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News Release

Friday, April 4, 2003

Media Relations

LAPD to Conduct Crime Task Force in Van Nuys


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, dozens of Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Van Nuys 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 the San Fernando Valley.

The target zone is the area bordered by Chatsworth Street on the north, Roscoe Boulevard on the south, Topanga Canyon Boulevard on the west, and Mason Avenue to the east.

Operations will commence at 7:00 a.m., and continue past midnight. There will be 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, vehicle impounds, and dozens of arrests.

For additional information contact Commander Michel Moore, Valley Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8303, Captain Michael Moriarty, Van Nuys Area Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8332, or Captain Greg Meyer, Valley Traffic Division Commanding Officer, at 818-756-8722.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.