Capt. Holly Perez, the new head of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, will join Mayor Lindsey Horvath tomorrow for a conversation about public safety and her priorities.
The meeting, open to the public, will take place at the City Council Chambers, which are in the building just south of the West Hollywood Library at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., south of Santa Monica. It will begin at 2 p.m. and run until 4 p.m. Parking is available in the five-story structure off El Tovar Place.
Perez assumed her new role on Feb. 14, replacing Capt. Gary Honings, who retired. She stepped into the position at a time when residents have stepped up complaints about cell phone thefts, assaults in the nightlife area and homeless people on the streets.
Perez has been in law enforcement for 28 years in various roles including including transit services and the parks bureau. She spent two years specializing in surveillance and covert investigations, studied counter-terrorism at the FBI and is a graduate of USC’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). Perez is a UCLA graduate.
Perez also has worked with several communities to increase awareness of rape as a crime, domestic violence, child abuse and anti-gang programs and is also a cultural diversity instructor for the Sheriff’s Department.
i wanted to attend this but had a conflict. i hope it turned out well and the new captain become an actual community “member”. it always works best when the captain is pro active in community engagement, a’ la lynda castro.
I hope the new Captain and Mayor Horvath can discuss the bad mismanagement today Friday April 1st of the Guns and Roses tickets giveaway at Tower Records at 8801 Sunset Blvd. where INSTEAD of having over 400 people line up on Sunset Blvd. they had over 400 people lining up at 6am in a residential neighborhood on Horn Avenue blocking driveways and pissing in our bushes of our apartment buildings. I called Cleo Smith and told her that she bungled this event and she tried to deny it. I am emailing photos to the city manager and the city council… Read more »