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News Release

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Media Relations

Task Force Strikes at Zero-Tolerance for Crimes in West Valley Area

"Task Force Strikes at Zero-Tolerance for Crimes in West Valley Area"


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, December 18, 2002, Los Angeles Police Officers from West Valley Area, Valley Traffic Division, and Valley Bureau Headquarters, will focus on violent crimes and quality of life issues in the Devonshire Area of the San Fernando Valley.

The focus area is bordered by Roscoe Blvd on the north, Vanowen Street on the south, Topanga Canyon Blvd on the west and Winnetka Avenue on the east.

Operations will commence at approximately 8:00 a.m. and will continue past midnight.

There will be zero-tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area.

Recent past task forces in other areas of the Valley have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations, vehicle impounds, and several arrests.

Other similar task forces to combat violent crime and improve the quality of life will also be conducted in other parts of the San Fernando Valley.

For more information, contact Commander Michael Moore, Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations Valley Bureau at 818-756-8303, Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer of Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8722, or Captain James Cansler, Commanding Officer of West Valley Area at

This Media Advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.