Imperial Courts Community Safety Fair
On Saturday, November 19th, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) celebrated the third installment of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) with a Community Safety Fair at the Imperial Courts housing development.
The Imperial Courts Community Safety Fair was attended by Assembly member Isadore Hall III, HACLA Interim CEO, Ken Simmons, HACLA Commissioners Dennis Hernandez and Lucelia Hooper, LAPD officers, residents and HACLA staff. Assembly Member Hall’s office teamed up with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to give each resident family a bag of traditional Thanksgiving groceries in preparation for the upcoming holiday. The Community Resource Fair was comprised of booths from a variety of vendors. The festive event also featured a DJ, Weinershnitzel and Kogi food trucks.
The celebration concluded with a community Softball game, teaming the newly-placed LAPD officers against the Imperial Courts residents, in a friendly competition on the Imperial Courts community field.
The MOA allows for the placement of LAPD officers at four housing developments (Nickerson Gardens, Ramona Gardens, Imperial Court and Jordan Downs), establishing what is known as the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Program. The CSP Program is intended to enhance the safety, security and welfare of HACLA residents through the presence and relationships with LAPD officers deployed to the various sites.
Photos: HACLA Interim President and CEO Ken Simmons, HACLA Commissioners Lucelia Hooper and Dennis Hernandez with LAPD Officers; baseball game; Comm. Hooper with officers; Comm. Hernandez with Capt. Tingrades; Capt. Tingrades addressing the residents; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; LAPD Officers speaking with kids; youth laying softball with LAPD officers; children enjoy the petting zoo; kids with LAPD officer