Task Force Strikes at Zero-Tolerance for Crimes in Devonshire Area

January 14, 2003

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, January 15, 2003, Los Angeles Police Officers from Devonshire Area, Valley Traffic Division and Valley Bureau Headquarters, will focus on violent crimes and quality of life issues in the San Fernando Valley.

The focus area is bordered by Nordhoff Street on the north, Roscoe Boulevard on the south, 405 Freeway on the west and Van Nuys Boulevard on the east.

Operations will commence at approximately 8:00 a.m. and will continue past midnight. There will be zero- tolerance for traffic violations and criminal acts in the affected area.

Recent past task forces in other areas of the Valley have resulted in hundreds of traffic citations and vehicle impounds. Additionally, several arrests were made.

In the future, similar task forces to combat violent crime and improve the quality of life will be conducted in other parts of the San Fernando Valley.

For more information, contact Commander Michael Moore, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations Valley Bureau, at 818-756-8303, Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer of Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8722, or Captain John Sherman, Commanding Officer of Devonshire Area at 818-756-8193.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.