Hollywood Community Programs
North Hollywood Community Police Station is very proud of its many
community programs. We find that these programs are a great way
to keep in touch with the entire community, which in turn allows
us to better serve those who work and/or live here. Below are descriptions
of several of our community programs. New listings and updated information
will be added regularly, so be sure to visit this site often. We
look forward to seeing more of you benefiting from these activities.
Analysis Detail (CAD) continues to support the FASTRAC program.
FASTRAC stands for Focus, Accountability, Strategy, Teamwork, Response,
and Coordination. It is the Department’s program for analyzing crime
problems and patterns, providing immediate information to the officers,
detectives, and community members who work on the problems, and
for holding employees responsible for the performance of their duties.
North Hollywood Crime Analysis Detail (CAD) consists of four positions
(three civilian and one sworn). Each member of the CAD team is skilled
in computer analysis. The personnel produce division specific computer
generated maps depicting current crime problems for an identified
area. Personnel assist officers and detectives by producing crime
alert notifications that are distributed throughout the city. The
CAD unit also incorporates into its daily function CalGang responsibilities.
This position supports law enforcement efforts to identify gang
members and gang-related criminal activities.
Police Advisory Board
North Hollywood Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) has been
in existence since the mid-1990's. The two dozen members of this
Board give support, advice and guidance to the management staff
of the North Hollywood Area in the identification, prioritization
and resolution of local problems.
goal of the CPAB continues to be the "Hispanic Outreach Program."
Analysis shows that some portions of our community, which contain
higher than average amounts of criminal activity, are less involved
in Neighborhood Watch and community-police problem solving. Many
of these neighborhoods are largely Hispanic in culture. It is also
recognized that in areas where people distrust or are distant from
their police officers, the people tend to suffer more heavily from
crime, gang intimidation and problems such as domestic violence.
Los Angeles Police Department Management Principle is Public Approbation
of Police. North Hollywood Area realizes that the ability of the
police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval
of police existence, actions, behavior, and the ability for the
police to secure and maintain public respect. The purpose of community
policing is ensuring the community we serve knows that their police
department is working in partnership with them and addressing their
priorities. This is the purpose of the Basic Car Program.
Hollywood Area’s Basic Car Program, which places additional supervisory
oversight into the community policing/problem solving structure
and brings Senior Lead Officers closer to their Basic Car beat is
fully operational. Senior Lead Officers dedicate a minimum of four
out of five workdays to full time community problem solving efforts.
This is accomplished by listening to the community, prioritizing
concerns, identifying resources available, and following up.
members of the Basic Car are responsible for developing and maintaining
community relationships within the Basic Car Areas. Senior Lead
Officers are the Basic Car community-police problem-solving facilitators.
Sergeants ensure patrol officers’ available time is used for directed
patrol to implement pre-planned problem-solving strategies. Watch
Commander’s are responsible for maintaining Basic Car Integrity.
North Hollywood’s Commanding Officer, Bruce Crosley, is the chair
of the Area Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB).
Valley Police Activity League Supporters (PALS)
Purpose of the East Valley Police Activity League Supporters is
to establish an involvement between the community, local business
people, youth and the Police Department. To engage in some meaningful
programs designed to improve conditions and public relations within
the boundaries of the North Hollywood Area.
organization is operated by a Board of Directors comprised of a
group of dedicated volunteers and is supported by an additional
group of volunteers who have always offered their time and efforts
towards building a better community.
League is self-supporting and derives its budget through various
fund raising events and general membership. Two of the largest fund
raising events are the PALS Luncheon where we honor the Police Officers
of the Month and the Year as well as Citizens of the Year, and the
Annual Golf Tournament. The funds raised are used to aid in a variety
of crime prevention efforts.
League is active in the prevention of crime, and maintains a communications
link between the community and the police. General Membership meetings
are held periodically to inform and educate the public on crime
League provides materials for the Neighborhood Watch and Commercial
Alert programs in our North Hollywood Area.
also provide non-budgetary items to the North Hollywood Community
Police Station such as cameras, film, fax machines, or any other
such items that aid the police in their daily work.
League also seeks to diminish crime by supporting local youth group
programs. These programs teach discipline and respect for the community
through fellowship and athletic programs. Anyone who wishes can
make a cash donation earmarked for the North Hollywood Division
through the East Valley PALS.
more information regarding PALS, please contact the Community Relations
Office at 818-623-4001.