May 21, 2009
Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs(ALADS) Presents Award to Sup. Gloria Molina
Photography by Lance Troyan, Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
On May 21, 2009, L.A. County Sup. Gloria Molina was honored by the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) for her continued legislative and proactive support of the Sheriff’s Department. ALADS President Steve Remige and Vice President Floyd Hayhurst presented Sup. Gloria Molina with a plaque honoring her aggressive action to assist to the Sheriff’s Department in keeping our communities safe. Public safety is a major priority for Sup. Gloria Molina. Throughout her career, she has developed and provided funding for numerous public safety programs, including:
- Introducing and passing a motion to return to the Sheriff’s Department $2 million of their surplus to enhance patrol in unincorporated areas of the county.
- Co-funded the cost of the first “Town Sheriff” in L.A. County—deployed at the Industry Station—to assist the sheriff and other law enforcement agencies in developing creative solutions to gang activities and crime in the unincorporated Valinda area
- Created violence-abatement task forces in the unincorporated San Gabriel Valley, East Los Angeles, and unincorporated Whittier regions.
- Developed curfew program—in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, and the courts—to address gang and graffiti activity in East Los Angeles in addition to extending the curfew program to unincorporated Valinda and other areas, like unincorporated Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park, Baldwin Park, Pico Rivera, the City of Commerce, and unincorporated South and West Whittier