Homelessness

Police offer insight on homeless issues in The Shores: Advise residents to file ‘Letter of Authority’

Police offer insight on homeless issues in The Shores: Advise residents to file ‘Letter of Authority’

After observing new homeless people in The Shores, representatives from the La Jolla Shores business community were anxious to hear how the police department is handling complaints about vagrants and what business owners could do to assist them.

Officer P.J. Novong of the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), officer Joe Hilton of the Quality of Life Team, and Sgt. Bryan Brecht discussed the situation Nov. 16 at the Shores Business Association meeting, hosted by Cooper’s Market and Café.

Novong started by giving a rundown of what officers do in the course of daily HOT duties. “Our team is comprised of seven full-time officers. We go out, mostly downtown, and try to get...

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