June 2, 2020, 6:00 PM — As we emerge from the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders and slowly reopen our village, we are faced with new challenges as protests, demonstrations, marches, and rallies are organized in response to the senseless homicide of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. Throughout the world, riots have erupted which are creating fear and further unrest in our already fragile society. The San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division is located in La Jolla’s UTC area and is dedicated to protecting our village and other north San Diego communities.
Thanks to all who have shared photos and concerns related to public safety in the Village. We have followed up, contacted the proper authorities, and are working hard to squelch rumors.
Brett Murphy, LJVMA President has been in communication throughout the day with various detectives and investigators at the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division Command. They assure us that they are prepared and fortified to meet the needs of our community.
They state, “We are monitoring all of our communities in Northern Division (including La Jolla) and will respond if needed to address any public safety concerns. They [merchants] will see extra patrol from officers specifically assigned to the La Jolla area.”