Feb 242017
 
Los Angeles Metro Will Be Safer

This incredible picture is the property of L.A. Mayor’s office, we simply couldn’t resist it!

 

LAPD officers to patrol Metro buses, trains in the City of Los Angeles

Three law enforcement agencies will provide security services, bringing more officers to public transportation.

 

Los Angeles Police Department officers will soon provide security services on buses and trains serving passengers within city limits, under the terms of a contract approved today by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board.
Beginning July 1, the LAPD will assume law enforcement responsibilities on Metro trains and buses within the City of L.A.; Long Beach Police Department officers will patrol transit services in Long Beach; and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be responsible for law enforcement on public transportation in other areas of L.A. County.

“The safety of our Metro passengers and employees must always be our first priority,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, who serves as First Vice Chair on the Metro Board of Directors. “Making local officers responsible for policing the areas they know best means better coverage, quicker emergency response times, and stronger accountability. The Sheriff’s Department provides excellent service to Metro, and they will continue to do so under a contract that will give them expanded access to resources from neighboring agencies.”

More than 60 percent of Metro buses and nearly 50 percent of Metro Rail Lines operate within the City of Los Angeles, and about one-third of the Metro Blue Line operates within the City of Long Beach.

“Our ability to increase our collaboration with additional law enforcement partners will yield an increased safety and security presence,” said John Fasana, Metro Board Chair and Duarte City Mayor Pro Tem. “The Metro System is safe today, but we want to make it even safer and more secure as we continue to expand transit options throughout the county.”

The new, multi-agency contract will dramatically increase the number of police officers on the Metro system, providing a more visible law enforcement presence to deter criminal activity on buses and trains. It allocates $369.3 million to the City of Los Angeles, $246.3 million to L.A. County, and $30.1 million to the City of Long Beach for a five-year period. The new contract will also ensure greater contract compliance through clear performance metrics and accountability measures for law enforcement agencies.

“Our overriding goal here is to ensure our transit riders can ride and work safely — without fear — 100 percent of the time” said Phillip A. Washington, Metro CEO. “Increasing our partnership with local law enforcement agencies is one important part of a multi-layered approach that also includes integrating technology and coordinating closely with our federal agency partners to help keep the Metro System safe.”

“Angelenos expect accessible, dependable, and safe public transportation, and the Los Angeles Police Department will now play an integral role in protecting the millions of people using our extensive system,” said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. “This new agreement with the MTA will have far-reaching impacts, well beyond just our rail and buses, with faster response times for emergency and priority calls for service, increased law enforcement visibility throughout the City, and added protections against the threat of terrorism.”
About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

 

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Jul 252016
 

Award For Locating Stolen Penske Truck

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Area Auto Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen Penske commercial truck containing sports apparel and business related items worth approximately $375,000 dollars.

On Sunday, July 17, 2016, around 11:30 p.m., the victim parked a yellow moving truck in the area of Herrick Avenue and Daventry Street in the City of Pacoima.

The victim locked the rear roll up door with a stainless steel master lock and secured the steering wheel with a grey twist steering wheel lock.

On Monday, July 18, 2016, around 8:00 a.m., the victim discovered that the truck had been stolen along with the items.

The victim is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of the Penske truck and all of the contents within it.

The moving truck is described as a 26 foot, yellow 2014, 1HC International Model: 4300/2 Door with an Indiana License Plate number 2162272.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Foothill Auto Detective Tavarez, at (818) 834-3111 during normal business hours. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

Jul 162016
 

AttackinNiceFrance

LAPD released a statement On The Attack in Nice France:

“As the people of Nice, France work to deal with the tragic and horrific attack, our thoughts and prayers are with them. As a department, we stand united with our French residents all around the world. We at the Los Angeles Police Department send our thoughts and prayers to the families who have been impacted by this tragic incident. We want to ensure the French residents are not alone.

The proud members of the Los Angeles Police Department will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the residents of Los Angeles.

While there are no known credible threats to the City of Los Angeles, we encourage our residents and visitors to be vigilant; always be aware of your surroundings. If you See Something Suspicious, Report it to iWatchLA. The iWatchLA App is a free terrorism reporting App that is available for download on Google and also available on Android and IOS. “If you See Something Say Something.”

Jun 252016
 

LAPDBodyCamera

City Council announced today that it has approved the Body Worn Video Camera project to continue as planned by the Los Angeles Police Department.

The decision today by City Council to approve the LAPD’s contract to move forward with the purchase and deployment of nearly 7,000 cameras over the next 2 years, was received with welcoming arms.

“I am very pleased that we can now move forward with our plan to purchase and outfit our uniformed officers with Body Worn Video cameras”, said Chief Charlie Beck. This 21st Century policing tool is just another way that LAPD will enhance our ability to keep our communities safe as well as improve accountability. “We believe that use of body worn cameras will help to reduce the number of uses of force because the cameras can affect how people behave when they are aware that their actions are being recorded”, Beck added.

The Department currently has nearly 1,000 body worn video cameras deployed and plans to expand that deployment rapidly now that City Council has given the go ahead with the contract.

The fact that LAPD Body Camera Project Is Approved To Proceed, is meaningful to us all and will go a long way in protecting LAPD officers from unjustified accusations AND increasing the public’s trust in Los Angeles Police Department.

 

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May 282016
 

Burglary Suspect Caught on Video at Hollywood Recording Studio

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Area burglary detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On May 21, 2016, around 3:45 p.m., the suspect entered a recording studio located in the 6600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. When challenged by an employee, the suspect claimed to be a repair man, picked up a large sound board and placed it in his vehicle. The suspect drove away before the employee could verify his claim.

The suspect is described as a bald male Black in his 30’s, standing 6 feet tall and weighing around 250 pounds. He was driving a dark colored four door sedan.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Hollywood Burglary Detective Martinez at (213) 972-2929 or Detective Ramirez at (213) 972-2931. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”

Jun 292012
 

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) Sexual Assault Section is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect linked to 35 sexual assaults since February 1996.

On June 15, 2012, around 5:30 a.m., a 29-year-old female Hispanic was walking in the area of 25th Street and Naomi Avenue.  She was approached by a man who attempted to converse with her and then produced a handgun and forced her to walk into an alley where he attempted to sexually assault her.  Fortunately, a vehicle came into the alley and the suspect fled on foot.

Detectives have identified 35 similar incidents of sexual assault that occurred between February 1996 and the most recent attack.  The assaults have been linked through DNA evidence and/or the suspect’s distinct mode of operation.

The incidents have occurred within the following LAPD divisions:  Southwest, 77th Street, Southeast, Rampart/Olympic, Newton, and Wilshire Areas.  Three incidents also occurred within the Los Angeles County Firestone-Florence District.

All of the crimes occurred in the early morning hours between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.  The suspect typically walked up to each victim and engaged them in conversation before producing a knife or firearm.  He would then walk them to a secluded area and sexually assault them.  The victims ranged from 14 to 41 years of age.

The suspect is a male Hispanic, 40 to 55 years old, with brown eyes and brown hair.  He stands between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 6 inches and weighs between 130 and 170 pounds.  He has been described as having a light complexion, a possible teardrop tattoo(s) or scar(s) below one of his eyes and a mustache. He may also have attempted to remove his teardrop tattoo.  The suspect has been seen wearing a gray or dark hooded sweatshirt.  He has also worn a bandana, black baseball cap or dark-colored beanie.

The City of Los Angeles is offering a reward for up to $50,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for the series of sexual assaults.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to email tips to rhd-sas@lapd.lacity.org  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.