Sheriff’s Department to conduct community policing surveys

PALMDALE – On Saturday, January 26, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the city of Palmdale will conduct community policing surveys.

More than 150 law enforcement and city of Palmdale personnel will be contacting 600 homes in the designated area between Division Street and 6th Street East, from Palmdale Boulevard to Technology Drive.

The operation’s command post will be at Desert Sands Park, 39101 3rd Street East in Palmdale.

The operation will begin at 9 a.m.

The objective of the operation is for authorities to collaborate with Palmdale residents in developing problem solving strategies for neighborhood issues.

“Together, we will develop long term strategies and build stronger relationships that will further reduce crime and improve communications between your sheriff’s station and the citizens of this community,” said Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Captain Bobby Denham.

Citizens in the survey area are encouraged to partner with the Sheriff’s Department by completing the survey, which will give the department a better idea of primary neighborhood concerns.

Citizens who do not live in the designated area are encouraged to visit the command post if they have any questions or concerns they would like to express to Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.

The public is highly encouraged to participate in this effort, which will further the efforts of the Antelope Valley Crime Fighting Initiatives (AVCFI) to reduce crime across the valley.

The Sheriff’s Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services Bureau (COPS), along with station teams, reserves, explorers, volunteer units and the Antelope Valley Mounted Unit will be conducting the surveys.

 (Information via press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.)

  13 comments for “Sheriff’s Department to conduct community policing surveys

  1. January 9, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Learn more about problem-oriented policing and community-oriented policing – why it is needed and why it works! For insight and direction on this and other important police improvement issues, take a look at my blog at where other current police improvement issues are discussed. Good luck and may we all experience not just good but great policing! Great policing is accomplished by police who are well-trained and led, controlled in their use of force, honest, courteous to every person, and closely in touch with the communities they serve.

  2. Valerie
    January 9, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Nobody don’t care none the less about palmdale deputies they aren’t going to get nobody to part take in their survey palmdale sheriffs has marked the city of palmdale with emotional & pysical scaring and citizens are tired of being abused by them they need to learn to treat ppl as ppl not animals just because of where they live or know

    • Tim B.
      January 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

      You’re not a “citizen of Palmdale”, you’re a guest here. In one of your long, poorly written missives defending the criminal element, You told us you moved here from Watts. To me that means you’ll probably move again, to Mojave or Barstow, when the housing market picks up and you are driven out further.

      Stop acting like you’re speaking for the “citizens of Palmdale” when you’re not.

      • Valerie
        January 10, 2013 at 7:25 am

        Tim beotch yea I’m from watts and sweetie I don’t run from no one I’m not moving no where unlike the whites they were in l.a,then the valley,they got ran outta there so ya claiming a desert but I’m not going no where booboo

  3. Joanne
    January 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    you sound highly paranoid. Hiding something?

  4. ed
    January 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Recognizing what the Sheriffs Department is trying to accomplish,a myriad of questions immediately arise in my mind. Have these 600 households been previously noticed? Will the Officers be in uniform and in black and whites? What identification will “city of Palmdale personnel” have? Will the questions be in writing? What is the purpose of the “operation’s command post”? How are citizens outside of the designated area allowed to participate? Will this be in the nature of a Probation Sweep? Will the Antelope Valley Mounted Unit be on horseback? Why? or Why Not? What will be the consequences if residents do not wish to participate? and many many more questions.

    • really
      January 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      Here is one simple answer… Your an [removed]… Ive seen these done before… Deputies simply go door to door and ask the residents what their concerns are…. It means the area is having problems so they ask residents their concerns then spend months working on the problems in the area…. It kinda serves as a notice to bad people that the law is coming and they should probably move on

      • Gladys
        January 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        What you just said is, the real purpose is to serve as a notice to bad people that the law is coming and they should probably move on?
        You make it sound like the cops don’t (really) have the residents best interest in mind.
        I would prefer to believe they are trying to address the trust issues and make contact with the community to find out what they are seeing. Neighbors are the eyes and ears of a community.
        Kudos to Palmdale.

        • really
          January 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm

          I didnt say that was the real purpose… The purpose as I stated is to ask the residents what their concerns are… A secondary effect is that bad people see the cops come into the neighborhood talking to people thus causing them to say ummm maybe i wont be able to terrorize people anymore. And your comments about trust issues are simplistic… The best way for cops to build trust is to go into the community, communicate, treat people equitably and make the bad people go away…

          • Gladys
            January 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

            Good, I was hoping that a person with your influence and position was not putting a negative spin on this activity. It sounds great.

          • really
            January 9, 2013 at 7:49 am

            Not sure what influence pr position your reffering to…

    • Joanne
      January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      _you sound highly paranoid. Hiding something?

    • Uncle Tom
      January 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Did you even read the article?

      While some of your questions were not answered, others were. Why not show up at the command post on that day and ask? Voice your concern!

      Every one of the personnel listed has a uniform, and since they will be contacting the public as a representative of the LASD, will likely be required to have said uniform on. As for identification, every one of the personnel listed should also has that available, as a picture ID. The personnel may or may not be in a “black and white”, as VOP’s (Volunteers on Patrol) drive all white vehicle, mounted units may or may not bring out their horses (I would guess they would), and its entirely possible that they will work in teams and walk the area so they could meet and greet the community easier.

      Seriously I could go on, but you sound jaded, or worried of some sort of backlash, perhaps you have a negative outlook on law enforcement. Irregardless, if you are that concerned, perhaps calling Palmdale station, trying to contact somebody who has more info, and/or showing up at the command post and having your concerns dealt with at that time would be better.

      Its obvious to most that this particular area is a hotbed of negativity. The city of Palmdale, and the LASD are doing community policing, contacting citizens, giving them a chance to voice their concerns and learn that LASD are here to help. Many people don’t know what to do, who to contact, how to go about it. This is a way for citizens to express themselves and let those who can do something what their real concerns are. This is not a parole sweep, sex offender sweep, etc. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure if a crime is spotted, they will take action, but that is not the goal of this event.

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