City of Santa Clarita officials, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department staff and county representatives joined the community in thanking the brave, hardworking men and women of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Last year’s crime numbers are in, and 2018 marks the lowest on record. According to the numbers, part one crimes – which include homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and arson – have been reduced by 20 percent from 2017 to 2018.
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean (pictured above holding Part 1 Crimes poster) led the press event which included comments from Assistant Sheriff Tim Murakami, Captain Robert Lewis from the SCV Sheriff’s Station, and a special video message from County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
“Today we recognize the men and women of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station for their successful crime fighting efforts that led to significant reductions in the city’s crime rates for 2018,” McLean said.
Crime stats for 2018 have shown robberies are down 23 percent, burglaries are down more than 13 percent, grand theft autos are down 28 percent and assaults are down nearly 19 percent. Deputies have been impacting crime through special operations, directed patrol tactics, targeted traffic enforcement, specialized deployments, the apprehension of suspects and public education and awareness efforts.
“To the deputies from our Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, I speak for all of us here today when I say – from the bottom of my heart, congratulations and thank you,” McLean said.
To watch the full press conference, visit: https://scvtv.com/2019/02/22/city-officials-thank-scv-sheriffs-station-for-achieving-lowest-crime-rates/.
For more photos from the press conference, please visit flickr.com/CityofSantaClarita.