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News Release

Monday, February 3, 2003

Media Relations

LA Police & Fire Department Recruitment Expo and Festival

"LA Police & Fire Department Recruitment Expo and Festival"


LAPD Chief of Police William J. Bratton and Other City Officials

The Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department Recruitment Expo and Festival

Saturday, February 22, 2003
8:00 a.m. to 4 :00 p.m.

The Crenshaw Christian Center
7901 South Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles: On Saturday, February 22, 2003, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department will hold their Recruitment Expo and Festival in honor of Black History Month.

One of the largest events of its kind, potential candidates are invited to the "Test and Fest" event, along with current officers and their families. This special event, featuring police and fire specialized units, will encompass a wide variety of food vendors, and live entertainment that will include local talent, celebrities, and activities for children and their families. Offering more than 40 different vendors featuring a variety of arts and crafts, the Recruitment Expo and Festival will provide an opportunity to sample a wide assortment of food and refreshments. The Police Officer written test will be administered both at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Chief of Police, William J. Bratton, is scheduled to address the Expo participants at approximately 1:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact Ms. Schirete Zick from the Department of Personnel for the City Los Angeles, 213-847-9397.

This advisory was prepared by Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.