It’s all about crime and safety at next community center forum

Got questions about break-ins, traffic, car theft and safety? You can pose them to Community Relations Officer Larry Hesselgesser of the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division (which covers La Jolla), when he addresses residents as a guest of the La Jolla Community Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd.

Hesselgesser’s talk, titled “Safety in your home, business and community,” will also feature side stories from his 25-year career as a law enforcement officer. Hesselgesser started with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department before joining the City of San Diego 19 years ago. He has worked patrol and several specialized units, including the Beach Team, Harbor Unit and he is a member of the joint Search and Recovery Dive Team with lifeguards.

The evening will include a reception at 5:30 p.m. Following the lecture (about 6:30 p.m.), Hesselgesser will take questions from the audience. Joan Bowes is sponsoring the community presentation.

The event is free and seating is limited. An RSVP is required at (858) 459-0831 or by e-mail at