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News Release

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation

WHAT:    
Graduation Ceremony and Represents the Close of 139 Years of LAPD Training
        
WHEN:    
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
9:00 a.m.

WHERE:    
Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 North Academy Drive
Elysian Park, California, 90012
        
WHO:    
Chief of Police William J. Bratton
Representatives from the Board of Commissioners and Mayor’s Office
Police Department Command Staff and their special guests

WHY:    
Graduating officers have completed 912 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks.  There are 38 males and 4 females in the graduating class.  The ethnic breakdown of the class is 10 Caucasians, 24 Hispanics, 7 African Americans, and 1 Chinese.

Four Los Angeles World Airport Officers and one Los Angeles Port Police Officer will also be graduating.  

Chief Bratton will honor the oldest surviving 96-year old retired LAPD officer along with the youngest officer at age 21, during the graduation ceremony.

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


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