West Valley Area
Community Police Advisory Board
OCTOBER 10, 2012
Call to Order: Maury Leff called to meeting to order at 7:06 P.M.
Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Linda Pruett
Quorum was declared.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes were approved.
Introduction of Guests: Officer Mike Noji introduced the students from Cleveland High School who are the liaisons to C-PAB.
Officer Noji will be working with the Captain and Sgt. Aviles with C-PAB.
Captain Zingo: LAPD has a 5% goal to reduce crime. Los Angeles is 464 sq. mis. and has the lowest crime rate and is safer than the 50’s. AB 109 calls for the release of non-violent prisoners because of overcrowding. Non-violent offenders are car burglars, thieves, GTAs. LAPD is facing an uphill battle to keep crime down. Part 1 crime is murder, rape, robbery, burglary, property. West Valley has 9,963 officers. Paysinger said we won’t make any reduction at this rate as it is. They are taking officers from specialized units to put on the street. 100% patrol plan. 283 crimes per day in LA. Last week in WV there were 42 crimes. Wants to finish year under 100,000 crimes. 82 more days to get to this goal. 79,984 crimes to date. No particular time of day for crime. Three strikes proposal going to three violent crimes. There is a pilot program in WV to identify 3 halfway homes, sober living. Get stats on them and then meet with Builidng and Safety, to make them comply or shut down.
Officer Jeppson and Officer Duienen: Gangs Unit. Headphones, burying your head when walking around invites crime. Pay attention to surroundings. People are getting hit by cars. Gangs are somewhat quiet. Reseda Park has heavy tagging. Some gangs are Causing Habit, Bad Boys, Logan Heights. Residents are afraid of retaliation if they report the gangs. Residents can call gang officer to talk, can be anonymous. Talk to SLOs. Reseda Southside and Westside trying to get bigger by joining together.
Officer Steve Olveres: Constitutional Policing- 1980’s LAPD’s policy was that if they knew someone was a bad guy, they would just cuff them up. Now you have to have good reasoning. Can’t break the law to enforce the law. If resident gives information they can act.
Maury Leff: C-PAB Summit was great. Topic most interesting was cybercrimes. Kids not knowing who they are talking to. Would like to get a speaker for the future.
Officer Howard Sebring Fundraiser: Oct. 18th. 12- 3 and 5 – 8. $10 for meal.
Taste of Encino: Sunday, October 14th, 10 – 5
Linda Pruett: Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, Fire Station 87 on Oct. 6th. They handed out 400 starter EP kits. Had a 1000 people. Very successful.
Invited everyone this Sat. at 9:00 a.m. to Lake Balboa supply storage bin to see what they have. Will be getting rid of expired items. Tan cargo container Woodley Lake golf course parking lot.
Lynda Levitan: Origami festival this Sunday at the Japanese Gardens from 10:15 to 3:15.
Community Health and Safety Fair. Sat. Oct 27th 9 –1. Some sponsors are Kaiser and Mission Hospital. There will be dental screening, bike helmets for kids who go through a course, flu shots, etc. Cardenas Recreation Center, 14700 block of Blyth St. in Panorama City.
Barbara Hand: West Valley LAPD Appreciation day: Suggested date is November 28th.
Halloween is coming up, stay safe and watch kids.
Next meeting is November 14th. Bring a friend.
Motion to Adjourn: Meeting adjourned at 8:10.
Respectfully submitted by
Barbara Hand, Secretary