Hello crime fighters, today I want to answer the question: What is an LAPD Senior Lead Officer or SLO? Is he or she a community leader, a crime strategist, a public relations officer, a problem solver, a training officer, a street cop, an innovator, a youth developer, a program director, an investigator, a liaison? In fact, a SLO is all of those things. The Los Angeles Police Department is 10,000 sworn strong with over 4000 holding the civil service rank of Police Officer. There are even over 200 officers who hold the rank and position of Police Officer 3+1, however, there are only less than 150 SLOs.
In order to really get a perspective, I need to go into a little...
Captain Don Graham was born in Manhattan New York and
spent most of his childhood growing up in
Bayonne, New Jersey. At the age of 14, Don's mother moved the
family to the San Fernando Valley in the City of Los Angeles and,
as a mixed race minority, immediately fell in love with his new,
cosmopolitan city. After high school and a short stint in the
printing business, Don started at Los Angeles Valley College where
he originally studies music and action. Don soon changed his
interests to Political Science and in 1992, was elected President
of the Student Union. Don went on to become the president and chief
lobbyist for the California Students Association of Community
College representing the...
The North Hollywood Area Community Relations Office, in conjunction with the newly formed
Community Relationship Division has been out walking foot beats with the North Hollywood
Cadets. The purpose of these foot beats is to enhance communication between the police and the community and to provide a high visibility presence in areas throughout North Hollywood. When you see these Officers and Cadets out walking around North Hollywood during these details, come over and say hello. Please remember that we are your Police Department and we value any opportunity to work the all members of the Community.
As a reminder, the North Hollywood Division is continually recruiting for the Cadet program. T...
On behalf of all of the men and women working together at North Hollywood Community Police Station, I want to offer a sincere Hello! We have a lot going on as we enter the Spring season! We are now in the second quarter of 2016 and we have many challenges ahead of us. Unfortunately, crime in the city of Los Angeles has risen slightly above where it was at this time last year. Part 1 crime in the City is currently up 1.8 Year to Date. Violent crime is up a whopping 13.5 % in the City.
So, what is Part 1 crime?
Here is a quick lesson. Part 1 crime has two categories, violent crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults and Property crime, which includes Burglar...
Last week we told you about the Los Angeles areas with the biggest increases in violent crime.
The communities represent a citywide spike in lawlessness for 2015, when violent crime saw a 20.2 percent increase, according to Los Angeles Police Department data.
That's still based on record low rates of crime in recent years, city officials say. In other words, these are bumps in a low, low valley.
But the increases have had experts scratching their heads. Those seeking to politicize the data have blamed Proposition 47, which downshifts some drug violations to misdemeanors, and state prison realignment, which sent some offenders to local jails that had shorter stays.
On behalf of the men and women assigned to our North Hollywood Community Station, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. While the City of Los Angeles did experience increases in crime during 2015, we remain steadfast and committed to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the weeks and months ahead. I am committed to working closely with the residents, merchants and visitors to make the North Hollywood community a better place to live. We have an ambitious plan for 2016 and I am very much looking forward to working with all of our community partners as we identify community issues and work together to solve common problems.
As many of you may know, last year Chief Charlie Beck set...