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News Release

Thursday, August 16, 2007

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LAPD Academy Graduation

What:
LAPD graduation of 59 New Officers

When:
Friday, August 17, 2007
9:00 AM

Where:
Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 North Academy Drive, Elysian Park
Los Angeles, California 90012

Who:
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell
Representatives from the Board of Commissioners
Police Department Command Staff and their special guests

Why:
Graduating officers have completed 1,035 hours of training over the course of 32 weeks. There are 43 males and 16 females in the graduating classes. The ethnic breakdown of the class are 16 Caucasians, 25 Hispanics, 9 African Americans, 2 Chinese, 2 Vietnamese, 1 Korean, 1 Japanese, 1 Indonesian, and 1 Middle Easterner.

It is anticipated that over 500 guests will attend the graduation ceremonies. First Assistant Chief McDonnell will inspect the class with Mayor Villaraigosa.

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