RANCHO PALOS VERDES : Crime Prompts Forum on Public Safety

Recent violent crime has prompted the city of Rancho Palos Verdes to organize a public forum on crime prevention in the South Bay.

Mayor Steven Kuykendall will host the South Bay Law Enforcement Forum on April 27.

Local police and victims' rights representatives will join a panel of mayors from nine other South Bay cities to answer questions about current and planned public safety programs.

Kuykendall said the recent slayings of three police officers in the South Bay has raised the consciousness of area residents that no city is immune from violent crime.

People need to be reassured that authorities are tackling crime, he said.

"People don't have a sense that they're safe in their community. We have to let them know what's going on and let elected officials and law enforcement speak about how we can help them be safer," Kuykendall said.

The forum will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Art Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive.

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