In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Hollenbeck Area experienced an amazing annual double-digit reduction in Part I Crime through the efforts of its personnel and the involvement of the Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights and El Sereno communities. Cumulatively, over the last three years, there has been a 43% reduction in Part I crime.
The new year will offer its challenges; however, the leadership team has identified public safety-related areas and specific goals to further reduce Part I Crime and enhance the quality of life for all in 2012.
- Reduce property crime by 10% through the use of the patrol strategies (GTA car, HIDE techniques); and, CRO/SLO strategies (Lock it, Hide it, Keep it Program; Flyer Campaign).
- Partner with the regional Drug Enforcement Agency representatives to enhance the quality of the narcotics-related enforcement and arrests.
- Increase traffic citations by 10% through the deployment of the E-cars and enforcement by patrol and GED personnel.
- Improve Part I crime clearance rate to 20% from 17%.
- The Parole Compliance Unit (PCU) will vigilantly work with Hollenbeck detectives, Narcotics Enforcement Detail (NED) and the Gang Enforcement Detail (GED) to identify, monitor and track the parolees in Hollenbeck Area, and to develop a proactive strategy to provide the oversight required.
Youth will continue to be a high priority at Hollenbeck Area. The relationship with the various non-profit organizations allows us unprecedented access to youth programs. The overall goal is to seize the opportunity to mentor, develop, teach and coach the youth in Hollenbeck in the following ways:
- Establish a Youth Community Police Advisory Board.
- Produce a documentary focusing on childhood obesity and its negative impact on self-esteem.
- Establish a youth athletic program in the Ramona Gardens Housing Development.
Community involvement is a critical component and partner in the mission to impact crime and to create healthy neighborhoods.
- Establish a community/citizen police academy in Ramona Gardens (HACLA’s Community Safety Police).
- Coordinate a bi-annual community clean-up.
- Attend the local middle and high schools to discuss crime prevention.
Use social media to inform and educate the community.