Community-Police Advisory Boards (CPABs) were created by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1993 to give community members a vehicle to provide advice to and raise issues about crime and police-community relations with their local police stations, and to take information from the Police Department back to the community.
Each of the 21 community police stations throughout Los Angeles has its own CPAB. These advisory groups meet monthly to discuss crime and quality of life issues. Each CPAB has two co-chairs, one is the Area commanding officer; the second is a civilian member voted on by the membership.
Southwest CPAB is affiliated to the Southwest Community Police Station, 1546 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90062.
CPAB members serve on the boards of three of the certified Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils in the Southwest station area and on the Steering Committee of the Service Planning Area 6 (SPA6) Homeless Coalition, one of the 8 Service Planning Area homeless coalitions sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. SPA6 covers South Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway to Compton.
The current co-chairs of Southwest CPAB are Captain Leland G. Sands, commanding officer of the Southwest station, and Johnnie Raines III.
Our meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, usually at the Child Guidance Clinic, 3787 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90007, just south of Exposition Blvd. The meetings are open to the public, and community activists are particularly welcome to attend. Usually Captain Sands gives a report on local crime and takes questions from the audience on crime problems in their neighborhood.
Feel free to contact us for more information.
Leslie Evans heads the Homeless and Problem Properties Committee. It produces a monthly email newsletter on homeless locations in Southwest LAPD’s territory and blight properties that have been reported to Building and Safety or the Housing Department.
Johnnie Raines III
Homeless and Problem Property Committee
Southwest Police Station Community Relations Office
Meet the Team
Captain Leland G. Sands
Commanding Officer, Southwest Division LAPD
Co-Chair of Southwest CPAB
Johnnie Raines III
Chair, Homeless and Problem Property Committee