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Notes from the May 22, 2012 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

  • Police Commission President Richard Drooyan said he attended the 30 year pin ceremony which recognizes employees who made a career out of public service.  He said Police Chief Charlie Beck received his 35 year pin at the ceremony.  President Drooyan also said it was a busy sports weekend in the City and commended the Department for policing the events successfully.
  • Police Commissioner Robert Saltzman said he attended and gave a speech at the recruit graduation held last week.  He said it was a small class of graduates but commended the Department for the diversity in its recruiting.
  • Assistant Chief Michel Moore informed the Board the Department had much to be proud of in regards to the success in policing the recent crowds for the playoff games in and around Staples Center.  He said there were more than 250 thousand people who attended games or visited the immediate vicinity and there were no major incidences to report.  He said it was another successful example of public/private collaboration.  Chief Moore also informed the Board two individuals were arrested in connection with the two University of Southern California Graduate students who were shot and killed a few weeks back.  He stated the hard work by detectives and the partnership between agencies help lead to their arrests.
  • The Department’s report, dated May 15, 2012, relative to the Department Risk Manager strategic plan, as given by Police Administrator Beth Corriea, was approved.  Ms. Corriea informed the Board some of her duties include monitoring litigation settlements, working with Media Relations to improve public perception of the Department, review Special Orders on policy, attend case signings on use of force cases, and review and make recommendations on Risk Management matters.  Her five main focuses are employment issues, traffic matters, use of force cases, workers compensation cases and Fair Labor and Standard Act issues.  The Commissioners asked Ms. Corriea to prepare quarterly reports, beginning July 1st, which outline her goals and accomplishments.
  • The Department’s report, dated May 4, 2012, relative to the request for approval of selected vendor for Digital In-Car Video system, as given by Police Administrator Maggie Goodrich, was approved and transmitted to the Mayor and City Council.  Ms. Goodrich stated Raytheon was selected as the vendor for the new system and Kobian digital cameras will be used.  Central Bureau will be the next phase of implementation and pricing and leasing options are currently being reviewed.
  • The Department’s report, dated May 11, 2012, relative to the revolving training fund budget for fiscal year 2012-13, was approved and transmitted concurrently to the Mayor and City Council.
  • The Department’s report, dated May 15, 2012, relative to the destruction of obsolete original records for West Valley Area, was approved and transmitted to the City Clerk, Records Management Officer.
  • The Department’s report, dated May 15, 2012, relative to the destruction of obsolete original records for Valley Traffic Division, was approved and transmitted to the City Clerk, Records Management Officer.  

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