LANCASTER – Are you a resident or business owner in the Lancaster Station service area who is concerned about public safety in your community? If so, then you may want to add your name to the list of residents being considered for the Lancaster Station’s Community Advisory Committee, slated to be in place by next month.
To be eligible for the Advisory Committee, you must be at least 18 years old and live or own a business in Lancaster, Quartz Hill, Lake Los Angeles, Antelope Acres or any of the other unincorporated areas policed by the Lancaster Station.
You must also agree to attend the Sheriff’s Department’s Community Academy, an eight-week program that provides residents with insight into how the department does its job.
Lancaster Station Captain Bob Jonsen says he is looking to select at least one resident or business owner from each city or town within the jurisdiction of the Lancaster Station in order to have a comprehensive representation of the community.
He said the Community Advisory Committee will meet with him on a regular basis, bring concerns in their neighborhoods to his attention, and act as a liaison between the Sheriff’s Department and the community.
“I want people from the business community and from particular neighborhoods, especially the high crime areas, so I can communicate with them,” Jonsen said. “I can’t help you or your neighborhoods unless I really really know what the problem is.”
Jonsen estimates the Advisory Committee will have between 12 to 15 members, but he says the number is not set in stone, and he will select as many residents as needed to get a full representation of the community.
In you would like to be considered for the Lancaster Station’s Community Advisory Committee, contact Sgt. Theresa Dawson at 661-948-8466.