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News Release

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Media Relations

Monthly Media Availability with Chief Bratton Chief Unveils New LAPDonline.org webpage and Reserve Officer Recruitment Ad

What:
Chief of Police Monthly Media Availability

When:
August 11, 2008 10:30 a.m.

Where:
Metropolitan Dispatch Center (MDC)
Third Floor Media Room
100 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who:
Chief William J. Bratton
Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger, Director, Office of Operations
Commander James Cansler, Commanding Officer, Personnel Group
Ms. Mary Grady, Director, Public Information Office
Mr. Bruce Whidden, Public Information Director, LA City Personnel Department
Mrs. Karen Wagener, President, Los Angeles Police Foundation
Mrs. Kimberly Brooks, Founder, Lightray Productions
LAPD Reserve Officers

Why:
Chief Bratton will unveil the ‘new and improved’ LAPD website and provide updated crime statistics. Also being showcased is the Department’s Reserve Officer Program.

In an effort to recruit reserve officers, the Los Angeles Police Department will launch a series of radio recruitment advertisements aimed at informing the public of the vast opportunities available to those who wish to serve their community. The radio ads are voiced by top movie trailer and television voice-over artist Ashton Smith who is also an LAPD reserve officer.

During the media availability, LAPD personnel will demonstrate new features on www.lapdonline.org, several reserve officers will be available for interviews and copies of the radio ad will be distributed.