Implementation of Devonshire Area’s Smart Policing Initiative Recidivist Extraction Detail NA14021ne

February 20, 2014

News Conference

Monday, February 24, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Devonshire Area Community Police Station
10250 Etiwanda Avenue
Northridge, CA  91325

Councilmember Mitch Englander, Council District 12;
Commander Jon Peters, LAPD, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau
Captain Kris Pitcher, LAPD, Commanding Officer Devonshire Area
Lieutenant Tim Torsney, LAPD, Commanding Officer, Devonshire Detectives
Lieutenant Aaron Ponce; Acting Commanding Officer Devonshire Patrol Division
Sergeant William “Jim” Sanders, Officer in Charge, Recidivist Extraction Detail

Devonshire Area has implemented the extremely successful and effective Smart Policing Initiative but has applied it toward the reduction of Property Crimes.  Devonshire is experiencing a 23.9 reduction in Part I Property Crime.  Ten of the original 24 prolific property crimes suspects monitored by the Recidivist Extraction Detail are currently in custody.  Even with Devonshire’s recent success, there are areas in which we need the community’s assistance.  Councilman Englander and the Devonshire Area Command staff will highlight the Area’s successes and provide the community with crime prevention / “Hardening the Target” Tips to minimize the potential of becoming a victim of a commercial or personal property crime.