Tag Archives: Public Safety

Walking WeHo Wisely…

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.

Click here to view more information on Street Robbery Prevention.

Click here to view all of the Live, Work, Play – Be Safe brochures.

Together we can support each other and keep ourselves safe.

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WeHo’s National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 2, 2011- It’s America’s Night Out Against Crime! 

List of Events for National Night Out 2011 (West Hollywood)

National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 36 million people will participate in National Night Out 2011.

In West Hollywood, twelve Neighborhood Watch groups and the City’s Recreation Services Division will be participating in this year’s National Night Out Against Crime. Groups are planning a variety of events that include block parties with BBQ’s, live musical entertainment, dancing acts and more. Recreation Services is hosting a Movie Night in the Park featuring the film “Despicable Me”. Last year nearly 2,000 people participated in National Night Out, and there was tremendous support from local businesses that donated food and prizes for the event. The events receive strong support and attendance from City Council members, Public Safety Commissioners, Sheriff’s personnel, Fire personnel, and City staff.

As in the past, this year’s slogan is “Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going-Away Party”.

List of Events for National Night Out 2011 [PDF]

Happy, Healthy and Safe Holidays from Walking WeHo

Pedestrian Safety in West Hollywood

The West Hollywood Public Safety Commission, along with the City Council, unveiled the Pedestrian Safety Bus Stop poster on Monday, Sept 20th at San Vicente and Santa  Monica Blvd.

Photo by: Richard Settle

In an ongoing effort to promote safety through our Public Safety Education we have been able to have some rotating bus shelter posters at different stops throughout the city.  The Pedestrian Safety campaign encourages motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be aware of each other while navigating our busy streets and sidewalks.  Click here for more information about the WH Public Safety Education Campaign.

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 3

National Night Out Against Crime is one of the best events in the city.  It is a chance to meet your neighbors, local officials, law enforcement and fire personnel.  Taking place on the first Tuesday in August, the city has won multiple awards over the years for it’s active participation.  See below for more details and a list of event.

From the City of West Hollywood Web Site:

The “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 36 million people participated in National Night Out 2009.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;

Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and

Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In West Hollywood, eight Neighborhood Watch groups and the City’s Recreation Services Division will be participating in this year’s National Night Out Against Crime. Groups are planning a variety of events that include block parties with BBQ’s, live musical entertainment, dancing acts and more. Recreation Services is hosting a Movie Night in the Park featuring the film “Up”. Last year nearly 2,000 people participated in National Night Out, and there was tremendous support from local businesses that donated food and prizes for the event. The events receive strong support and attendance from City Council members, Public Safety Commissioners, Sheriff’s personnel, Fire personnel, and City staff.

As in the past, this year’s slogan is “Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going-Away Party”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Laura Manukian (323) 848-6831.

List of Events for National Night Out 2010

Emergency Preparedness Town Hall – March 26th

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month in California.  Here is an opportunity to learn the right way to prepare for an Earthquake or other Disaster .

Are you Prepared, West Hollywood?

April is California Earthquake Preparedness Month.  This is because the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 happened in April.  The two most important ways that you can survive during and after an earthquake are:

Duck, Cover & Hold is what you should do during an earthquake.  There have been many theories and past instructions but  most people are injured during an earthquake from falling debris and not from collapse.  Duck, Cover & Hold is how to avoid being hit!

Next you have to be prepared to take care of yourself in a catastrophic earthquake. You need supplies for as many as 10 days.  Yes, 10 days.  Think about the images that we have all seen, recently Haiti and Chile are sad reminders.  The City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Commission has put together this information as part of the Live, Work, Play… Be Safe education campaign.

Click here to review the Emergency Preparedness Brochure!