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          PLAYING ‘The Biggest Thing For Me Is Being Highly Visible,’ Says Officer Working With Homeless And At-Risk Population On L.A.’s Skid Row

          ‘The Biggest Thing For Me Is Being Highly Visible,’ Says Officer Working With Homeless And At-Risk Population On L.A.’s Skid Row


          January 11, 2017

          LAPD Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph, is working to create change in Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. And when Dr. Phil heard about the work being done by Officer Joseph to assist the homeless population there, he said he just had to meet him.

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          “The biggest thing for me is being highly visible,” says Officer Joseph, when Dr. Phil asks how he spends his time on the beat. “I believe in grass roots policing. Coming up with creative - not only crime fighting strategies – but non-enforcement contact and programs to empower these people.”

          As Dr. Phil spends a little time on the street with Officer Joseph he finds out why this extraordinary police officer says working with at-risk populations in one of the city’s most infamous neighborhoods “is in my DNA.”

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