Security – Keeping you and your Family Safe
As everyone knows crime is still an issue in Hancock Park. The LAPD has an initiative to reduce burglaries and thefts and needs our help. If you’ve been the victim or have any information about crime in your area call Wilshire Detectives at 213-922-8205.
If you notice suspicious activity and believe a crime is in the process of being committed call 911, and don’t confront the person yourself. Also, if you have a private security service, notify them. If something does not seem like an emergency call 877-275-5273, the Non-Emergency Dispatch Number. If the lines are busy you will get a recording asking you to hold for an operator. Do not call the Wilshire Division Station if you need officers to respond. There is an answering machine at the Station, but Stations do not dispatch officers to calls; that is done via 911 or the non-emergency number.
There are two private patrol services operating in Hancock Park: SSA and ADT. These services are paid for by individual homeowners and are not a resource to be called by non-subscribers. Please remember to call the appropriate service if there is a problem so the issue can be dealt with in the most efficient way possible. More detailed information about Private Patrol Services can be found on the Safety and Security Section of the Association website. If you’re not already a subscriber please consider becoming one, it means more security for everyone.
In order to make yourself a less attractive target for criminals remember to lock your doors and windows, even if you’re home. Don’t leave things in view in your car and always lock your car. Report suspicious activity to the LAPD and to your block captain, and never confront someone yourself.
Now that the winter rains have arrived in force, the Tree Committee is busy planting new parkway trees. If you need a parkway tree contact the committee to be sure you’re on the list or to get on the list if we’ve missed you. The City has established new spacing guidelines, so it may be the case that where there were once two trees in a parkway, the city will only allow replanting of one tree. Also, remember to plant trees on your property for summer shade and beauty.
Remember, Hancock Park is an HPOZ so be sure and check with our City Planner Suki Gershenhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org), before starting any major landscahing or planning changes to the exterior of your house . 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.