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The following information is provided as a resource to you should you need information or have questions, require assistance, or need to report on public safety issues that are non-emergency in nature. You may click on the links highlighted in blue to be directed accordingly.
LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
North Hills West is protected by the Devonshire Community Police Station, which also serves the communities of Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Northridge, North Hills East, Porter Ranch, West Hills and Winnetka. The station is headed by Captain Kris E. Pitcher
You and your neighbors will greatly benefit from attending the following LAPD Devonshire Basic Car Neighborhood Watch meetings. It is entirely free and you can remain informed about crime in your area by merely attending a one-hour meeting just once a month.
17A65 Neighborhood Watch Meeting – Northridge/North Hills Area
North Hills Coordinating Council Meeting
17A99 Neighborhood Watch Meeting – North Hills Area
To find out which basic car area you belong to, a map is provided at http://www.lapdonline.org/assets/pdf/Devonshire_BC_09.pdf.
For more information, please click on the links below:
In case of assistance for city services call 311.
The City of LA also provides a website with a list of emergency contact info, http://www.emergency.
Call 3-1-1 for any non-emergency City services.
For assistance accessing City services, dial 3-1-1 within City limits, toll free 24 hours
For information about emergency preparedness programs in the City of Los Angeles, contact:
The State of California Department of Justice/Office of the Attorney General implement Megan’s Law and maintain a list of registered sex offenders in California. Please note that as of November 9, 2012, Federal Court orders temporary stay of law enforcement collection of registered sex offenders e-mail(s), screen name(s), and internet service provider(s) pursuant to Proposition 35, the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act. Until further notice, the DOJ and local law enforcement will not require registrants to submit this specific information. For more information on Megan’s law, the following links are provided for you:
Domestic Violence Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic violence is more than just a “family problem”; it is a crime. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recognizes that domestic violence is a major problem in Los Angeles County and throughout the United States. Each year, more than two million women are victims of domestic violence, and one million children are physically abused.
In California, it is a crime for any person to threaten, beat, sexually assault or otherwise harm another person, even if they are married. Battering is not exclusively a crime against women, but they are the majority affected.
One of every two families in the United States is involved in domestic violence at some time. Domestic violence is a repetitive pattern in people’s lives. Victims or witnesses of domestic violence in childhood are mostly likely to repeat such acts as adults.
The current incidence of domestic violence cannot be tolerated. Too many women are beaten. Too many children are abused. Too many homes are battlegrounds. There is a way out! Victims do not need to submit and lead a life of tension between calm and storm.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, now is the time to start thinking about protecting yourself. The fact that you are seeking assistance is a very good sign. It means you are seriously considering your situation. Calling the police, telling a friend, or contacting a shelter is the first step. Please don’t wait until it is too late. Many studies show that an uninterrupted cycle of violence only worsens over time. Hotlines and shelters are there to be used and counseling is available. It’s as close as a phone call and it’s free. Let us help you.
LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT
North Hills West is served by Fire Stations 87 & 90, and may be contacted as follows:
Fire Station 87
Fire Station 90
If you would like to learn more about the Los Angeles Fire Department, please click on the links listed below. You will find information on fire prevention, disaster preparedness, fire and life safety education, LAFD Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Program, get access to LAFD’s weekly bulletins, and find ways to volunteer.
CITY ATTORNEY’S NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTOR PROGRAM
Neighborhood Prosecutors work to find innovative solutions to long-standing neighborhood problems. The program focuses on fighting the most corrosive crimes for communities: drug sales, prostitution, illegal dumping, graffiti, and street racing. Operating under the “brokens windows” theory, Neighborhood Prosecutors aim to identify, prioritize, and address these criminal problems before they grow into more serious offenses that can lead to urban decay in our communities. City prosecutors understand that the ability to respond to neighborhood complaints and address criminal problems proactively is critical to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. For more information on the City Attorney’s Neighborhood Prosecutor Program, please click on the following links:
Valley Bureau Neighborhood Prosecutors
The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management provides links and information regarding preparation and recovery from natural and man made disasters. There are numerous links providing information from the local,state and federal level. Links include, but are not limited to, the following: