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News Release

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Media Relations

Zero-Tolerance Crime Task Force in North Hollywood Area

Los Angeles: On Friday, November 15, 2002, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from North Hollywood 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 Devonshire Area.

The target zone is the area bordered by the Golden State Freeway on the north, Oxnard Street on the south, Clybourn Avenue on the east, and Coldwater Canyon Avenue on the west.

Operations will commence at approximately 7:30 a.m. and will continue past midnight. There will be a zero–tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area.

Recent past task forces 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 are also scheduled to be conducted in other parts of the San Fernando Valley.

For further information, contact Commander Michael Moore, Commanding Officer of Operations Valley Bureau at 818-756-8303, Captain Bruce Crosley, Commanding Officer of North Hollywood Area at 818-623-4006, or Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer of Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8722.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.