Antelope Valley Community Survey Project Launched

Lancaster – On behalf of the community of Lake Los Angeles, I have been attending the ‘Days of Dialogue’ meetings where participants attend to hear updates on the progress made in the development of revised policies, or training and entities within the Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale and Lancaster Stations such as the Community Advisory Committees (CACs) are in place. Lake Los Angeles and the east side of the unincorporated areas are represented by Manuel Magaña.

The Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement (SA) was established between the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Civil Rights Division; the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD); and the County of Los Angeles and was filed with the US District Court for the Central District of California in April 2015. The first semi-annual report was issued in December 2015. Each report has been in excess of 39 pages with exhibits.

The report cites: The purpose of the SA is to ensure that the residents of the Antelope Valley have police services that are lawful and fully consistent with the Constitution of the United States and contemporary policing practices. A survey to make certain all individuals who wish to participate in the discussions has been launched. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and be a contributing voice in the process. SURVEY INFORMATION Researchers from UCLA working with the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a survey of Antelope Valley residents to understand the relationship between the community and the Sheriff’s Department. The Principal Investigator of the study is Professor Jorja Leap. The information gathered in this survey is anonymous and confidential. No individuals will be identified a