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Wendling, Brian
Brian Wendling
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Serving the Following Communities:

Encino, Lake Balboa, Northridge, Reseda, Tarzana, Mandeville Canyon, Warner Center

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Station Contact Info

19020 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335

818-374-7611 Voice
818-705-1566 TDD/TTY

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About

With the addition of the new Topanga Area Patrol Division, West Valley Area now patrols 33.5 square miles with a population of 196,840 people. That’s down from the 52 square miles West Valley patrolled prior to the opening of the Topanga Area.

Our boundaries are now:

  • Corbin Avenue to the west
  • Roscoe Boulevard to the north
  • 405 Freeway to the east, and
  • Mulholland Drive to the south.

West Valley Area now has a total of 232 sworn personnel and 30 civilian personnel. Keep in mind that the total numbers fluctuate from deployment period to deployment period.

Note: a deployment period is 4 weeks. With the reduction in size, West Valley Area now has 6 Basic Cars that patrol the communities of:

  • Encino
  • Reseda
  • Lake Balboa
  • Sherman Oaks (part)
  • Northridge (part), and
  • Tarzana.
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Goals

• Commitment to Constitutional Policing
• Crime Reduction and Community Engagement
• Preparation for, Prevention of, and Response to Catastrophic and Terrorist Events
• Employee Wellness
• Maintaining the Personnel Strength of the Department

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