Holiday Crime Prevention Strategies Press Conference NA09320ah

November 24, 2009

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:00 a.m.

Topanga Westfield Shopping Center
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA
(N/E corner of the mall at Victory Blvd. and Owensmouth Ave)

Commander Jorge Villegas, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operation- Valley Bureau
Captain John Sherman, Area Commanding Officer, Topanga Area Community Police Station
Captain Steve Sambar, Patrol Commanding Officer, Topanga Area Community Police Station
Lieutenant Steve Carmona, Officer in Charge, Topanga Detectives
Captain John A. Sherman, Topanga Area, and other community leaders will discuss holiday crime prevention and enforcement efforts as we head toward the beginning of the holiday shopping season.  Topanga Area will display some of the holiday crime fighting strategies, particularly as it pertains to shopping mall safety and crime prevention.

This event will include the Volunteer Mounted Patrol (VMP), a group of men and women from the community who enjoy riding horses and volunteering their time to assist the Los Angeles Police Department in crime prevention; Senior Lead Officers; Footbeat Officers on T-3 vehicles; Bicycle Patrol Officers; and Police explorers.

For additional information, please contact Sergeant Desi Ehrlich, Topanga Station at 818-756-3180 or Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.