Community Carnival and Haunted House This Weekend!

LAPD Olympic Division is hosting a:

Community Carnival and Haunted House this weekend!

1130 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Friday, October 22 (2 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
Saturday, October 23 (12 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Sunday, October 24 (12 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

Haunted House:
Friday – Sunday (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

More information: 213-793-0785

VIDEO: County's Parks After Dark Program Leads To Friendly Basketball Game Between Sheriff's Deputies And Compton Teens

Overall Crime Continues To Decline In Communities Policed By The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

As of July 31, 2010, preliminary crime data shows that criminal homicides in Sheriff’s patrol areas have decreased by 21.43 percent, compared to the same year-to-date period last year (127 homicides last year compared to 98 this year). This follows a five-year continuous decrease, resulting in a 53.52 percent decrease in homicides as there were five years ago and the lowest homicide rate since 1975. Most notable were decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area (including the city of Compton and nearby unincorporated areas) and Century Station area (which includes the city of Lynwood and nearby unincorporated areas). Compton Station homicides have reduced by 41.96 percent, with 31 homicides last year compared to 18 this year. Century Station had 24 homicides during the same period last year, as compared to 16 homicides this year, for a 33.33 percent decrease.

Reported incidents of violent crimes (Part I) have declined 3.76 percent, and serious property crimes (Part I) have declined by 3.75 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 3.75 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes. Sheriff’s stations experiencing the most significant decreases in overall violent crimes (Part I) over the same period last year included Marina Del Rey Station at 41.5, percent, Walnut Station at 34.2 percent, San Dimas Station at 25.3 percent, and Lomita Station at 19.5 percent.

Crime prevention information, as well as reported crime statistics, can be found on the “Crime Prevention and Information” page of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website, These include specific statistics for each city and unincorporated community patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

VIDEO: Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Department Heroes Honored

Presentation of scrolls to the following LA County Sheriff and Fire Departments’ personnel for their extraordinary acts of heroism in the early morning hours of December 13, 2009, when they rescued a woman and her son from a burning home in East Rancho Dominguez, as arranged by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.

Compton Sheriff’s Station: Sergeant Ulysses Cruz, and Deputies Miguel Balderrama, Irma Rayas, DeJay Barber, Michael Kurinuj, Paul Carmona, and Dru Strong.

County Fire Station 31: Captain Scott Edwards, Fire Fighter Specialist Jeff Audet, Fire Fighter Derek Moree, and Fire Fighter Paramedics Scott Crosby, Jeffrey Brinkman, and Jeffrey Skogen.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Statement on LAPD Chief William Bratton's Resignation Announcement


Supervisor Ridley-Thomas: “When Chief Bratton arrived in Los Angeles seven years ago, I was a member of the Los Angeles City Council. He assumed command of a police department in need of reform and restoration of a badly tarnished image. His common sense, honest and fair approach to leadership, has succeeded in reducing crime, while improving community relations. He should be credited with elevating the department to the top ranks among law enforcement agencies in the country.”