Crime & Safety
In an effort to make Studio City a safer community, the Studio City Residents Association has developed the Partners Against Crime program, a community partnership between residents and the Los Angeles Police Department. The success of the program relies on active participation by both residents and the LAPD and requires everyone to openly communicate concerns and generate ideas on how to solve any crime issues in our neighborhoods.
The LAPD Senior Lead Officer for Studio City, Mike Lewis, recommends residents who have internet access subscribe to ePolicing notices. The aim of E-Policing is to provide important law enforcement information to you that is relevant to your neighborhood. To sign up, visit the E-Policing website.
Reporting Graffiti on Billboards
Graffiti on billboards needs to be reported directly to the company who owns the billboard. Before calling, note the billboard company, number (usually a 3 or 4 digit number in a lower corner) and the ad that is displayed on the board. Here's how to contact the most prevalent companies who advertise in Studio City:
310-755-7200 or www.clearchanneloutdoor.com/contact/cf_outdoor.aspx
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Partnering with the LAPD
Our LAPD Senior Lead Officer for Studio City, Michael Lewis reports recent Studio City crimes at each SCRA General Membership meeting, attends Neighborhood Watch meetings throughout the area, and provides valuable information to help residents safeguard themselves from crime. Residents can contact Officer Lewis with concerns or to request his presence at a Neighborhood Watch meeting by phone or email:
Los Angeles Police Department
Studio City Senior Lead Officer, Michael Lewis
Department Cell Phone: (818) 634-2593
Additional LAPD Phone Numbers
North Hollywood Division Front Desk: (818)623-4016
North Hollywood Senior Lead Officers: (818)755-7679
Valley Traffic Division: (818)756-9203
Important LAPD Links
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Neighborhood Watch programs are the most effective means for keeping crime out of neighborhoods. It relies on the best crime fighting tool ever invented, the good neighbor. Neighbors working together with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are a formidable crime fighting team.
If you're interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch in your area, check out these downloadable documents and templates and contact LAPD Senior Lead Officer for Studio City, Michael Lewis at (818)634-2593 and visit the LAPD Neighborhood Watch Website for more information.
The National Neighborhood Watch Institute
P.O. Box 4208
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
National Crime Prevention Council
1700 K Street, NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20006-3817
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