LAPD Mission Area Launches Volunteer Community Patrol Program

January 22, 2019

WHAT: Media Availability to announce the launch of the Mission Area, Volunteer Community Patrol (VCP) Program.

WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 2019 9 a.m.

WHERE: Mission Community Police Station 11121 North Sepulveda Boulevard Mission Hills, CA 91345

WHO: Los Angeles City Councilmember, Nury Martinez, Sixth District Los Angeles Police Department, Captain Natalie Cortez, Commanding Officer, Mission Area Dr. Tyrone Robinson, Mission Volunteer, Volunteer Community Patrol.

WHY: The mission of the Volunteer Community Patrol Program is to assist the LAPD in reducing crime, by providing high-visibility policing in high-crime areas within the LAPD Mission Area. The frequency of patrols, locations, days, and times will vary based upon the needs of the LAPD.

Participation by the VCP serves to increase LAPD patrol presence in high crime areas, thus acting as a deterrent.

Each of the volunteers must pass a background screening process and complete training in the following areas prior to joining the program.

*Vehicle operations *Slow speed driving/backing *Radio Procedures and Penal Codes *Duties and Responsibilities

CONTACT: If you are a community member and would like to be involved in the VCP, please contact Police Officer Jeanette Huerta at 818-838-9861or Sergeant Ignacio Murillo, Mission Area Community Relations Officer in Charge, at 818-838-9860.