In case of a life-threatening emergency, always call 9-1-1 immediately.
In a situation that is not life-threatening, but where you want a timely police response, call the Los Angeles Police Department non-emergency number:1-877-ASK-LAPD.
General information about the Los Angeles Police Department is available at lapdonline.org.
One program on the LAPD website is iWATCH: iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH) is a community awareness program created to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism. See the website for information about the behaviors and activities that you should report, noting that the iWATCH program is about behaviors and activities, not individuals.
SENIOR LEAD OFFICERS
For quality of life and general public safety issues, you should contact the Senior Lead Officer (SLO) for your area. General public safety issues include things like illegal activities at a park, aggressive panhandlers in a shopping area, concerns about a rash of burglaries in your neighborhood, etc.
LAPD Senior Lead Officers are the police department’s liaisons with a specific part of the city. Each area in Los Angeles has its own Senior Lead Officer, who is responsible for its “Reporting Districts” for crime.
Keep in mind that SLOs usually only answer their cell phones while they are on duty, and they sometimes work long shifts and odd hours. So, it may take a few days for the officer to return your call or e-mail. Be patient.
Your Senior Lead Officer can help you set up a Neighborhood Watch for your area. We recommend that every block or area have its own Neighborhood Watch – that is the most important thing you can do to reduce crime in your community.
All of Mid City West is covered by various Senior Lead Officers from the Wilshire Community Police Station. The area each SLO covers is called a Basic Car Area. (See map below.) Here are the SLOs who cover different parts of the Mid City West area:
Area: 7A1 — Mid City West north of Beverly Blvd.
Boundaries: From La Brea Avenue in the east, to La Cienega Avenue in the west, and from the West Hollywood border in the north, to Beverly Boulevard in the south.
Includes: The Melrose Avenue retail strip, Fairfax High School
Area: 7A21 — Mid City West south of Beverly Blvd, and west of Fairfax Ave.
Boundaries: From Fairfax Avenue in the east, to the Beverly Hills border in the west, and from Beverly Boulevard in the north, to Olympic Boulevard in the south.
Includes: The Beverly Center, The Beverly Connection, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the 3rd Street retail strip
Area: 7A33 — Mid City West south of Beverly Blvd, and east of Fairfax Ave., except for a small portion between Beverly Blvd. and 6th St., east of Poinsettia Place and Cochran Ave.
Boundaries: From Poinsettia, Cochran, or La Brea Avenue in the east (depending on the block), to Fairfax Avenue in the west, and from Beverly Boulevard in the north, to San Vicente Boulevard in the south.
Includes: The Farmers Market, The Grove, CBS Television City, Pan Pacific Park, LACMA, Park La Brea
Area: 7A17 — a small portion of Mid City West between Beverly Blvd. and 6th St., east of Poinsettia Place and Cochran Ave.
Boundaries: Covers a small sliver of the eastern part of Mid City West, with Poinsettia or Cochran as the western boundary, over to Mid City West’s eastern boundary of La Brea Avenue, and from Beverly Boulevard in the north, to 6th Street in the south
(Note: Most of Area 7A17 is outside of Mid City West boundaries.)
Includes: A large Orthodox Jewish community