Supervisor Kathryn Barger says that funds can increase law enforcement services in Fifth District communities.
By News Desk
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced she will provide up to $1 million in discretionary funding to boost law enforcement services in unincorporated areas in her district. Her announcement comes as the busy holiday shopping season approaches – and, along with it, an increased threat of crime.
“This month’s busiest holiday shopping days are quickly approaching and the threat of increased criminal activity is real,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “Last year’s smash-and-grab crime wave taught us we need to be ready to prevent theft before it happens. The funds I’m allocating to Sheriff stations in the Fifth District will help provide more law enforcement patrols and increase their presence in the communities I represent. Everyone deserves to feel safe during the holidays, whether they work in retail, are out shopping for loved ones, or simply enjoying time off at home.”
Newly elected Sheriff Robert Luna reacted positively to Supervisor Barger’s announcement, stating “With Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s significant financial support, we will be increasing high visibility patrols in the unincorporated areas in the Fifth District, in an effort to deter crime and provide for a safer shopping experience. As always, we encourage the public to be aware of their surroundings, keep valuables hidden out of sight when parking their vehicle, and report any suspicious activity to their local Sheriff’’s station.”
Dr. Sandra Thomas, President of the Altadena Chamber of Commerce, commented on Supervisor Barger’s action. “Retail shop owners need to feel protected and families need to feel safe while strolling and shopping during this holiday season,” Dr. Thomas said. “Neighborhood shops and small businesses in particular will greatly benefit from Supervisor Barger’s commitment of funds for more law enforcement presence in the communities she represents. We are thankful for her support.”
Five L.A. County Sheriff Department patrol stations will receive funding from Supervisor Barger: Altadena, Crescenta Valley, Lancaster, Palmdale, and San Dimas. Collectively, these five stations serve over 40 communities. In the Coloradoboulevard area the communities include Altadena, Eaton Canyon, Chaney Trail, Kinneola Mesa, La Vina, Northeast Pasadena, Pasadena Glen, parts of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta / Montrose, Lopez Canyon, Kagel Canyon, Little Tujunga Canyon, Big Tujunga Canyon, San Dimas, Covina, Azusa, Glendora, La Verne, Claremont, Azusa Canyon, and Mount Baldy.
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