Community-Police Advisory Boards (CPABs) were created by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1993 to give community members a vehicle to provide advice to and raise issues about crime and police-community relations with their local police stations, and to take information from the Police Department back to the community. Each of the 21 community police stations throughout Los Angeles has its own CPAB. These advisory groups meet monthly to discuss crime and quality of life issues. Each CPAB has two co-chairs, one is the Area commanding officer; the second is a civilian member voted on by the membership.
Southwest CPAB is affiliated to the Southwest Community Police Station, 1546 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90062. CPAB members serve on the boards of three of the certified Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils in the Southwest station area and on the Steering Committee of the Service Planning Area 6 (SPA6) Homeless Coalition, one of the 8 Service Planning Area homeless coalitions sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. SPA6 covers South Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway to Compton.
The current co-chairs of Southwest CPAB are Captain Paul Espinosa, commanding officer of the Southwest station, and Johnnie Raines III.
Our meetings are currently held via Zoom due to the coronavirus epidemic. The login, the same for each month’s meeting, is posted to the Meetings page in the main menu. Our meetings are normally on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. The online meetings are open to the public, and community activists are particularly welcome to attend. Usually Captain Espinosa gives a report, takes questions from Zoom participants, followeld by reports by the Senior Lead Officers.
Feel free to contact us for more information:
Johnnie Raines III Civilian Co-chair
Southwest Police Station Community Relations Office 213-847-5800
Meet the Team
Captain Paul Espinosa
Commanding Officer, Southwest Division LAPD
Co-Chair of Southwest CPAB
Johnnie Raines III
Civilian Co-Chair Southwest CPAB