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News Release

Friday, March 21, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in West Valley


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, March 26, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from the West Valley Area, Valley Traffic Division, and Valley Bureau Headquarters will focus on violent crime and community quality of life issues in an effort to reduce crime in the San Fernando Valley.

The target zone is the area bordered by Roscoe Boulevard on the north, White Oak Avenue on the east, Reseda Boulevard on the west and Sherman Way on the south.

The operations will commence at 8:00 a.m. and continue past midnight. There will be zero tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area. Recent past task force in other parts of the Valley have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations and vehicle impounds, and dozens of arrest. Other similar task forces to combat violent crime and improve the quality of life will be conducted in other parts of the Valley throughout the year.

For additional information contact Commander Michel Moore, Valley Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8303, Captain James Cansler, West Valley Area Commanding Officer, at 818-623-4006, or Captain Greg Meyer, Valley Traffic Division Commanding officer, at 818-756-8722.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.