Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Upcoming Opportunities: Speed Humps & Community Police Academy

For those interested in obtaining speed humps for a residential block, or in learning more about community police and safety work, it’s time to start revving your engines – opportunities for both are opening up in the next few weeks.  Here’s the basic information from the city:

Speed Humps

The Speed Hump Program opens up a review cycle every 6 months to take petitions for speed humps. The speed hump application window will open Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8 a.m. PST For more info and to start the process, click on  Step 1 and follow the instructions.  Additionally, after you have completed Step 1 and still believe you qualify for Speed Humps, download and complete Step 2.  Both parts are needed to start the process. For more information, please visit:

Also, do note that the registration period closes as soon as a certain number of applications have been received…which can be as quickly as five minutes after the session opens.  So it’s very important, if you’d like to apply, to be ready to go at exactly at 8 a.m. on January 29.

Community Police Academy

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On February 19, 2020 LAPD’s Operations West Bureau will begin the Community Police Academy for adults. This session will be hosted by Hollywood Division. The Academy offers an exposure and orientation to a variety of policing concepts, and operations within the Los Angeles Police Department. Completion of this Academy will provide community members the minimum training needed to participate in the Volunteer Patrol Program. Members must be 18 years or older, live or work in the Operations West Bureau area, have no prior felony convictions, no outstanding warrants, and no pending criminal cases.

The class is 10 weeks long and covers topics such as “LAPD and its history, patrol/detective operations, pursuits and traffic policies, child abuse, hate crimes, vice and gang operations, criminal law, a presentation by Metro Division (SWAT, K-9), domestic violence, narcotics, and Internal Affairs. The class will also participate in tours of LAPD’s new Police Administration Building, Air Support Division, and the Communications facility. ”  There will also be a firearms training simulation.

For more information, see the attached flier, OWB’s Community Police Academy web page, or contact the Wilshire Community Relations Office at (213) 473-0200.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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