May 25, 2012
7pm – 8:30pm
Robert A. Ringler, Co-Chair, President, Bel-Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
Sargent Justin Scott, West LAPD
Chris Ragsdale - Senior Lead Officer West LAPD 8A29
Phillip L.Enbody West LAPD Car 8A29
Mario Gonzalez - Senior Lead Officer West LAPD 8A95
Michael Moore - Senior Lead Officer West LAPD A81
Rashad Sharif - Senior Lead Officer West LAPD 8A53
Maria Gray - Senior Lead Officer West LAPD 8A59
Matt Kirk - Senior Lead Officer West LAPD 8A53
Doug Gettinger – West LAPD
Officer Brian Espin Reserve/C-PAB Coordinator
Maria Moreno – LAPD Comm. Div.
Angela Rodriguez – LAPD Comm. Div.
Rob Gunnelt – HRSS
Janet Gunnelt - HRSS
Michael Stajura, WWNC
Donna Moffit, CPAB
Larry Zehnder, Beverlywood HOA
Deborah Chan – Benedict Hills
Sol Liebster, VA, BCC
Dmitry Vernik - CPAB
Jackie Koci, Recreation & Parks
Stan Arcader, Cheviot Hills HOA
Dick Greenblatt – HWPOA
Norma Bracco - CPAB
Joyce Cook – CPAB
Drew DeAscentis – Westwood Gardens
Adel Shojapour, Brentwood
Alex Cohen, Sawtelle
Patricia Bell Hearst, FHCA
Heather Rozman, Transcribing Secretary, Executive Director BABCNC
Meeting called to order by Co-Chair, Robert A. Ringler at 7:12 p.m.
Item I – Welcoming Remarks and Introductions of Guests
1. Captain Evangelyn Nathan – Co-Chair
2. Robert A. Ringler –Co-Chair
Item II – Approval of April 24thth Minutes
• Motion was made. Motion seconded. Motion approved unanimously.
Item III –
1. Report on the City of Los Angeles’ 911 & 311 Systems – Angela Rodriguez, Maria Moreno
LA 911 has two Call Centers; Downtown and West Hills. 911 receives 2.1 Million calls per year, 40-45% are non-emergency. 911 is to be used only for a crime that has just occurred, crime in progress or preservation of life. Non-emergency numbers for other concerns: 877-ASK-LAPD or 311 or 211 for LA County. When calling 911 it is helpful to have as many details as possible, i.e. suspect description and location. All calls receive an incident number with timestamp and priority code. All calls are recorded. Non-emergency dispatch may be utilized for overflow of high volume of calls. 911 Dispatch routs calls through Language Bank to communicate in any language. Land-lines auto-populate location, however verification is required. Cell phones are not automatically located; location details are important. Cell phone calls have increased from 65% in 2011 to 85% in 2012. 911 operators communicate simultaneously with responding LAFD, LAPD units, and caller. Downtown Call Center has70 p.m. operators/dispatchers, and 55-60 in Valley Center. Call Centers equipped with 72 hour generators and estimated to withstand an 8.2 magnitude earthquake.
2. Update on Westfest LA 2012 – Jackie Kochi
West Fest event in Century City on Saturday, September 15th, 4-8pm. Event will benefit LAPD youth programs. Corporate sponsorship still needed.
Blood Drive June 12th at West LAPD station.
Item IV – West LA Area Commanding Officer, CPAB Co-Chair, Captain Evangelyn Nathan
A. West Los Angeles Area Crime Update and related items.
- Officer Rashad Sharif – 4 burglaries in the past two weeks. Windows and doors left open. Rear glass doors also targeted.
- Officer Mike Moore – Vehicles targeted. Valuables left in view of locked vehicles. Items removed.
- Officer Phil Enbody – Vehicles targeted in Brentwood areas.
- Officer Chris Ragsdale – Westwood and Hillside areas North of Sunset, Beverly Glen and Coldwater have seen an increase in vehicle break-ins of cars parked in driveways, behind residential gates. 6 street robberies around UCLA. Robberies defined as crime against person by injury of fear.
- Officer Matt Kirk – West division has approx. 130 bicycle thefts YTD, which is almost double from last year. Theft from second story balconies and subterranean parking very common. Officer Kirk announced a Special Olympics fundraiser. T-shirts for sale $25.
- Officer Maria Gray – When advertising on craigslist, do not give out location or personal information. Pico-Robertson area crime increases in summer. Distraction robberies occurring. Please stay aware when walking on street and talking on cell phones.
- Officer Mario Gonzalez – Violent robberies of persons on cell phones. Stay aware of surroundings while on cell phone.
B. Constitutional Policing
Officer Brian Espin reminded CPAB members that constitutional policing is non-discrimination mandated by the law that policing is conducted according to events or a person’s criminal activity and not type or characteristics of a person.
Item V – Assistant Co-Chair – Captain Rolando Solano - Area Crime Update and related items
Item VI – Assistant Co-Chair – Donna Moffit – CPAB Website Update: http://westlacpab.org/
Any suggested links for website, please email to WLATraffic@aol.com or DonnaPerryMoffitt@hotmail.com
Item VII – Robert A. Ringler and Captain Evengelyn Nathan
1. Committee Reports:
A. Educational Committee
B. Guest Speaker Committee
Stan Arcader announced S.W.A.T. will attend next CPAB meeting
C. Neighborhood Watch Committee
D. Emergency Preparedness Committee
E. C-PAB Recruitment and Orientation Committee
F. Special Events Committee
Sunday June 3rd Fire Station 71 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
G. Traffic Committee
Next Traffic meeting June 13th.
Item VIII – C-PAB Liaison Officer – Brian Espin
1. Update C.E.R.T. Training
2. Operations – West Bureau – Update on Citizen Community Police Academy
LAPD Dispute Mediation. For more information visit: http://atty.lacity.org Call: 213-485-8324, Email: email@example.com
Item IX – Council District Five (CD-5) Reports: Sarah Mallory, Field Representative CD-5
No report was given.
Item X – Neighborhood and Community Councils Reports
No report was given.
Item VIII – Open Discussion
1. Food/Donations for future meetings – Larry Zehnder offered to donate for next meeting.
Item IX – Next C-PAB Meeting – Tuesday, July 24th, WLA Community Police Station – 7pm-8:30pm
Item X – Meeting Adjournment
Motion was made. Motion seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:13pm.