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News Release

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Media Relations

Holiday Crime Prevention Strategies Press Conference

WHAT:
Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

WHEN:
Friday, December 14, 2007
12:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Westfield Topanga Mall
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA
(N/E corner of the mall at Victory Blvd. and Owensmouth Ave)

WHO:
Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Operations Valley Bureau
Captain James Miller, Commanding Officer, Van Nuys
Captain Steven Zipperman, Commanding Officer, West Valley
Captain Phillip Trotter, Commanding Officer, West Valley Area
Senior Lead Officer Jericho Velasquez, West Valley Area
Senior Lead Officer George Aguilar, Van Nuys Area
Officers from the West Valley Area Community Relations Office
Randy Ebertowski, Westfield Topanga Mall General Manager
Sara Richardson, Westfield Topanga Mall Marketing Director

WHY:
Valley Bureau Areas of West Valley and Van Nuys will discuss holiday crime prevention and enforcement efforts as we head toward the end of the holiday shopping season. To that end, West Valley and Van Nuys Areas will display some of the holiday crime fighting strategies, particularly as it pertains to shopping mall safety and crime prevention.

This will include Van Nuys Area’s “Leave it-Loose it” campaign. The West Valley Area Volunteer Mounted Patrol (VMP), is a group of men and women from the community who enjoy riding horses and volunteering their time to assist the Los Angeles Police Department in crime prevention; the Police explorers; Specialized equipment and vehicles and other citizen groups such as the “eyes and ears” Volunteer Surveillance team.

For further information contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

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