Mary Khudanyan, Rosie Betanzos, Lisa Brewer, Carol Ries, Everett Littlefield, Alan Berta, Diana Silva, Aida Cerda
PSR Yolanda Arroyo (Communications), PSR Daniel Uzomah (Communications), Ashliy Veliz, Patricia Celaya
Welcome/Introductions 6:00 p.m.:
Co-chair Aida Certa introduced herself as did each member and attendee.
Approval of Minutes:
May Minutes were approved.
Police Service Representatives (PSR) Yolanda Arroyo and Daniel Uzomah from Communications Division Community Relations Unit (CRU) introduced themselves as the newest members of their unit. Communications Division, with call centers in both the Valley Areas and Downtown Los Angeles receives approximately 3.9 million calls per year. Roughly 45% of those calls are of a non-emergency nature. The goal of CRU is to educate the public on the proper use of 9-1-1 and keep the line open for emergencies. CRU is available to speak at public events for this purpose.
- 9-1-1 is to be used for the preservation of life, top prevent a crime, or for crimes in progress. Non-emergency requests for service can be made through 877-ASK-LAPD
- Calls can be made from both a landline and cellular telephone. However, calls from the landline will provide an exact address from which the call was made. Calls from a cellular telephone will only provide and approximate area from which the call was made.
- LAPD Communications Division is the first point of contact for calls made to 9-1-1 in the City of Los Angeles. Calls will be referred to the appropriate city entity or agency.
- Calls for fireworks on the 4th of July are non-emergency. If a resident believes it may be gunfire then call 9-1-1.
- CRU will be available to educate the public at National Night Out.
Captain’s Message: Captain Pratt provided a crime statistics update and advised that our numbers were low and that he has various units out there and is putting “cops on the dots.” By analyzing crime reports and focusing police resources on the areas where crimes repeatedly occur, we can effectively reduce the incidents of crime.
Sergeant Arellano provided an update on recent activity in the Senior Lead and Community Relations Offices
- The Department is requiring that each Division have at least 20 cadets to participate in the upcoming Cadet Academy on August 4, 2012. Northeast currently has 18 signed up.
- Cadets participated in this year’s Lummis Festival.
- The Eagle Rock Area will be having a fireworks show. Cadets are available for such events but are not to be used for clean-up.
- The Northeast Police Activities League Boxing Program is taking off and we are continuing to get more sign-ups.
- The Senior Lead Officers took over 50 sign-ups for E-Policing at this year’s Sunset Jubilee in May.
- SLO and CRO Officers are working patrol days and all events due to the Division being short staffed.
- This year’s SLO Summit will be on Thursday, June 26, 2012 at the Greek Theater. There will be presentations on the Boxing Program and K-9.
- Summer Night Lights begins July 7, 2012 and will have events at Highland Park, Glassell Park and Cypress Park. Start times are at 6pm.
- Officer Appreciation Day was a great day at Northeast; Thank you to BLEND.
- On Thursday, July 5, 2012 Northeast will have a retirement luncheon for Lieutenant Steve Flores for his 35+ years of service. The luncheon will go from 1100-1400 hours.
- Thanks to all those that got the word out for the June Civilian Police Academy.
- The request to get Wi-Fi in the station was denied.
Aida Cerda gave a brief update on the Social Media and Fund-raising Initiatives.
- Alan Berta has made the Social Media license plates
- The new goal for the Fund-Raising Initiative is to reach $65,000
- There is also a goal to increase membership
- The CPAB Breakfast was productive and there is more to come.
- The GRYD Program was awarded a grant to run for another 3 years.
Members turned in their acknowledgment that they received and understand the two-page summary of the updated by-laws