3-22-16 PC Audio
Commissioner Vice President Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established.
Commissioner Soboroff asked everyone in attendance to stand in a moment of silence for the victims and families of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Commissioner Soboroff thanked first responders and medical groups for their ongoing efforts. Consent Agenda Item was unanimously approved. There were no police commission comments.
Chief Beck reported the LAPD has increased patrol and presence at critical infrastructure and transportation hubs. Chief Beck has been in contact with all his direct reports including the L.A. County Sheriff’s and the FBI. The LAPD will continue to monitor the status of the investigation in Europe and make the City of Los Angeles the safest it can possibly be. At this time there has been no nexus to Los Angeles identified and will continue to monitor very closely.
This past weekend, Chief Beck participated in Baker to Vegas in one the 264 teams that competed in the 120 mile relay race from Baker, California to Las Vegas, Nevada.
The LAPD Men’s Running Team, for the 5th straight year, were the overall winners of the 2016 Baker to Vegas. The elite team finished in 12 hours and 59 minutes. The LAPD Women’s Team won for a 6th consecutive year and beat other teams by more than an hour. Chief Beck said Baker to Vegas is a great event where the real benefit is the sense of brother and sister hood established between agencies that compete. Chief Beck provided a snap shot of overall Part I crime. Chief Beck reported the following personnel numbers: 9,905 sworn, 2,693 civilians employees, about 400 LAPD Reserve officers, 372 specialist volunteers, 60 chaplains, and 7,410 LAPD Police Cadets.
Executive Director’s Report, dated March 14, 2016, relative to technical amendments to the Los Angeles Police Commission rules governing Official Police Garages and adoption of the procedures for towing city owned vehicles by Official Police Garages, as set forth [BPC #16-0078] was approved.
Department’s Report, dated March 16, 2016, relative to obtaining a public safety statement – Categorical Use – Revised as set forth, was approved.
Department’s Report, dated March 16, 2016, relative to the response to request from Public Safety Committee and Budget and Finance Committee re Taser International, Inc. services to provide body-worn video and conducted electrical Weapons, as set forth, was approved to receive the Department’s report and transmit to City Clerk for scheduling with the Public Safety Committee and Budget and Finance Board of Police Commissioners – Agenda Page 3 March 22, 2016 Committee.
Department’s Report, dated March 18, 2016, relative to the response to request form Budget & Finance Committee re Motorola Solution, Inc. services agreement, contract No. C-123897 (Council File No. 15-1313), as set forth, was approved to receive the Department’s report and transmit to City Clerk for scheduling and Budget and Finance Committee.