Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Help protect Los Angeles - report suspicious activity to LAPD

In the wake of President Obama's announcement of Osama Bin Laden's death, Los Angeles law enforcement agencies are stepping up to protect our communities from potential threats and asking the public to help do the same.

To be clear, there are no specific threats to the Los Angeles area, but out of an abundance of caution, we are deploying law enforcement to protect critical infrastructure and high-risk targets such as water and power facilities, religious institutions, LAX and the Port of Los Angeles.

We also want people to help law enforcement by reporting potential threats to 1-877-ATHREAT or www.lapdonline/iwatch. These reports should focus on suspicious behavior -- not someone's race, religion or ethnicity.

We owe a tremendous debt to those who fought and lost their lives in the 10-year battle to bring Bin Laden to justice. Our ultimate victory over terror can only come if Americans of every color and creed stand together.