Our “neighborhood cop,” LAPD Officer Art Gallegos, is back on duty after a vacation.
Officer Gallegos is the Senior Lead Officer for the Melrose area, between La Brea and La Cienega. (The Senior Lead Officer for the area east of La Brea Avenue is Dave Cordova.) A Senior Lead Officer acts as the liaison between the LAPD and the community. He is the best person to contact about ongoing public safety issues, or to get follow-up information about crimes that occurred previously.
As always, in case of an emergency, call 911. To reach the LAPD for an urgent but non-emergency matter, call 1-877-ASK-LAPD.
You can call Officer Gallegos at (213) 793-0708, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reach Officer Dave Cordova, call him at (213) 793-0650, or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Keep in mind that Senior Lead Officers only answer their phones when they are on duty, and they sometimes work odd hours, depending on what is happening in the area. So, if they don’t answer their phone, it may be a few days before they can get back to you. Leave a message, and they will return the call when they are back on duty.