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Ambassadors Improve Safety


While LAPD’s Pacific Division, which includes the Gateway to L.A., ranks among the safest areas of the City, Gateway to L.A. remains vigilant in combating crime of all kinds, working closely with LAPD and local hotel security and operating its own Goodwill Ambassadors program.


Gateway to L.A.’s Goodwill Ambassadors program provides a highly-visible bicycle patrol in the business district immediately east of the airport. In addition to improving security, Ambassadors also play a valuable role in public safety, and can often be seen assisting people involved in traffic accidents before police arrive.

It is this added security that has helped business improvement districts across Los Angeles reduce robbery crime by 12% and violent crime by 8%, according to a recent report from RAND Corporation.

Overall, Gateway to L.A. is one of the safest places to work and visit in Los Angeles. A recent LAPD report indicated that Pacific Division reported the fewest violent crimes of any of the city’s 18 police divisions and was among the lowest in reported property crimes as well.

“These statistics are even more impressive when you consider that 55 million passengers a year travel in and out of LAX,” said Grant Coonley, president of Gateway to L.A. “Despite the huge influx of people to the area each day, Gateway to L.A. remains one of the safest parts of our city.”


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