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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation

WHAT:    
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Graduation Ceremony Representing the first class of LAPD's 140th Anniversary Year.
        
WHEN:    
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
9 a.m.

WHERE:    
Los Angeles Police Academy Athletic Field
1880 North Academy Drive
Elysian Park, Calif. 90012
        
WHO:    
Chief of Police William J. Bratton
Representatives from the LAPD Board of Commissioners and Mayor's Office
LAPD Command Staff and their Special Guests

WHY:    
Graduating officers have completed 912 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks.  Total graduates in the class number 53, with 44 males and 9 females.  
The ethnic breakdown of the class is as follows: 10 Caucasians, 31 Hispanics,
4 African Americans, 1 Chinese, 3 Koreans, 2 Japanese, 1 Filipino and 1 Armenian.  Two of the graduates are Los Angeles World Airport police officers.  

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

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