Sunday, November 14, 2010

New message from LASD

Advisory Message has been issued by the LASD - Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff.
Saturday November 13, 2010 11:04 AM PST
Overall 2010 Crime Declines Compared to 2009 in Communities Policed by the LASD (100 pages of detailed crime stats)
Over 100 pages of details showing reported crime statistics for the unincorporated communities and 42 contract cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department can be found at Visit the Crime Prevention and Information page of, or access them directly at
These include year-to-date 2010 reported crime statistics, compared to 2009, and compared to five years ago (2005). Reported crimes for each sheriff's station and city include homicides, robberies, burglaries, etc. (To review the statistics, open the file, right click with your computer mouse, and use the search engine.)
As of October 31, 2010, preliminary crime data shows that criminal homicides in Sheriff s patrol areas have decreased by 15.52 percent, compared to the same year-to-date period last year (175 homicides last year compared to 148 this year). This follows a five-year continuous decrease, resulting in a 51.96 percent decrease in homicides compared to five years ago, and the lowest homicide rate since 1975.
Most notable were decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area (including the city of Compton and nearby unincorporated areas) and Century Station area (which includes the city of Lynwood and nearby unincorporated areas). Compton Station homicides have reduced by 40.66 percent, with 37 homicides last year compared to 22 this year. Century Station had 30 homicides during the same period last year, as compared to 23 homicides this year, for a 23.29 percent decrease.
Reported incidents of violent crimes (Part I) have declined 1.74 percent, and serious property crimes (Part I) have declined by 3 percent in Sheriff s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 2.74 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes. Sheriff s stations experiencing the most significant decreases in overall violent crimes (Part I) over the same period last year included Marina del Rey Station at 25.5 percent, Walnut Station at 25.1 percent, Industry Station at 24.2 percent, and Altadena Station at 22.5 percent.
Crime prevention information, as well as reported crime statistics can be found on the Crime Prevention and Information page of the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Dept. website,, or can be accessed directly at These include over 100 pages of specific statistics for each city and unincorporated community patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Dept.
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call LA Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website
To receive more detailed, up-to-date information directly from the LASD via e-mail, register for "Nixle" alerts at or more directly at and register for "LASD Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff" and your local LASD station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan.
Mike Parker, CaptainSheriff's Headquarters BureauLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 267-4800
Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Community Message from LASD

Community Message has been issued by the LASD - Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff.
Thursday November 11, 2010 3:40 PM PST
LASD combats driving under the influence deaths and injuries with help from traffic safety enforcement grant
A new $1.1 M traffic safety grant has been awarded to the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department (LASD) for a year-long anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways.
Additional enforcement measures in place to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a recent $1,100,000.00 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The LASD is dedicated to keeping our streets safe through both enforcement and education.
The special DUI Enforcement and Awareness grant is to assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and other drug related collisions in the community. The grant activities will specifically target impaired driving offenders as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
This will be done through the use of DUI/driver s license checkpoints, warrant searches and stakeouts for repeat DUI offenders, saturation patrols, and court stings where DUI offenders with suspended or revoked driver licenses get behind the wheel after leaving court.
Drunk driving is one of America s deadliest crimes. In 2009, over 10,839 people died in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. California data for 2009 showed that 950 died in Alcohol Impaired Collisions, a 7.6 percent reduction in deaths from 2008.
Everyone in California should be heartened with these figures, said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). But as encouraging as this is, we can t let up on the efforts to promote and enforce traffic safety. Far too many are still losing their lives or being severely injured on our roadways.
For the second year in a row, the LASD will be conducting three special Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations. Motorcycle fatalities have finally turned and dropped in California, following an 11 year, 175 percent rise in deaths. In 2009, 393 motorcyclist were killed, a 29 percent drop from 2008 statistics. Sadly, California remains one of 3 states that still lead the nation in motorcyclists deaths.
LASD Deputies will be conducting specialized enforcement efforts throughout the course of the next year. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcycles. Officers will be cracking down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists, and other vehicle drivers, that result in far too many motorcycle collisions, injuries and deaths.
These figures represent more people making it home safely and alive each day, said Murphy. But to keep this trend going, we will continue to strive to meet our vision Toward zero deaths, every 1 counts. Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
42 of the 88 cities of Los Angeles County contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to be their sole police department. In addition to crime prevention and enforcement for those cities, the LASD has sole responsibility for traffic enforcement and the prevention and handling of traffic collisions. The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority also contracts with the LASD to be their policing agency for Metro buses and trains, which includes traffic enforcement.
National Law Enforcement Challenge:
The traffic strategies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department (LASD) earned the First Place award from the annual National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC), for sheriff s departments with more than 1,000 deputies. More than 530 law enforcement agencies submitted publications for this competition, detailing their traffic strategies.
Awarded in October 2009 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Denver, Colorado, the NLEC is a friendly competition between similar sizes and types of law enforcement agencies and is financed through a grant awarded to the IACP by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The NLEC is designed to strengthen and support traffic enforcement nationwide and targets three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving, and speeding. The LASD was recognized for its strategy of officer training, public information, and enforcement to reduce traffic and injuries within its jurisdiction.
Detective Daniel A. DailTraffic Services DetailRisk Management BureauLeadership and Training DivisionLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Captain Mike ParkerSheriff's Headquarters BureauLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department(323) 267-4800 Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff

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