Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)
Minutes of Meeting
February 6, 2014
Captain Edward Prokop and Gilbert Radillo, C-PAB Co-Chair, welcomed the community and members present. Meeting came to order at 12:15pm.
Adoption of Minuets:
For the month of January, the board was not able to vote due to Olga Ll not having the Minutes ready.
Introductions were made:
• Introduced community members, and business owners, stakeholders, non-profit representatives and Senior Lead Officer (SLO)
C-PAB Fiscal Year 2014 Goals
The goal is to help reduce crime within the Division – alley clean up
• Alley clean-up for Saturday February 15 at Vernon and Compton. Original site was changed due to the alley having already been clean. Was moved to this particular site. Participants will all meet at the restaurant La Carreta which will host this event by offering free tacos. (YUMMMY!)
• Youth C-PAB. Will look for ambassadors that are to represent schools, and local community centers. All students that are seeking to find positive roles models should be able to participate in this great endeavor.
• C-PAB Booster Event. Newton Officers Appreciation – we will all participate in taking the time to say ‘Hello’ to the officers before or after shift change. A collection of money is still being made to have some form of snack be available to the officers. We are happily accepting donations for the great event. Please see Olga about donating. The event will be on March 6 – with the shift change to take place. Saundra Bryant (C-PAB) member asked to have the meeting for C-PAB to take place at 1:30pm rather than 12:30pm. That way the members can stay and chat with the officers instead of going back to their job and coming back.
• Continue to increase membership. Please help us find exceptional new members to be active within the community. Bring a buddy to the meeting. Use the buddy system.
a. Increase new applicants to apply for membership;
b. Bring a buddy that would like to be active; and
c. Seek local business that want to invest in the community.
Biased-Based and Constitutional Policing:
Adopt a family.
Positive Feedback was given about how great the Newton Police Division was in handling local situations in the community.
All can be obtain at the web site.
Lock it and Hide it – Keep it campaign
LA Conservation Corps “Clean and Green Program” has jobs for the 14 through 18 years old that would like to have some work experience.
SAVE the date for All Peoples Community Center for the annual Health Fair 2014.
Lucile Roybal-Allard Student Art competition has awards for the best art.
Meeting will take place on March 6th at 1:30pm so that we can take the time to meet and greet the local officers.
JAMES TOWNSEND, Sergeant EDWARD J. PROKOP, Captain
Officer-in-charge Commanding Officer
Newton Community Relations Office Newton Area