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News Release

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Media Relations

Los Angeles Police Magnet Schools Program, Toughest Cadet Alive Competition

WHAT:    A competition between all the Police Magnet School programs to determine the “Toughest Cadet Alive”
        
WHEN:    Thursday, April 23, 2009
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

WHERE:    Mulholland Middle School
17120 Vanowen Street
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

WHO:    Chief William Bratton, Chief of Police, LAPD
Other LAPD Command Staff and Special Guests
Representatives and Cadets from the Los Angeles Police Magnet School Program LAPD Police Officers

WHY:    The Toughest Cadet Alive is an annual competition that tests the mettle of the best of the Los Angeles Police Magnet School Program’s cadets.

    The cadets must navigate a series of obstacles and physical fitness events.  The cadet with the highest cumulative score earns the title “Toughest Cadet Alive.”

    The Los Angeles Police Academy Magnet School Program prepares highly motivated young men and women for careers in law enforcement and related fields.  The program is monitored by an assigned LAPD police officer and a faculty member at each of the six participating Police Academy Schools.

    The education goal of the program is to have 100 percent participation of students, who graduate from high school, matriculate to community colleges or universities with the long-term goal of developing tomorrow’s police officers.

    There are approximately 750 students enrolled in five high schools – Wilson, Dorsey, Monroe, San Pedro and Reseda High Schools – and Mulholland Middle School.  Ninety-five percent of participating students complete the four year enrollment program while in high school.

CONTACT:    For further information contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.