THE PROGRAM: The Los Angeles Police Department has assigned 31 officers to full-time community relations duty in the San Fernando Valley. The officers, who in the past spent only a few hours a month on such duty, now work full-time with neighborhood organizations and individuals. One of the 31 areas is described below:
THE OFFICER: Larry Heck, North Hollywood Division, (818) 989-8822
THE AREA: Heck's mostly upscale residential area stretches from the Valley floor to the hillside homes bordering Mulholland Drive. Daytime residential burglaries are the foremost crime in Studio City now, Heck says. There were 38 residential burglaries in Studio City in October, 23 of them occurring during the day.