Public Safety

If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

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.

Neighborhood Public Safety, Crime, and Emergency Information Updates from LAPD on NIXLE

Free updates on emergencies, public safety, crime prevention and more, directly from the LAPD to your cell phone or email inbox.

Residents can sign up to receive updates directed toward one or more specific neighborhoods. To sign up or learn more,visit www.NIXLE.com.

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

  • Devonshire Community Police Station
  • 10250 Etiwanda Avenue, Northridge, CA 91325
  • Phone (818) 832-0633    TDD/TTY (818) 756-9033
  • http://www.lapdonline.org/devonshire_community_police_station
  • Kate Luna, Senior Lead Officer Cell (818) 634-0480
  • Devonshire Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) Contact Number: (818) 756-8270

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

  • 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Monroe High School Auditorium
  • 9229 Haskell Avenue, North Hills, CA

North Hills Coordinating Council Meeting

  • 4th Tuesday of each month
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Shalom Methodist Church
  • 15435 Rayen Street, North Hills, CA

17A99 Neighborhood Watch Meeting – North Hills Area

  • 4th Wednesday of each month
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Sepulveda Methodist Church
  • 15435 Rayen Street, North Hills, CA

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.lacity.org/EMERGENCYCONTACT/index.htm and included are these links 

Call 3-1-1 for any non-emergency City services.

Non-emergency Police 877-275-5273
TTY Service 213-847-0652
Park-related emergencies 323-913-7390
Water Service 800-342-5397
Power Service 800-342-5397
Gas Service 800-427-2200
Traffic Signals 213-580-1177
Road closures (Cal Trans) 800-427-7623
Street Lights 800-996-2489
American Red Cross public information 213-739-5200
Animal Services 888-452-7381
Building Inspection 888-524-2845
Storm damage/mud slide reports 888-524-2845
Refuse collection 800-773-2489
Sewer/storm drain problems 800-773-2489
Trees down/debris removal & related problems 800-996-2489

For assistance accessing City services, dial 3-1-1 within City limits, toll free 24 hours
a day, seven days a week or log-on to www.lacity.org and click on the 3-1-1 icon.

For information about emergency preparedness programs in the City of Los Angeles, contact:

Emergency Management Department
200 North Spring Street, Room 1533
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213-484-4800 Fax: 213-978-0517
E-mail: emd.emdweb@lacity.org

MEGAN’S LAW

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

Domestic Violence Hotline
800-978-3600

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
TDD 800-787-3224

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

  • 10124 Balboa Boulevard
  • (818) 756-8687

Fire Station 90

  • 7921 Woodley Avenue
  • (818) 756-8690

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: 

Contact information:      

  • Phone (213) 978-4093 – main line

Valley Bureau Neighborhood Prosecutors

  • Gita O’Neill, Assistant Supervising City Attorney
  • 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., 4th Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • Tel (818) 374-6837   Fax (818) 374-6813

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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:

  • - Ready LA, a website that has  important facts, valuable tips and critical reminders for developing emergency preparedness plans to help you, your family and pets survive every type of conceivable disaster at http://www.readyla.org/.
  • - Emergency Updates from the city http://www.emergency.lacity.org/EmergencyNewsandUpdates/index.htm 
  • - Stake holders can get involved with the Community  Emergency Response Team (CERT) program at http://www.cert-la.com.  The CERT Program is an invaluable course designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors in an emergency situation.  CERT members receive 17 1/2 hours (one day a week for seven weeks) of initial training.  CERT is provided free of charge within the City of Los Angeles to anyone 18 or over.  
  • - The American Red Cross provides training in first aid and emergency prepardness.Check for more information  at  http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class.