West Valley Area
Community Police Advisory Board
May 8, 2013
Call to order: Nani Shaked called meeting to Order at 7:04 PM
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Minutes: The minutes were approved.
Lt. Dennis Ballas, Detectives, spoke about his experience in the police department and the community. He was very appreciative of the work conducted by C-PAB members.
Nani introduced Officer Richard Kehr. He spoke about traveling to different departments, NIJ and test labs. He discussed how LAPD is the best he has seen. He spoke about ballistics and firearms. He will be our new C-PAB coordinator.
Lt. Espinoza reported about his experience in C-PAB and the great community support.
Officer David Ham re-introduced himself and spoke about how we are using algorithm to catch suspects. He encourages members to start their own neighborhood watch groups.
Officer Isela Para reported about how the community can help with crime. She spoke about incident and how important to point to a person and ask them to call 911. Linda Pruett explained the importance of having someone call 911 while you conduct CPR on a victim. Nana explained why Linda Pruett pointed to Officer Para said “You call 911” and the importance of “Pointing” to someone to get their attention and saying “You call 911”. Lt. Ballas reported how perfect the operation went at the High School with the stabbing. Multiple citizens stepped forward. They caught the purps in nine hours, again because of the community. He spoke about people who go to prison will most likely commit another crime. He reported Children of the Night organization taking prostitutes in and making a change.
Linda Pruett explained about classes for small businesses that are free. She urges everyone to go out and vote.
Old Business: Nani talked about projects for C-PAB and showed a flyer that will go out. She showed us new business cards and about Nixel. The fliers will be made into tri-fold will be re-vamp and the room thanked Nani. She reported on results of West Valley C-PAB Survey Graffiti being the highest. Linda Pruett thanked Captain Egan and the SLO’s for retaining their ham radio license.
Next Meeting: June 12, 2013
Motion to adjourn: Meeting adjourn at 8:14 PM