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Wilshire Community Newsletter
Vol. 5 No. 4
Welcome to Wilshire
Founded in 1922
Established in 1922 as the Pico Street Division, Wilshire originally spanned from Culver City to the edge of downtown Los Angeles. Three years after opening, it moved to its longtime home at 4526 West Pico and took its name from Wilshire Boulevard. The divisional headquarters remained there until 1974, when the current station opened at 4861 West Venice Boulevard.
Throughout the years, the division’s boundaries have changed to encompass some of the City’s wealthiest areas such as Hancock Park and the Miracle Mile. More than a quarter of a million people call its nearly 14-square-miles home, while another 250,000 work, visit and study inside its boundaries each day. It is home to CBS Studios, the Farmers Market, The Grove, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles High School, Fairfax High School, Museum Row and the famed La Brea Tar Pits.
Spring is in the air and the men and women of the Wilshire Community Police Station request your partnership in enhancing public safety throughout the business and residential neighborhoods within the Station’s policing boundaries. Numerous compliments were received from community members regarding children being able to safely participate in various activities, especially those at educational institutions and their personal neighborhoods.
Community members are urged to immediately report suspicious circumstances, objects, and people to the Police Department. Due to our community policing partnerships and problem solving efforts, a significant number of criminals have been captured while in the progress of committing crimes. In case of an emergency, please telephone “9-1-1.” For non-emergency service, please telephone the Department’s Communication Center at (877) 275-5273 or the Wilshire Community Police Station’s Front Desk (213) 473-0476 for any questions/concerns or to make a police report. The City of Los Angeles has also established a “3-1-1” system for all non-emergency City services, including non-emergency police service requests. This system is a valuable resource designed to ease the burden on the “9-1-1” system.
To view crime statistics in Wilshire area, click on link, Crime statistics.
To get information regarding community events, crime prevention tips and to learn about crime trends. Follow us on Twitter@lapdwilshire and find us on Facebook, facebook.com/lapdwilshire.
If you are interested in becoming involved with our community policing activities, partnerships and programs, or wish to serve as a Wilshire Station volunteer, please contact Sergeant A.J. Kirby or Officer Geoff Taff, Community Relations Office, at (213) 473-0200.
Wilshire Meeting Dates 2013
Wilshire Community Police Advisory Board – 3rd Thursday of each month 1900 hours.
Operations West Bureau (OWB) Community Room.
January 17, 2013 July 18, 2013
February 21, 2013 August 15, 2013
March 21, 2013 September 19, 2013
April 18, 2013 October 17, 2013
May 16, 2013 November 21, 2013
June 20, 2013 December 19, 2013
Working with the Wilshire Community Police Advisory Board, the Wilshire Station implemented the e-Policing Program. This program sends e-mail messages to community members regarding public safety issues, especially crime prevention strategies and crime trends. Our goal is to alert community members and enhance the effectiveness of crime prevention, homeland security and public safety strategies. If you are interested in receiving these messages, please log on to http://lapdonline.org and in the left column click on E-Policing for more information.
Wilshire continues to use NIXLE to alert the public of emerging crime trends, important community meetings, receive tips to prevent crime and provide feedback when police work leads to an outstanding arrest or investigation. For Real Time Crime information on your phone or
e-mail sign up at, www.nixle.com. If you are interested in receiving these messages, please log on to ttp://lapdonline.org/e_policing for more information.
Thank you for being our community policing partner. Wilshire personnel remain committed to addressing and decreasing the fear and incidence of crime and capturing those responsible for property and violent crimes. Hopefully, you will be able to assist our 2013 community policing efforts and crime prevention strategies. Our combined efforts will make a difference in public safety, quality of life and homeland security.
ERIC T. DAVIS, Captain
Wilshire Community Police Station