On a beautiful day in the sunny San Fernando Valley in Pacoima, CA, at the Foothill Division of the L.A.P.D., the troops of C.P.A.B., community members and activists descended on the officers to show their appreciation for all the relentless dedication, service and protection against the bad guys and dangerous work they do they provide to our community. All day long the officers were served with wonderful home cooked chicken, pig, roast beef, vegetables, cake, pastries, and cookies to mark this day of acknowledgement for a job well done. The local barbeque King, Phil Tabi and his son, handled the mastery of the barbeque pit like no other, cooking up the most succulent roast, chicken, and pig for the whole division to feast on.
On this day of thanks, a sad goodbye was heralded to Captain Malinowski, (now Commander Malinowski) as he departed for his new assignment securing the Special Olympics to be held in Los Angeles. He proudly handed over his post to new Foothill Division leader, Captain III, Ernest Eskridge, and his new team. including Captain II Choi.
Commander Malinowski received from his fellow officers two custom engraved swords and a sharp L.A.P.D. Equestrian Western Hat with proper designations. All were mounted on a large wooden plaque with two large emblems on each side along with a certificate given to him for his service from the City Of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department.
Many people from C.P.A.B. and the community showed up during the day to help out, serve, eat, and build lasting relationships with their beloved Foothill Division that will last forever and be passed down to the next generations. These bonds between the communities of the North and North East San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles Police Department have proven to be very positive and fruitful in the reduction of all types of crime.
Crime statistics in the Foothill Division are consistently the lowest in all of Los Angeles. Such impressive results are related to these connections made between homeowners, business owners, C.P.A.B., (Community Policing Advisory Board, an organization anyone can join who wants to make a difference, that is within in the Foothill Division parameters), L.A.P.D., local City Council representatives, community activists, and leaders.