Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 – 4:14 PM
By Victoria Talbot
Due to a recent increases in residential burglaries, the BHPD is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday, April 13 to discuss ways to combat residential burglary.
“We want to invite the community to meet with us and discuss the rise in residential burglaries in this City and in cities around us,” said Sgt. Kurt Haefs. “The BHPD wants the public to know what the police are doing to combat this issue. We want to offer crime prevention tips and tips on how to avoid potentially being a target.”
The BHPD is also taking this opportunity to encourage residents to become a part of the Neighborhood Watch organizations, said Haefs. “If you see something, say something. Join Neighborhood Watch to look out for each other and to help us. We want to continue to partner with the community.”
The event will feature tips on new crime prevention technology tips and suggestions on how to recognize suspicious activity. The open forum will also be an opportunity to meet the City’s new Chief of Police, Sandra Spagnoli.
“I requested that this meeting occur immediately,” said Council Member Lili Bosse. “I urge all residents to attend this very important town hall meeting. Residential burglaries have increased significantly and we as residents must work together with our police Dept as well as give criminals the message loud and clear that Beverly Hills has made this issue an urgent issue.”
The event will be April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 455 N. Rexford Drive. 2-hour free parking is available in the Civic Center parking across the street. For more information, call 310-288-2668.