Chief Beck Hosts Commission Meeting At Webster Jr High – CPAB & More!

From awesome neighbor and CPAB/CERT Guru Rob Kadota:

Next week is a busy week. On Tuesday January 14th, we have the opportunity to host the Police Commission in West LA at Webster Jr High School from 6:30-8pm. Mike Bonin will also be in attendance too. Please come out and encourage your neighbors to attend as well. It’s a unique opportunity to share with them our concerns and appreciations about policing in the City of Los Angeles.

Wednesday, January 15th is our regularly scheduled (3rd Wed of the month) Pacific Community Police Advisory Board meeting at 7pm in Playa Vista. We’ll be getting updates from the Captain about recent crimes and planning on how we intend to expand/grow our Neighborhood Watch/Block Captain programs, reduce property crime and continue to improve the Pacific Community Police Advisory Board by reaching out to youth and underserved/unrepresented communities.

Oh and if becoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trained was on your New Year’s resolution list – a class starts tonight @ 6:30pm – 3200 Sawtelle Blvd, contact Marissa Stewart at talksafety@gmail.com for more details or go to www.cert-la.com.

Rob Kadota (rob@orl.ucla.edu)
Co-Chair
Pacific Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB)
C – 310.628.4095

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Chief’s Message
January 2014

As we enter another year with new aspirations and new resolutions, I wanted to take some time to set our goals for the New Year. You will find these goals familiar as they are the same goals I established when I first became your Chief. I felt a need to keep them in place because I believe that they speak to the core of who we are and to our mission as a Department.

These Goals include concentration in the following areas:
• Commitment to Constitutional Policing;
• Crime Reduction and Community Engagement;
• Preparation for, Prevention of, and Response to Catastrophic and Terrorist Events;
• Employee Wellness and
• Maintaining the Personnel Strength of the Department.

Maintaining our personnel strength will perhaps be our biggest challenge this year. Recruitment efforts for both sworn and civilian personnel remain top priority. This is where you can help. People with character, like you, know other high quality individuals and are our best recruiters. If you know someone you think can be a valuable addition to our organization that will serve our communities with respect and honor, I ask that you please encourage them to apply.

Finally, employee wellness goes a long way in our overall health as an organization. Stick to that resolution to be healthier in the New Year. Maintain your healthy habits and develop new ones. Your overall wellness should not just be an organizational goal; it should be a personal goal as well. Do it for yourself, but also think of your families, your partner and those who care about you. Stop and think of the people counting on you…and make a decision to make a difference in your life.

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