Probation Department

Why:      
This Task Force is designed to target subjects who are on probation for graffiti related vandalism offenses.  Probation compliance checks will be conducted at locations within Council District 3 by two teams of West Valley Area GIT uniformed officers and detectives.  Each team will be accompanied by a Deputy Probation Officer.  Councilman Zine intends to participate in the operation. It is anticipated that the Task Force will be checking 10 to 15 locations.  

This is the second of two such operations funded by Councilman Zine's office.  The Media is invited to attend the briefing for this operation, which will be at 5 a.m. in the Community Room of West Valley Area Community Police Station, 19020 Vanowen Street, Reseda, 91335.  

Questions can be directed to Lieutenant Tom Smart, Officer in Charge, West Valley Area GIT, at 818-374-7705.  For additional information, please call LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.