Councilmember Huizar joined with LAPD Hollenbeck Capt. Baeza, officers and local residents this week to announce the expansion of LAPD footbeat patrols along main corridors in Council District 14. The Community Partners program builds on a successful initiative started last year at Hollenbeck Division and fits in well with Councilmember Huizar's efforts to create more pedestrian friendly corridors that are destination points for local residents.
"I want to thank LAPD Hollenbeck Capt. Baeza for doubling foot beat patrols in Hollenbeck Division, including El Sereno and Boyle Heights through the Community Partners program," said Councilmember Huizar. "This effort encourages community policing and helps build trust between LAPD and local residents and business owners. I would like to see this model expanded Citywide. Adding officers walking along our main corridors will also help with our efforts to re-energize and encourage more pedestrian use along our main boulevards."
The program will add four additional footbeat areas to LAPD's existing patrols for a total of eight throughout the division.
Four Existing Footbeats:
1. Cesar Chavez Blvd Between State and Evergreen
2. North Broadway Between Ave 21 and Lincoln Park
3. Huntington Dr. Between Eastern and Pueblo
4. Whittier Blvd Between Indiana and Lorena
Four New Footbeats:
1. Soto Blvd Between Olympic and Whittier
2. Olympic Blvd between Soto and Camulos
3. Eastern Between Huntington Drive and Klamath
4. 1st Street Between Boyle and Soto