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Mayor R. Rex Parris Shares Upcoming Safety Measures

Post Date:06/28/2024 5:30 PM
The following is a statement from City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris on upcoming safety measures in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and continued legal challenge for additional public safety resources:
Lancaster, CA. June 28, 2024 – "I want everyone in this City to know that I will not rest until this community is safe. Yesterday, along with members of the City’s leadership, I met with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to discuss a plan for immediate action in response to the recent and absolutely abhorrent violence that has left our community feeling violated and unsafe.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has heard our concerns and will be providing critical support through several key initiatives. Together with the Lancaster Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, we are increasing and addressing community public safety issues over the coming weeks and holiday period.
Additional Sheriff’s Department Resources: 
  • Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB): SEB is the most skilled unit within the department in address high-risk situations and providing advanced support. 
  • LANCAP Team: The LANCAP (Lancaster Appreciation Program) is Lancaster Sheriff Station’s specialized community policing team. They regularly address ongoing crime and quality of life issues, including gang activity and violent crimes. 
  • Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Team: COPS Team is countywide unit who address crime and quality of life issues throughout Los Angeles County.  
  • Summer Enforcement Team: SET Team members deploy in identified areas as crime suppression force 
Other Resources: 
  • Lancaster Police Department resources, including Drone Team, parking control, rangers, and special investigators 
  • Non-Profit Violence Intervention Teams
Continued Legal Challenge for Additional Resources: 
These additional resources provided to Lancaster do not change our stance on pursuing legal action against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to ensure that the County meets its commitment to ensure Lancaster has the public safety resources we pay for and are entitled to.
In the meantime, we want to thank our brave and heroic law enforcement officers who answer the call to serve and protect our communities every day in the face of increasing and preventable violence.” 
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