Message from Captain Jon Peters
As I attend meetings and social events in Pacific Area I am often approached by concerned citizens about crime in their neighborhood and what can they do about it. My best answer is always "Neighborhood Watch".
Neighborhood Watch programs are still the most effective means available for keeping crime out of neighborhoods. Pacific Area Neighborhood Watch programs unite officers with local organizations and individual residents in a community-wide effort to recognize and reduce crime. Neighbors working together with officers are a formidable crime fighting team.
In this working partnership with Pacific Area Officers some ground rules have to be in place. The community is the eyes and ears of the team, observing and obtaining vital information. Pacific Area Officers are the hands-on apprehension of the team. They have the training and equipment to affect an arrest. By adhering to this rule we can form a dynamic crime fighting team in your neighborhood.
Contact the Pacific Area Senior Lead Officer in your area at (310) 202-4515, and they will assist you in starting a program in your neighborhood. A Pacific Area Senior Lead Officer will be available to assist at your first meeting and discuss crime concerns and quality of life issues specific to your neighborhood or community. It is my belief that belonging to your Neighborhood Watch group will be enjoyable and fun. By working together, we can continue to make Pacific Area one of the safest communities in Los Angeles.
Sincerely, Jon F. Peters, Captain
Commanding Officer, Pacific Community Police Station
The Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Neighborhood Watch Program unites the police with local organizations, businesses and, residents in a community- wide effort against crime.
Pacific Area Senior Lead Officers (SLO) are available to assist with the initial organization of a Neighborhood Watch Program in your neighborhood. They can discuss crime trends pertinent to your neighborhood and help establish a schedule-of-watch. You can contact a Pacific Area Senior Lead Officer for assistance at 310-202-4515.
PacificBeat.org is a community website brought to you by the Pacific Area Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Area. Its purpose is to serve the community by providing timely public safety information, as well as available resources for residents, businesses owners, and visitors.
The Pacific Area CPAB meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Playa Vista CenterPointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094
Please visit our sister site sister site www.PacRam.com to find community resources.
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