Angeles Community Policing
a grassroots 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization
Website address: http://www.LACP.org
I am delighted you have found the website useful and easy
to use, and hope you'll visit often. Please feel free to tell
others about our work.
As you no doubt know from your studies at Guilford Tech Community
College in North Carolina, community-based policing programs
and policies are now being employed world-wide. In the main
major efforts are promulgated and run by local governments,
law enforcement groups and universities.
Our nonprofit is unique, and serves the entire LA region,
especially Los Angeles, America's second largest city.
We at Los Angeles Community Policing are a grassroots group,
independent from any law enforcement agency as well as from
the government. The LACP website (www.LACP.org) is a grassroots
community effort too, and I am the webmaster.
We cooperate fully with LAPD, the LA County Sheriff, the local
police union, the Mayor, the City Council and many others,
but this effort is not supported either financially or in
any other way by any of them.
We have neither asked for, nor have received, any funding
from these groups.
Instead we've set up LACP as a nonprofit corporation, and
are actively engaged in finding sponsors, individual and corporate,
who can help us continue the work we're doing.
We'll also be applying for foundation grants (a long process).
It is our desire that we remain grassroots and free from even
the suggestion of impropriety, as we continuously appeal for
the community to contribute letters, articles, calendar items,
We tell all who wish to participate that this is YOUR grassroots
community group, and LACP.org is YOUR website ... because
it is ... it belongs to everyone.
We believe there are many valid points of view, and that the
dialogue and sharing about community policing is, in itself,
of tremendous value.
To that end I'd like to suggest you feel free to send a "Letter
to the Editor" or an article at any time through the website.
We're followed by an avid group of people, about 30,000 a
month at last count, who include community members, law enforcement
officers and government officials.
Thank you again for participating at LACP. We look forward
to your contributions in the future.
Yours in service,
LA Community Policing
323 / 225-6393
......"Community Policing ...
it's everyone's issue"