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News Release

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Media Relations

LAPD/Local Government Join Together for Safe Port Opening

"LAPD/Local Government Join Together for Safe Port Opening"


15th District Councilwoman Janice Hahn, LAPD, Port Police, CHP, LADOT

News conference to help facilitate safe opening of Port

LAPD Harbor Area Community Police Station, 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd., San Pedro

Wednesday, October 09, 2002, 5:00 PM

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department in partnership with Councilwoman Hahn, the Los Angeles Port Police, the California Highway Patrol, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation will hold a press conference at the Harbor Area Community Police Station to provide a public service announcement regarding the reopening of the Port and to request the assistance of the commercial truck drivers and the public in ensuring a smooth transition while facilitating the movement of cargo out of the Harbor Area.

It is anticipated that there may be a significant increase in commercial traffic in and around the Port area. In an effort to increase public awareness and address the fears and concerns of the community, the LAPD, Port Police, CHP and LADOT are reminding commercial driver’s that oversize vehicles should not be driven or parked in residential areas and are requesting strict adherence to the traffic laws.

For further information, contact Captain Julie Nelson, Commanding Officer, Harbor Community Police Station 310-548-7601.