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Van Nuys C-PAB Meeting Minutes

Los Angeles Police Department
Van Nuys Area
Community Police Advisory Board Minutes
March 12, 2015
Co-Chair Penny Meyer-Absent
Captain Lillian Carranza
Captain Andy Neiman

C-PAB Members:
Richard Adams
David Rankell
Carrie Konjoyan
Linda Brooks
Cheryl Cashman
Bob Cupples
Judith Hirshberg
Josef Lazarovitz
Don LeStrange
Leonard Nelson
Ruth Nunez 
Gail Pincus
George Thomas
Chris Villa
Andrea Jones
Sha Newman

Also in attendance were:
Sgt. II Tarek Ismail
Josh Mendell
Linda Brooks
Kenneth Heinius
Tamar Galatzan
Lynda Levitan, Council District-6
Guillermo Marquez Council District-6

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m., by C-PAB Sergeant Ismail.  He welcomed those in attendance.  All those in attendance went around the room and introduced themselves.

•    Captain Lillian Carranza and Captain Neiman introduced themselves to C-PAB members. 

•    Captain Neiman gave a Divisional update related to crime statistics within the Van Nuys Area. 
     His focus was on commercial burglaries occurring within the Division.

•    Captain Neiman spoke about the first annual Van Nuys Area Chili Cook-off.

•    Sergeant Ismail addressed members about the success of Captain Minsal’s retirement party. 
     He also spoke about the upcoming Officer Appreciation Day.

•    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 C-PAB presence.

•    City Attorney Galatzan addressed C-PAB members about the outcome of her current cases.

•    Saturday, March 21, 2015, there will be a C-PAB Summit where Van Nuys C-PAB will be
     conducting   Emergency Preparedness training.  Sergeant Ismail conducted a head count.

•    Cheryl Cashman addressed C-PAB on how to become Community Emergency Response Team
     (CERT) members.  She also passed out information regarding the next training.

•    Lynda Levitan, Council District-6 discussed the upcoming Special World Olympics and our role as
     a division.

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

•    CPAB discussed a future Divisional bus ride in order to get a better understanding of crime issues.

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 -Penny Meyer
Technology Committee - Bob Cupples

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Van Nuys Station Community Room.


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