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Northeast Community Programs

C.L.E.A.R. (Community Law Enforcement and Recovery)

C.L.E.A.R. is a collaboration of law enforcement agencies, all working together as a team to address Northeast Area’s gang problem in the Highland Park and Cypress Park areas. This program was developed with the assistance of a federal grant to provide personnel specifically for these efforts. The law enforcement agencies involved include the Los Angeles Police Department, the City Attorney’s Office, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

Northeast’s C.L.E.A.R. personnel include two detectives, four police officers and one sergeant. The multi-agency approach to gang suppression has been most effective in mobilizing all of the resources of the criminal justice system to combat gang crime. Personnel are focusing on specific individuals responsible for criminal activity instead of focusing on the type of crime being committed.

The enforcement efforts for this program have proven to be extremely successful. Crime in the affected areas has decreased by approximately 68% and gang crime alone has decreased in the Northeast Area by 30%.

We look forward to continued success in the upcoming year with our efforts to suppress criminal activity and provide a better quality of life for community members in the affected neighborhood.

Safe Passages
The Safe Passages program is one of the many projects that C.L.E.A.R. is bringing to Northeast Area. Safe Passages involves parents, grandparents and neighbors located next to schools. Participating individuals are asked to be outside their houses in the morning from 7:15 to 8:15 and in the afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 to watch children as they go to and from school. Participants are not asked to become involved in a conflict but to serve as a deterrent and if necessary call 911. 

The Cadet Program has made great strides since its inception into LAPD. Law enforcement "cadet" is a youth volunteer service program for young men and women ages 14 to 20 years. Cadets must maintain above average grades and participate in physical training. This program gives young adults discipline as well as the opportunity to be peer and community leaders.

The Northeast Cadets Post 43, was proud to present their First Annual Cadet Tactical Challenge. It was held at the Police Academy and attended by over 120 Cadets sponsored by many different law enforcement agencies from all over Southern California.  Interested parents may go to Northeast Community Police Station to complete an application.  Open enrollment is every Wednesday at 5:45 P.M. in the Northeast Community Relations Office.  

Northeast is always eager to receive new applicants for the Cadet Program. Call Youth Services Officers

Olga Lowe or Jonathan Roman in the Northeast Area Community Relations Office (323) 344-5712.

Neighborhood Watch and Community Meetings
Police officers cannot fight crime alone. The assistance of Neighborhood Watch groups is of great help to the Northeast Area. Neighbors become acquainted with one another, host monthly meetings or potlucks, share phone numbers and work schedules, and community duties. The Neighborhood Watch Block Captain maintains close contact with Community Relations Officers and Senior Lead Officers as well as their Basic Car Officers in reporting crime and suspicious activity. Officers attend several of the community meetings to provide crime trend information specific to neighborhoods and to experience non-threatening community contact. This year Northeast Area police officers have attended over 85 meetings along with approximately 4,475 community members. To schedule an LAPD officer for a meeting or to get assistance with forming a Neighborhood Watch Group, call Officer Fernando Ochoa in the Northeast Area Community Relations Office (323) 344-5712.

Volunteer workers are an invaluable asset to Northeast Area. They donate countless hours of selfless service in many different capacities in the station. Whether lending a hand with clerical duties in the Community Relations Office or helping the Detectives with their many tasks, the volunteers are always dedicated and conscientious in whatever they do. This program provides a way for people who may only have a few hours to give, or retired persons who would like to continue to serve the community, with an abundance of opportunity to do just that. If you are interested in volunteering at Northeast Community Police Station or you would like more information about the program, we encourage you to call Officer Adam Mezquita in the Northeast Area Community Relations Office 323-344-5712.

The Reserve officer monthly meeting is the third Thursday of each month, at 7:00 P.M. in the Northeast Community Police Station roll call room.

Clergy Council
Clergy Council volunteers provide much needed emotional support to family members, witnesses or survivors of a traumatic crime or catastrophic disaster. If you'd like to join the clergy council or just want further information, call Sergeant Ruben Arellano at 323-344-5712.

Community Police Advisory Board
The Northeast Area Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) is comprised of up to 25 members from a cross section of the Northeast community. Representation in the Northeast Area C-PAB includes key community stakeholders, business owners, private security providers and the Los Angeles Unified School District Police. Working committees include Neighborhood Watch, Problem Solving Detail, Domestic Violence Symposium and Crime Prevention Fair. CPAB meets the last Monday of each month, the location varies.  If you would like more information about this program, call the Northeast Area Community Relations Office at (323) 344-5712.

Business For Law Enforcement Northeast Division
Northeast Area's business support group, Business For Law Enforcement Northeast Division (BLEND), has been providing funds to purchase equipment for Northeast Area officers for the past 27 years. Focusing on equipment that is not provided by the City, such as cameras, color printers, computers, etc., BLEND's primary mission is to purchase and maintain items that will enhance the day-to-day effectiveness of officers serving the Northeast community. Each year, BLEND coordinates Officer Appreciation Day at Northeast Community Police Station. This event provides food for all sworn and civilian personnel working in Northeast Area.

Business (and Residents) for Law Enforcement in Northeast Division (B.L.E.N.D.) is seeking applicants for the position of Director (more than one position available) and also for Members-At-Large. If you are interested in finding out more about these positions, please call the Northeast Area Community Relations Office at            (323) 344-5712.  BLEND meets the last Wednesday of each month at 8:00 A.M. in the BLEND room located at Northeast Community Police Station.

Community Service Center
Northeast Area currently operates one Community Service Center that is staffed by an officer. This location provides a convenient neighborhood resource where community members can make police reports, speak with an officer, obtain literature about crime prevention and community activities or just drop by and visit. The Center is available upon request for community meetings. This informal atmosphere promotes positive community-police relationships and builds community trust in the police. The community service center is open on Monday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Walk-In Center:
Police Historical Museum

6045 York Blvd. (Highland Park) No Phone Number (across from Cocos Restaurant).