Community Safety Partnership Launches in South Park
UPI spearheads efforts to create safe and healthy communities throughout Los Angeles through its leadership of the Community Safety Partnership initiative. Most recently, UPI trained 25 Los Angeles Police Department officers to build trust with residents in Community Safety Partnership sites across the region, including 11 new officers who will serve the South Park neighborhood. In April, these officers began a long-term commitment to forging community relationships in South Park, which has historically been impacted by high levels of gang and gun violence. UPI’s work in South Park was made possible through the generous support of the Weingart Foundation.
The Ballmer Group also provided support for ongoing community safety efforts in South Park, with Los Angeles Executive Director Nina Revoyr commenting, “At a moment when South LA is experiencing an uptick in violence, it is especially important that the community and LAPD work together. The Community Safety Partnership’s relationship-based policing model, combined with strong resident leadership, will result in a safer, healthier community for the children and families of South Park.” Learn more about the launch as covered by the Los Angeles Sentinel.