The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) currently has over 10,000 police officers and nearly 3,000 civilian staff. It’s the third largest law enforcement agency in the United States. Despite its size and efficiency, the LAPD can’t handle some crimes on its own. They need the help of the citizens in order to prevent one of the most common crime there is: car burglary.
In LA over 400 car break-ins happen on a weekly basis. In order to reduce this staggering number the LAPD has a new creative initiative. They have enlisted the help of zombie walkers to make people more aware of the potential danger if they do not lock their cars.
The LAPD took the idea from the hit TV series “The Walking Dead” and the YouTube video is currently gaining more popularity with nearly 20,000 views so far.
The clip features a zombie invasion of the streets of LA. The zombies are not only seeking their favorite food but they also smash cars and steal valuable possessions. Despite the bad dialogue and very low budget the seven-minute video is also quite informative. It features Captain Jeffrey Bert who appears at the end of the video to educate the public of key preventive measures against car burglary and theft.