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NOTE: We've haven't been neglecting to post the LAPD news, but the department hasn't been offering the things we're used to getting. We finally got one from this week, but it's video only. We'll continue posting print, video or audio .. whatever's available .. but the LAPD has stopped posting the Chiefs Messages until further notice, too, and it's been that way for months.
Notes from the March 14, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting
Commissioner President Matthew M. Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. All Consent Agenda and Regular Agenda items were unanimously approved.
Chief Beck provided overview of officer involved shootings (OIS) that occurred in the past week. There are 12 OIS to date. This past weekend the city went without a homicide which is a welcomed occurrence. Burglary from motor vehicles has seen the most increase. Chief Beck reminds the public to put valuables out of sight when you park your vehicle. Chief Beck reported there are 9,970 sworn personnel. He expects to move past the 10,000 mark before June. There are 479 civilian vacancies. 2,839 civilian employees, more than 400 reserve officers, and 8,411 police cadets.
The Executive Director's Report, relative to Valet Parking Sensitive Area (BPC #17-0070), was approved.
The Department's Report, relative to the Recommendation for the Police Commission Distinguished Service Medal (BPC #17-0061), was approved.
The Department's Report, relative to the Supplemental Police Fourth Quarterly Report (October through December 2016), (BPC #17-0062), was approved and Transmitted to the City Council.
The Department's Report, relative to a Proposed Joint Naloxone Hydrochloride (NARCAN) Program with the Los Angeles Fire Department (BPC #17-0077) was approved and transmitted to the City Council and to the Office of the City Controller.
The Department's Report and Executive Summary, relative to the Operations- Central Bureau Digital In-Car Video System Audio (AD No. 16-003), was approved.
The Department's Report, relative to the Crime Classification Audit (AD No. 16-023) was approved.
The Department's Report, relative to the Mental Evaluation Unit's Fourth Quarter Report for 2016 (BPC #17-0089), was approved.
The Department's Report, relative to the update report regarding financing agreement, with Motorola Solutions, Inc,. for portable handheld radios (BPC #17-0090), was approved.
Notes from the February 14, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting
Commissioner President Matt Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. The meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, all of which (1A through 1K) were approved with no discussion. All Regular Agenda Items (2A through 2C) were approved.
Chief Charlie Beck reported attending the Major Cities Chiefs mid-year conference in Washington, D.C. last week. Chief Beck mainly attended this mid-year conference for their speakers, United States President Donald Trump and Department of Homeland Security, General John F. Kelly. On Sunday, February 12, 2017, more than 900 Los Angeles Police Department personnel and their family members participated in the Run to Remember LA, half marathon and 10K run from The Grove through Paramount Studios. More than 6,000 participants from various police departments around the nation supported this fundraiser over the weekend.
Currently there are 9,944 sworn officers, 2,785 civilians, 400 reserves and 8,411 cadet's in the Department.
This concludes the Chief's report.
At the Police Commission Meeting on February 14, 2017
Commissioner Comments – Commissioner Goldsmith commented about recently attending a Compstat meeting on homelessness. She also participated in a West Bureau HOPE team ride-a-long in Olympic Division visiting homeless encampments. She hopes that everyone does their part to treat each person with dignity and respect and looks forward to long-term solutions to end homelessness. She thanked Assistant Chief Moore, Deputy Chief Arcos, and Commander Todd Chamberlin. She asked fellow commissioners to support her request to schedule a single purpose Community meeting to discuss homelessness, in the later part of March outside of PAB. She would like to include other agencies, non-profits, and other support groups to participate. She would like to learn more about SMART teams and how they are responding to calls for those with mental illness. She wants to hear from those experiencing homelessness and those impacted to share their experiences.
Report of the Chief of Police –
Chief Charlie Beck provided an update on his attendance to the annual Major City Chiefs Conference in Washington D.C. He met with the FBI Director James Comey, and listened to presentations by the Donald Trump, President of the United States, as well as General John Kelley, Secretary of Homeland Security. He provided his concerns, and much discussion on sanctuary cities, but did not provide specific details on how they plan on enforcing immigration deportations, and how that will impact California sanctuary cities. Chief Beck had the same discussion with FBI Director Comey to provide his perspective on why police should not bear the responsibility of immigration deportations. Sunday, was the 2nd annual “LA’s Run to Remember” 10k to show support for police and firefighters who have died in the line of duty. Over 6,000 runners participated, with over 900 LAPD participants. The run Last week, the Crime Fighters Conference was well attended. Over 17 other city law enforcement agencies participated in the conference. Within the first month of the year, there is a reduction of violent crime in every violent crime category. Increase in motor vehicle related crimes. Property crime is down 2% from last year. There is a strong decrease in gang-related crime – 19% decrease from last year.
