The West Valley Area was created in 1969 with the purpose of assuming the traffic responsibilities for the regions freeways and highways from the Los Angeles Police Department. The original office was located in Van Nuys and was moved to its current location in Woodland Hills in 1973. The Area office has a patrol area of approximately 400 square miles. The bulk of the 400 square miles is within the San Fernando Valley which is approximately 260 square miles. Within our boundaries, there are approximately 2.1 million residents. These residents call the City of Los Angeles, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Malibu, Lake Manor, Twin Lakes, and Topanga Canyon home. Our region has everything from the densely populated communities to the sparsely populated rural unincorporated areas of Los Angeles county. The West Valley Area serves 3 school districts (LA Unified, Malibu/Santa Monica, and Las Virgenes School Districts), 2 Universities (Cal State University Northridge and Pepperdine University) and numerous private & public charter schools. We have educational and outreach programs in all 3 school districts along with the 53 high schools within our boundaries. These programs include: Every 15 minutes, Sober Grad, Impact Teen Drivers, Right Turn, and Start Smart. Additional school programs are: Red Ribbon Week, Pedestrian, and Bicycle safety programs. In an effort to curb child related injury collisions, the Area office conducts weekly child seat inspections free to the public by appointment. These inspections educate parents and caregivers on the proper techniques associated with the proper installation of a child safety seat. Along with the weekly inspection clinics, we conduct monthly lectures in the community and at the Areas 6 hospitals. We accomplish our public safety mission with the assistance of our public safety partners: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lost Hills Station, and the Los Angeles Unified School District's School Police.