This edition of the LAPD Olympic Division Captain’s Corner is hosted by Olympic Area Patrol Captain Robert Arcos. Olympic Area Captain Tina Nieto is on a well deserved vacation.
Captain Arcos addresses the following topics in the Captain’s Corner video:
- Crime reduction for Part 1 crimes is down 14% – 4th in the city! 526 fewer crimes this year. Part 1 crimes are defined as robbery, burglary from motor vehicles, aggravated assaults, grand theft auto, personal property thefts (these numbers reflect data collected prior to the robbery/shooting in Windsor Square on Monday, November 14th – see update below).
- Upcoming events –
- December 3rd…Olympic Division is hosting 2nd annual CERT Exercise (Community Emergency Responder Training); contact Olympic Division community relations office for more details.
- Holidays…remember those less fortunate; if you have items to be donated to needy families, please drop them off at Olympic Division community relations office and they will distribute.
- Holidays…be cogniscient of your surroundings; pay extra attention to your personal surroundings; use your trunk – keep things out of site; use ATMs during the day or in well lit areas.
This video was produced before the unfortunate shooting in Windsor Square on Monday.
At the Windsor Square Association meeting on November 16th at the Ebell Theater, officers from the Olympic Division reported that the victim of Monday’s robbery was recovering. According to the police report, she did not resist. The shooter allegedly pointed a gun, demanded money and when she said she didn’t have any – he allegedly pushed her down and shot her in the leg.
Patrols of the area where the crime happened have been intensified – with Olympic Division assigning a special unit to the area to be proactive about prevention.
Be aware of your surroundings. Be careful. In the event of an emergency – dial 911. For less urgent crime reports – call 1-877-ASK-LAPD. If you use a land line when calling, the police will know exactly where you are calling from – which, of course, is advantageous in an emergency.