If you could make one change to quality of life issues in Eagle Rock—a change not necessarily related to crime—what would it be?
It’s something that the Los Angeles Police Department’s northeast station plans to ask residents in an online survey sometime early this year as part of its community policing strategy, according to LAPD Capt. Bill Murphy.
Murphy mentioned the idea at last month’s Community Police Advisory Board meeting. “If we could solve one quality of life issue, what would it be?” he asked CPAB members and others in the audience at the LAPD Northeast Community Station on San Fernando Road. “Is it transience, is it graffiti, what is it?” He added: “We’re not talking crime—we’ll handle that.”
Generally, so-called “quality of life” crimes, such as auto theft, are more widespread in Eagle Rock than violent crimes. What Murphy said he’s interested in knowing about is how the LAPD might help resolve other chronic problems of a social nature that impact community life.
Patch asks: If you could make a New Year resolution for the LAPD aimed making 2013 a happier year for Eagle Rock than was the case in 2012, what would it be?
And Happy New Year!