in Los Angeles - congratulations and thank you for LACP
November 25, 2004
Dear Bill Murray:
I mistakenly found your in-depth website while surfing the net and
felt compelled to congratulate you. I know how hard putting together
a website is and how hard it is to put one together promoting the
LAPD and community safety.
I am a Police Officer with the city. Not LAPD but, with the General
Services Division. The 40+ officers assigned to protect City Hall
and patrol hundreds of other city buildings, maintenance yards,
council field offices and the like, take great responsibility in
serving the city employees, visitors and citizens who come to our
We will soon have a much larger role that may interest your readers.
The City Council is currently studying the feasibility to make our
community parks and libraries safer. The council is proposing to
merge the General Services Police with the City's Park Rangers.
The Park Rangers who have worked in some of our worst crime ridden
parks unarmed will soon become General Services Police Officers
and we will combine forces to better patrol various facilities throughout
The General Services Division will also administer the operations
of the Zoo and Convention center security to create an L.A. City
"Office of Public Safety."
The Officers of General Services routinely assist LAPD officers
at crime scenes and requests for help. Our new Office of Public
Safety merger hopefully will free LAPD officers to continue patrol
in the neighborhoods and respond to the various calls for service
Hopefully our effort will complement your efforts and make L.A.
City a safer place for all.