A Block ... the pamphlet
bright paper printed on two sides then folded
page 1 (front):
COMMUNITY POLICING, THE IDEAL BASIC CAR & YOU
It is the mission of the Los Angeles Police Department
to safeguard the lives and property of the people we
serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and
to enhance public safety while working with the diverse
communities to improve their quality of life.
Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while
at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical
standards to maintain public confidence.
It is the vision of the LAPD to, as closely as possible,
achieve a City free from crime and public disorder.
page 2 (inside left):
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THE IDEAL BASIC CAR
The organization and structure of LAPD insures that
every neighborhood, in every community, has it's own
unique group of LAPD Police Officers serving it around
These Police Officers are assigned to what is known
as the IDEAL BASIC CAR, which is usually a black and
white LAPD patrol vehicle, but might also be a bike
patrol or a foot beat.
Supervised by a Senior Lead Officer (SLO) the typical
Basic Car has two Officers each shift, and since they
are deployed 24 hours a day, every community in the
City has an extensive compliment of Officers who serve
LAPD encourages communication and cooperation with local
residents so that it can better understand the needs
and the problems of a particular area.
In every neighborhood, the SLOs and the Basic Car Police
Officers are the front line representatives of the Department.
Each of them is dedicated to reaching out to their local
community, a block or two at a time, until the entire
Basic Car area is included.
The Police Officers of the Ideal Basic Car and their
LAPD supervisors invite members of the public to feel
free to introduce themselves to their Basic Car Officers.
We need to get to know each other.
As LAPD Chief of Police Bernard C. Parks has said about
problem solving partnerships, "Safeguarding our communities
is a combined responsibility shared by all residents..."
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For the Los Angeles Police Department to be most effective
it is extremely important it forms strong partnerships
with the community.
This concept is called Community Policing. The interaction
and cooperation between LAPD and the public is vital
if the Department is to live up to it's motto:
TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE
One of the cornerstones of Community Policing is the
C-PAB, the Community Police Advisory Board. Each LAPD
Area has it's own C-PAB, where concerned local residents
meet with the Area Commanders of their LAPD Division
In addition, there are frequent Town Hall Meetings,
Community Forums and weekly Police Commission meetings
at Parker Center, LAPD headquarters. The Commission
convenes on occasion in different parts of the City,
so that everyone in the community has an opportunity
to meet and address the Board.
LAPD wants to increase participation and partnership
with the community. We encourage the residents of Los
Angeles to meet, talk to and share ideas with all LAPD
members, and at all levels.
Having community members engaged with LAPD in Problem
Solving is the best way to improve the quality of life.
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LAPD & YOU
There are many ways that Los
Angeles community members and
LAPD Officers work in cooperation with each other to
insure the City is a great place to live.
Ask your Basic Car Police Officer to help you get more
information on any of the following LAPD programs:
Neighborhood Watch ../..
Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB)
Senior Lead Officers (SLOs)..
Ideal Basic Car
Special Enforcement Unit ../..
Graffiti Removal ../..
Neighborhood Clean Ups
Youth Activities ../..
Community Relations ../..
Volunteer Programs ../..
Community Police Academy
And feel free to visit your local Community Police Station:
HOLLENBECK COMMUNITY POLICE STATION
2111 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
OFFICER : ___________________________ (213) 485-2942