LAPD Reduces Front-Desk Hours

//LAPD Reduces Front-Desk Hours

The Los Angeles Police Department is doing away with around-the-clock front-desk hours, aiming to put more officers into the field to respond to calls. Starting Friday, Dec. 1, a pair of stations in the San Fernando Valley — Devonshire and West Valley — and the Southeast and Southwest stations in South Los Angeles shift from a 24-hour front-desk schedule to a 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. schedule, LAPD officials announced. Tom Saggau, a spokesman for the police union, said there is “no debate” that Los Angeles “needs more police officers on the street” and that the “limited station closures are intended to put more officers on patrol in these neighborhoods.”

Starting Friday, Dec. 1, a pair of stations in the San Fernando Valley — Devonshire and West Valley — and the Southeast and Southwest stations in South Los Angeles shift from a 24-hour front-desk schedule to a 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. schedule, LAPD officials announced.

Eventually, 16 police divisions throughout the city will cut their business hours, leaving front desks unstaffed during early-morning hours, according to LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein.

“There’s not a lot of action in the middle of the night with these officers,” he said. “The much better use for them is on the street.”

 

2017-12-01T06:34:11+00:00

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