One of the most important things that we can do to protect ourselves is to be prepared. West Hollywood is not immune to crime. And our city’s Public Safety Division, in partnership with the LA Sheriff’s Department, work every day to curb crime and make our city safe. That said, we are a destination city with lots of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, coffee houses, cultural events and the like driving many people into the city. (And helping our local economy)
Frankly, we are also sometimes targets. We’re here, we’re spending money, we have the latest smart phone, lap top, etc. For the past 8 years, as a member of the Public Safety Commission, we are often at city events, neighborhood meetings, and other local sites educating on Emergency Preparedness, Vehicle Burglary Prevention, Crosswalk Safety and other topics through our Live, Work, Play – Be Safe Public Safety Education Campaign. It also includes Street Robbery Prevention. Here I will list a few ways in which you can take steps to not be a victim of a crime.
Avoid Walking Alone at Night. There is safety in numbers.
Walk with Confidence. A little attitude can help.
Stay Alert. See what is going on around you.
Keep Valuables Hidden. Phone, Cash, Etc…
Stay Sober enough to take care of yourself. Don’t be easy prey.
WeHo Sheriff’s Station is 310.855.8850. Not all cell service connects to our local station by dialing 911. 911 is good, but it may delay depending on service.
Together we can support each other and keep ourselves safe.