9,944 police officers
2,785 civilian personnel (over 500 vacancies)
Over 400 reserve officers
Consent Agenda Items -
The Board of Police Commissioners approved the Department’s reports for donations to support Department programs, services, trainings, employees, hardware, etc.
$96,857.37 for the care and maintenance for Police Service Dogs
$41.41 donation value for a network adapter to be used by Topanga Area Detectives
$4,020 for food and recreational activities and events for the benefit of the West LA Cadet Program
$570.00 for food and recreational activities and events for the benefit of the Headquarters Cadet Post
$450 for food and recreational activities and events for the benefit of the Gateway Cadet Post
$659.99 donation value for a portable sound system to be used during community events for the benefit of West LA Area
$557.55 for propane heaters to be used during Valley Traffic DUI checkpoints during winter months
$2,618.91 for a laptop computer to be used as a replacement for an outdated laptop for the Off Road Unit
The Board of Police Commissioners approved the Department’s reports, dated February 10, 2017, relative to the destruction of obsolete original and/or duplicate records for:
Operations South Bureau
Regular Agenda Items –
The Department’s verbal presentation and discussion, relative to the status of deployment of Beanbag Shotguns contained in the Office of the Inspector General’s report, Inspection of Taser and Beanbag Shotgun Deployment, dated September 28, 2016, (BPC #16-0345) as set forth and the status of the evaluation of the 40MM Less Lethal Device.
The Department’s Report, relative to the Biased Policing and Mediation – 3rd Quarter 2016 Report to the Board of Police Commissioners (BPC #17-0048), was approved.
The Department’s Report, relative to the Evaluation of the Biased Policing Complaint Mediation Pilot Program for the Board of Police Commissioners (BPC #17-0046), was approved.
Closed Session Item -
The Police Commissioners unanimously adopted the Chief’s recommendations -
Notes from the January 31, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting
Commissioner President Matt Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. The meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, all of which (1A through 1T) were approved with no discussion. All Regular Agenda Items
(2A through 2H) were approved.
Chief Charlie Beck reported on the death of Police Reserve Officer Michael Wade, Serial #R1740, who succumbed to his injuries yesterday in Long Beach Memorial Hospital from a previous incident. Chief Beck also reported on an off duty OIS which occurred early Monday morning in Downey where Downey Police officers received a radio call in the 7800 block of Borson Street. Upon arrival, they were met by an off duty LAPD officer, who is assigned to Olympic Division. The officer informed them he was involved in an OIS after being confronted by two suspects. The suspects were transported to local hospitals. The off duty LAPD officer sustained minor, non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The Downey Police Department and LAPD are conducting a joint investigation.
Chief Beck took the opportunity to inform the audience the LAPD has taken part in the national conversation that LAPD would like to reaffirm that ‘Immigration Enforcement' is not in of itself the province of local law enforcement.
Currently there are 9,904 sworn officers, 2,779 civilians, 400 reserve officers, 300 specialist volunteers, 57 chaplain counselors, and 8,411 cadets in the Department.
This concludes the Chief's report.
Notes from the January 17, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting
Commissioner President Matt Johnson opened the meeting and a quorum was established. The meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, all of which (1A through 1G) were approved with no discussion. All Regular Agenda Items (2A through 2C) were approved.
Chief Beck thanked officers that were assigned duty to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade yesterday and to those who attended on their own time. There were two Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) since the last Police Commission meeting. Last night in Olympic Division, officers responded to a residence in which the suspect was armed with a large knife and confronted officers. An OIS occurred, suspect was not hit and was taken into custody. The second OIS occurred on 11th and Hope. A man armed with a large kitchen knife had attacked a Department of Transportation officer on Hope when two LAPD traffic officers responded and an OIS occurred. Officers responded to the suspect's residence where they found a female deceased. Currently there are 9,892 sworn officers, 400 reserve officers, 284 specialist volunteers, and 8,400 cadets in the Department.
This concludes the Chief's report.
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