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Community Update | April 2019

Community Update | April 2019
May 13, 2019 Jeff Smith

Here’s how the Venice Beach BID has been working to serve our district in April 2019.


In addition to responding to non-emergency situations and identifying a path to resolution, our Safe Team members serve as safety ambassadors throughout our district. They help people with directions, provide an escort when needed, and generally look out for the welfare of both people and pets.

Here are a couple of recent instances, as described by the Safe Team:

Our Safe Team member was able to prevent a drunk driver from driving northbound on Pacific. The driver came to a halt after hitting a parked car. Our team member was able to get the driver to voluntarily surrender the car keys and wait until LAPD arrived.

When the Safe Team observed a suspect abusing a puppy, the team was able to defuse the situation. A good Samaritan took the puppy for medical care. The Safe Team detained the suspect until LAPD arrived. The suspect was arraigned and sentenced to 16-months in prison and a year of mental health counseling.

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*Includes noise complaints, misuse of bikes and scooters on public walkways, and public drinking/smoking/urination/defecation.
Clean Team data is provided by Chrysalis. Safe Team data is provided by Allied Universal. Activities are reported daily by Clean and Safe Team members, who are employees of Chrysalis and Allied Universal, respectively. Chrysalis and Allied managers compile these reports into a monthly summary. The VB BID relies on our vendors’ decades of BID expertise for the statistics we provide.

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In an EMERGENCY situation, please call 911 before notifying the VB BID. To request service for non-emergency incidents, call our dispatcher at 310-396-VBID (8243).

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