FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

DrugTest 5000 - Draeger Safety Diagnostics Inc
In the past, roadside drug screening has been difficult because it involved the...

Exclusive Webinar!

Originally aired: June 17, 2014  ‚óŹ 2PM EST

View Webinar Archive Here

Integrated Law Enforcement Complements and Completes Law Enforcement Capabilities

Discover how the combination of intelligence analysis, lead generation, agency collaboration, and communications integration can help you uncover issues faster and take action sooner. Learn how innovative IBM law enforcement solutions can extend the capabilities within your organization to deal with new and emerging threats, improve officer safety, reduce criminal activity, and protect the public. 

Join IBM industry expert Stephen Dalzell and members from the MDPD, IT and homeland security departments of the Miami Dade police department to hear more!

Click here to view archive

 

Top News

L.A. Police Union Launches Public Safety Web site

August 05, 2011  | 

The public safety union representing Los Angeles Police officers has launched a community news and information Web site is fostering greater community engagement, according to the group.

PublicSafetyFirst.com is a community news and information service that features update-to-date crime alerts based on LAPD data analyzed by the Los Angeles Times. It was launched by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL).

PublicSafetyFirst.com sends e-mail messages a list of over 360,000 Los Angeles households in neighborhoods experiencing spikes in crime. The messages display the number and types of crimes on the rise in specific neighborhoods, and link to the Times' neighborhood crime-alerts page. Residents not currently receiving these messages can sign up through the Public Safety First website.

"As a result of our outreach with this new service and the crime prevention links on the Public Safety First site, community members have another resource to report crimes and offer tips to help LAPD officers with their investigations," says Paul M. Weber, president of LAPPL. "We appreciate the community's support and are pleased that PublicSafetyFirst.com and the neighborhood crime alerts have been so well received."

The Web site includes some content available in Spanish and features coverage of local, state and national budgetary issues, and information about local elections, neighborhood safety, community organizations and upcoming events.

As part of the LAPPL's ongoing public education campaign, the Web site also advocates for "a fully funded Los Angeles Police Department." A list of City Hall officials is also available so residents can express their concerns about Los Angeles public safety and voice their support for LAPD officers.

The LAPPL is seeking to strengthen its partnership with the community and make it clear to city leaders that public safety needs to remain their number one priority, according to Weber.

"The League is reinforcing its commitment to the community through innovative programs and increased communication. Particularly in tough economic times, it is vital that Los Angeles residents stress to their elected leaders the importance of making public safety priority number one in the city's budget process," says Weber. "By providing residents with relevant information and facilitating a dialogue with elected city officials, we believe the LAPPL is doing its part toward ensuring Los Angeles avoids making ill-advised cuts to the public safety budget."

Tags: LAPD, Police Unions, Community Relations, Crime Trends


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: New Mexico Officer Cleared of Sexual Assault by Body Camera
Arrested for drunk driving, an Albuquerque woman tried to flip the script on an...
California Woman Charged With Using "Spy Software" on Police Officer's Phone
A woman recently sentenced to state prison for identity theft was charged Friday in U.S....
Homicide Suspect Located Using Vigilant Solutions Historical LPR Data
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department used its...
MILO Range Theater Provides Immersive Use-of-Force Simulator Training
The MILO Range Theater from MILO Range Training Systems provides you with an interactive,...
Florida Police Union Wants Say About Body Camera Policy
The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association is asking the Fort...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine