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Monday, May 9, 2011

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Central City Police Boosters Salute Los Angeles Police Department Personnel and Business Improvement District Safety Officers in Central Area

Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

WHAT:
Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

WHEN:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Check in: 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Wilshire Grand Hotel
Luncheon: 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
Golden State Ballroom
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Department Personnel and Business Improvement District Safety Officers.

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Business Improvement Districts (BID) in Central Area, join the Central City Police Boosters in honoring the Central Area LAPD Officers who have gone beyond the call of duty “to protect and serve” and the BID Officers who assist in providing a safe community in the downtown area.

This year’s keynote speaker is Carmen A. Trutanich, Los Angeles City Attorney. The luncheon provides the businesses and residents in the community a forum to recognize and support the honorees for their commitment and dedication.

Captain Todd C. Chamberlain, LAPD, Central Area, Captain Daryl M. Russell, LAPD, Central Patrol Division, as well as representatives from the BIDs will be on hand to support and present awards to the following personnel:

Los Angeles Police Department Personnel:

Supervisor of the Year:
Sergeant Clifton Yamamoto
Police Officer of the Year:
Officer Tyrone Acosta
Detective of the Year:
Detective Ignacio Mendez
Volunteer of the Year:
Steve Needleman
Civilian Employee of Year:
Clerk Typist Michael O’Connell
Reserve Officer of the Year:
Tim Widmann

Business Improvement District Officers:
Downtown Center BID:
William Olson

Chinatown BID:


Chinatown Public Safety Officers


Historic Core BID:

Josue Osorio
South Park BID:
Dennis Robles
Industrial BID:
Guil Cortez
Arts District BID:
Eduardo Sanchez
Fashion District BID:
Raul Lua

CONTACT:
For more information regarding this matter, please contact Police Officer Marie Kardiban, Booster Liaison, Community Relations Office, Central Area, at 213-972-1876.

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