Know Your Block Captain and Stay Safe
The most important part of keeping our homes and families safe is an active Neighborhood Watch. And the foundation of a successful Neighborhood Watch is your block captain. The Block Captain and Security Committees recruit new block captains and support the existing ones. So we thank our Block Captains Committee, particularly Jen DeVore and Cindy Chvatal and our Security Committee chair, Peter Gorelick for all the work they do to help support our community network.
The Association recently hosted a dinner at the Wilshire Country Club recently where Councilman Ryu and our new Field Deputy, Rob Fisher, joined the Block Captains for dinner and discussions. Our block captains also heard from our Security Committee Chair, Peter Gorelick, and other Board members of the Association.
Your block captains keep their neighbors informed about what’s going on, interface with the City and, most importantly, they are the core of our neighborhood watch; providing security and eyes on the ground for the LAPD and security services. If you don’t know who your block captain is then contact the Association. If your block doesn’t have a block captain and you want to volunteer (Yeah!) then also contact the Association.
Remember to pay your Association dues, which you can now do on our website. Your dues help fund the many initiatives that keep Hancock Park beautiful. Your dues also show the City and other organizations that you support the work the Association does on your behalf.
Remember, to report any suspicious behavior to the LAPD, keep your doors and cars locked and, if you have an alarm, set it even if you’re in the house. If you think someone is trying to break into your home call 911 immediately. DO NOT CONFRONT THE PERSON YOURSELF!
If you plan to change your landscaping or make changes to the exterior of your house please contact our City Planner, Kimberly Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org) before starting to make sure your plans comply with our Preservation Plan. The HPOZ Preservation Plan, which regulates our HPOZ can be found at http://www.preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park There is also an online form you can fill out to help speed up the process (http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/initial.screening.checklist). Report graffiti sightings by calling 311 or at the City’s Anti-Graffiti Request System - http://anti-graffiti.lacity.org/welcome.cfm?CFID=1007&CFTOKEN=411CDB4F-0FC3-4EE1-89DE58DCCB435538 and by calling Hollywood Beautification, 323-463-5180.