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Deputy Auxiliary Police (DAP)
The Deputy Auxiliary Police (DAP) Program is similar to the Cadet program, but it is geared toward even younger children. It is designed for children aged 9 through 13 years, yet some divisions offer admittance as early as 8 years old. At the age of 13 they are then encouraged to join the Cadet Program. The DAP program allows children to participate in activities that instill a sense of community pride, self-discipline and leadership ability in an overall positive environment. This program is supervised by Police Officers. During the meetings, DAP members will learn many valuable lessons such as: traffic safety, home alone safety, importance of physical training, child safety, promotion of self-esteem, proper nutrition, and criminal awareness. DAP reinforces anti-drug and gang violence messages. Instructors emphasize community service and the importance of citizenship. Here young people are taught to respect their parents, teachers and other authority figures.
For more information about the Deputy Auxiliary Police Program in your neighborhood, call the number corresponding to your community below. If you don’t know which community your neighborhood is in, go to the Community Map page.
West LA 310-444-0732
North Hollywood 818-623-4001
Any additional questions regarding the DAP Program call the Youth Programs Unit at 213-486-6090 or the Community Relations Office numbers as listed by Division.