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L.A. Sheriff’s Department Reports to the Business Community at October VIA Luncheon

| Community | October 4, 2019

As part of its monthly speakers series, the Valley Industry Association welcomes Captain Robert Lewis, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Station, John Lecrivain, Operations Lieutenant with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, and Gloria Mercado-Fortine, president-elect with the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation at its business luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive in Valencia.

Captain Lewis will keynote the presentation to discuss crime impact in the local community, share a virtual tour of the new Sheriff’s Station slated to open on Golden Valley Road in Spring 2021, and offer important information and tips that will assist businesses in detecting and dealing with drug use in the workplace. Attendees will also learn more about the work of the Sheriff’s Department and the many ways they work to protect citizens and businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“The Santa Clarita Valley has one of the lowest crime rates of any city its size in the nation and is among the top 10 with the lowest numbers of property crimes,” said VIA Chairwoman of the Board Teresa Todd.

Earlier this year the City of Santa Clarita announced a 20% drop in 2018 over the previous year for part one crimes, which include homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and arson, according to a Signal news article. Robberies decreased by 26%; burglaries fell by more than 16%, grand theft autos dropped by 30% and assaults declined by nearly 25%.

“The business community appreciates the dedication of our sheriff’s deputies and the department’s proactive efforts and crime suppression operations that work to keep our crime numbers low,” said Todd. “The upcoming VIA luncheon program gives an exclusive opportunity to learn first-hand how we can continue to partner with law enforcement to assist being their eyes and ears within the business community.”

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“VIA is known for its timely and relevant programming,” said Kathy Norris, VIA CEO. “Each month we develop programs around topics that are relevant to our local business community.”

The event is nearing sell out capacity. Reservations are required. Tickets available at www.VIA.org/calendar or by calling 661.294.8088. For more information, contact the VIA office at admin@via.org.

About the VIA:
The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita represents business interests throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. VIA provides its members – industrial, commercial and service companies – the opportunity to collaborate on a broad range of business issues. In addition to being a legislative advocate, VIA serves as a one-stop shop for relevant business information, supports local educational initiatives, professional development, and provides networking opportunities. www.VIA.org

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