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Van Nuys C-PAB Meeting Minutes

Los Angeles Police Department
Van Nuys Area
Community Police Advisory Board Minutes
February 12, 2015

Co-Chair Penny Meyer
Captain Ivan Minsal
Captain Andy Neiman

C-PAB Members:
Richard Adams
Cynthia Antokal
Wendy Barnard
Linda Brooks
Cheryl Cashman
Bob Cupples
Judith Hirshberg
Josef Lazarovitz
Don LeStrange
Leonard Nelson
Ruth Nunez 
Gail Pincus
George Thomas
Chris Villa

Also in attendance were:
Sgt. II Tarek Ismail
Officer Michelle Lopez
Larry Hanna (MVCPC)

The meeting was called to order at 6:50 p.m., by C-PAB Co-Chair Penny Meyer.  She welcomed  those in attendance.  All those in attendance went around the room and introduced themselves.

•Captain Andy Neiman introduced himself to C-PAB members.

•Officer Laura Gerdus, Serial No. 39096, conducted Driving Under the Influence training and awareness to CPAB members.  She further provided information and necessary provisions and notifications in conducting DUI checkpoints in the City limits.


•Captain Minsal said his goodbye as Captain III of Van Nuys Area and his appreciation of the CPAB Members.

•Sergeant Ismail addressed members about Captain Minsal’s upcoming Retirement Party.

•Sergeant Ismail advised members of  Van Nuys Area Community Appreciation Day on March 14, 2015, between 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and requested CPAB presence.

•Penny Meyer spoke about working in partnership with Mid-Valley for Van Nuys Area Officer Appreciation Day in March, and their intent to have appreciation days quarterly.

•Saturday, March 21, 2015, there will be a C-PAB Summit where Van Nuys C-PAB will be conducting mergency Preparedness training.

New Business:

•Christopher Villa advised members of upcoming Twitter Training and C-PAB’s involvement.

Old Business:


Committee Reports:
Neighborhood Watch Committee Chairman-
Quality of Life Issues, Homeless Committee
Membership and Outreach - Emergency Preparedness Committee - Cheryl Cashman
Blight Abatement Committee -Penney Meyer
Technology Committee - Bob Cupples

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Van Nuys Station Community Room.


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