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WHAT: The Los Angeles Police Commission’s recognition of three LAPD officers who were recently honored with a California State Senate Resolution.
WHEN: April 21, 2015 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Police Commission 100 West 1st Street Los Angeles, California
WHO: Los Angeles Police Commissioners LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Police Officer III+I Deon Joseph Police Officer II Delano Hutchins Police Officer II Andre Linnear
WHY: On April 9, 2015, three officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were honored by the California State Senate for their dedicated work with the homeless community in Skid Row. During the presentation in Sacramento, Police Officer III+I Deon Joseph, Police Officer II Delano Hutchins and Police Officer II Andre Linnear received a California State Senate Resolution from Senator Isadore Hall.
In 2005, the LAPD launched the Safer Cities Initiative (SCI) to address quality of life issues in the Skid Row area of Downtown Los Angeles. The SCI assigned 50 officers to work full-time to police the 50-block area encompassing Skid Row. Today, there is one lieutenant, seven sergeants, and 50 officers assigned to the project. SCI works in conjunction with the Los Angeles Homeless Service Association and the Los Angeles County of Department of Mental Health to provide direct services to the residents of Skid Row.