Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Tips
Install motion control lights in front of your house, and locked gates on the sides, so there’s no access to your back doors and windows from the street.  Install an alarm system with 24 hour monitoring. A barking dog is an effective deterrent. Lock all windows and doors.  When you’re not home, turn on some lights, a radio or TV set.  Lock your car, make sure the alarm is turned on. Do not leave laptops, cellphones, cameras, tablets and other valuables in plain sight, inside your car or in your home.

If you see or suspect a crime in progress, call 911
For non-emergency reporting call 877-ASK-LAPD
If your car or home are burglarized, you MUST file a police report.
Call LAPD WLA-Mario Gonzales: 310-444 0740 or email
Please let Mario know if you have surveillance cameras installed in your home, to help with police investigation of crimes.

To report suspicious activities, not an emergency, you may do so online and anonymously
at This database is accessed only by the LAPD.

If you are RVNA members, call APS for help or advice:  310-606 2727

Check out the LAPD Crime Prevention page.
Download flyer on how to make your home safer.

Neighborhood Watch
The Neighborhood Watch Program is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime and reduce fear in our neighborhood, it is the cornerstone of the LAPD’s crime prevention strategy; it enlists the active participation of residents, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce burglaries, improves relations between police and the communities they serve. Since 2006 RVNA has been working with CPAB and LAPD to create NW groups on many of our blocks. If you would like to organize or update NW on your street, email us and we’ll help you to get started.