The DIBID’s public safety officers and sidewalk clean team wish you a happy and safe 2018! The DIBID renewed has its contract with Allied Universal security services, the nation’s largest provider of safety and security services. The company offers significant expertise in BID security, also providing public safety officers for the Downtown Center and Fashion District BIDs.
These well-trained officers respond to service calls for trespassing, blocked doorways and driveways, and for persons under the influence or who are suffering from mental illness and pose a danger to themselves or others.
A tragic aspect of Industrial BID officers’ routines is checking on the health and welfare of those living unsheltered. In 2017, Industrial BID officers sought help for 258 individuals who appeared to be unconscious or unable to care for themselves. DIBID officers’ constant presence throughout the district and their awareness of the vulnerability of the population inhabiting the sidewalks, positions them often as first responders when they observe a person who is struggling to walk or breathe, and when observing incidents of violence, including domestic violence, that frequently occur on the public streets. As necessary, they call for assistance from LAPD and LAFD for the protection of victims as well as innocent bystanders.
If you need assistance from our public safety officers, contact our Dispatch Desk at 213-228-8484 ext. 210.