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News Release

Monday, April 7, 2008

Media Relations

Promotional Ceremony Honors LAPD's Highest-Ranking Asian American

What:
Deputy Chief Terry S. Hara Promotional Badge Ceremony
LAPD’s Highest Ranking Asian American and First to Achieve the Rank of Deputy Chief

When:
Monday April 7, 2008
10:30 a.m.

Where:
Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 North Academy Drive – Athletic Field
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Councilmember Eric Garcetti (tentative)
Councilmember Ed Reyes
Chief William J. Bratton
President Anthony Pacheco, Police Commission
US Federal District Court Judge Ronald Lew
Counsel General of Japan, The Honorable Junichi Ihara
Mistress of Ceremonies Ms. Tamlyn Tomita

Why:
Media personnel should arrive by 10:00 a.m. The designated parking area for media vehicles is on the main road leading up to the Academy Arch. A Public Information Officer and Supervisor from Media Relations Section will assist media personnel.

It is anticipated this event will draw a large crowd, therefore parking will be strictly enforced. Once the media area is full outlets will be directed to Dodger Stadium for overflow parking. Media vehicles will not be allowed on the athletic fields. Media Personnel are encouraged to bring extra length cable due to the distance from their vehicles to the staging area.

NOTE: A pool camera may be utilized due to limited space.


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