- About SORO NC
- Community Town Halls
- Community Grants
- SoRo Festival
- Community Awards
- Rec Center Project
- School Mentors
- Community Beautification
- Building SORO Identity
- Hami Learning Garden
- Stepping Forward & RAL
- SORO Walks at 7
- KCET Departures: SORO
- Neighborhood Development
- NC Elections
- Computer Literacy
- Street Repair
- Get Involved
These tips were developed by West LAPD, Council District 5 and neighborhood leaders to help you keep your home and neighborhood safe. Share them with your family members, visitors, household help, gardeners and any trusted visitor to your home.
Never, ever open the door to strangers.If someone knocks at the door, grab a telephone, approach the door, let the person know you are home by asking, through the door any of the following option examples:
“Who is it?”
“Thank you but I’m not interested”
“Please leave the information in my mailbox.”
If you are concerned, please use the following telephone numbers:
310-622-3989 Senior Lead Officer Mario Gonzalez
310-444-0703 West L.A.P.D. Front desk for non-emergency information and for logging in a report
1-877-ASK-LAPD L.A.P.D. (for non-emergency but worrisome situations at
(1-877-275-5273) night – after hours for example - a suspicious car outside)
911 Only use 911 if it is an emergency or a crime is in progress. Please note, if you are calling from a cell phone 911 goes to the Highway Patrol so if you want to call the LAPD from your cell phone, please dial 213-928-8206.
311 For general information City services of any kind, please call
311 and the operator will get you to the right number.
Always lock doors when working in another part of the house, such as a back yard.Remember to take your keys with you!
If you see anything suspicious or any activity that may fit the recent break-in patterns, please call the local police.Try to get details such as the license plate and/or take pictures if possible.
Lock all doors and windows upon leaving your home.Keep garage closed/locked, too.
Leave a light and radio or TV on to appear that someone is home when you leave.
Install and use locks on driveway gates, side gates, and back gates to your property.Opportunistic burglars are discouraged by "harder" targets.
Make sure your home alarm is set before leaving your home.
If you don't have an alarm system, you may want to consider getting one as audible alarms are a deterrent.
If you have a security service, be sure to report suspicious behavior promptly to the company.
Your dog is better protection, and safer, inside your home than in your yard.
If you go away on vacation alert trusted neighbors to keep an eye out and make a visible presence by taking in mail, newspapers, and garbage cans.
If you have security cameras on your property please let the WLA police department know if you are willing to share the video in the event if a crime occurs in your area.
Have motion detector lights installed around your property.
Be sure to know your neighbors and get their phone numbers so you can contact them when you observe suspicious behavior on their property.
Purchase a heavy safe and bolt it to the floor and use it to store small valuables such as jewelry.Otherwise keep jewelry and other small valuables in a bank safe deposit box.
Engrave an identification number on TVs and other large electronics.A good ID number is your driver’s license number because the police can use the number to track you down and restore your stolen merchandise.
Don’t leave valuables where they can be seen through house or car windows.
Keep car and house windows and doors locked – ALWAYS!!
Keep valuables out of sight when workers are in your home.
Install outdoor lighting around your house since it deters nighttime home and car invasions.