Public Safety

Councilmember Krekorian is committed to making the residents of Council District 2 safer through sound policies and supporting our city's police and fire departments. He has a long history of fighting for safer streets and communities in Los Angeles.

Krekorian has restored critical Los Angeles Fire Department services, by championing the hiring of hundreds of firefighters, and providing the department with funding to replace outdated safety equipment and to keep more ambulances on the street. He has prioritized decreasing emergency response times and proposed  new ideas to make the fire department more responsive to residents. Krekorian proposed implementing an innovative Next Generation 9-1-1 system, which would make it possible for the hearing impaired and people in danger to send a text to request emergency services.

Krekorian works hand-in-hand with the Los Angeles Police Department on community education programs, by supporting a well-funded and -staffed department, and by fostering strong partnerships between law enforcement officers, elected leaders and neighborhoods. On his watch, violent crime has declined sharply in nearly all neighborhoods of Council District 2.

He has also launched campaigns in his district to clean up parks, housing, railroad tracks and alleyways, turning them from hubs of crime into safe public spaces. Krekorian has also taken on graffiti head on with his #NoTag campaign, cleaning up more than one million square feet of graffiti in just 12 months.

Krekorian is also known for his strong stand against gun violence and for the safety of children and families. His City Council measures have mandated safe storage for handguns in homes and electronic reporting of ammunition sales. He has also successfully banned the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines.


Posted on Sep 25, 2017
  From the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to the recent earthquakes in Mexico City and the Southland, it's clear that disaster can strike at any time. Our newspaper headlines, television screens and social media feeds are inundated with stories recounting the debilitating affects of Mother Nature's wrath and the rising human toll left in its wake. News of these natural disasters certainly may seem overwhelming, but it should also serve as a great motivator to counteract them, and the best way to do that is to get prepared.

Posted on Sep 01, 2017
In the week since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas, the tropical storm has a left trail of devastation in the region. So far, it has claimed nearly 50 lives, flooded 136,000 structures in Houston alone and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the storm's wake. The rising waters turned familiar roads into rivers, and residents sought refuge in official and makeshift shelters.

Posted on Aug 25, 2017
VALLEY VILLAGE - Dozens of community members joined this year's National Night Out celebration in Valley Village to promote community safety and strengthen partnerships with local law enforcement. Councilmember Krekorian greeted event goers and shared community updates about the city's continued work to improve services and resources for residents. 

Posted on Aug 25, 2017
I don't have to tell you that Los Angeles is facing a homeless crisis greater than we've seen before. Economic dislocation from the Great Recession, a reduction of mental health services, the challenge of finding good jobs, along with the dearth of affordable housing in LA have made Southern California ground zero for the problem over the past few years. We understand the problem well as we see its manifestations each day, but our response has matured in recent months. This year, the City Council dedicated $176 million -- more funding than ever before -- to fight homelessness. And we are currently exploring the best ways to use that money, taking necessary steps toward mapping out permanent solutions.

Posted on Aug 19, 2017
This week, hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District students returned to school, and in the coming weeks, nearly every young student in the city will be back in the classroom to kick off the new school year. As students get back to learning, I would like to remind parents, families and students to be safe and smart while making your way to school.