Los Angeles Police Commission to Present First Level Two Badges to LAPD Reserves
"Los Angeles Police Commission to Present First Level Two Badges to LAPD Reserves"
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Parker Center – Auditorium
150 North Los Angeles Street
Downtown Los Angeles
President David S. Cunningham, III, Los Angeles Police Commission
Vice President Alan J. Skobin, Los Angeles Police Commission
Commissioner Rick J. Caruso, Los Angeles Police Commission
Commissioner Corina Alarcon, Los Angeles Police Commission
Commissioner Rose Ochi, Los Angeles Police Commission
Chief William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
As part of the revitalization of the Reserve Corps, the "Level II" designation is being activated. Level II Reserve Officers complete 250 additional hours of academy training over the initial 205 hours required for entry level Reserves. They generally wear uniforms, are armed, and have police officer powers while on duty. Reserve Officers are sworn officers on a volunteer basis. They accept the same responsibilities and possibility of physical harm that full time officers accept.
Police Commission President David S. Cunningham, III, stated, "Reserve Officers represent the real spirit of law enforcement and community betterment. They are heroes in the Los Angeles Police Department and they are heroes in the community."