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No police officers were killed in the North Hollywood bank robbery shooting of February 28, 1997

Venice Beach is the second largest tourist attraction in California, after Disneyland

The City of Los Angeles is 468 square miles

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The LAPD hired the nation’s first policewoman

The LAPD created the nation’s first SWAT element

 
 
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Art Theft Detail
 
 
The Art Theft Detail is responsible for the investigation of all thefts and burglaries when fine art is the primary object of attack. The detail also investigates fakes, frauds, and forgeries involving art. This unit has citywide jurisdiction and assists in protecting the artistic, cultural and historical heritage of a city of 3.8 million people covering more than 450 square miles. It is the only full-time law enforcement unit in the United States devoted to the investigation of art crimes.

The two detectives assigned to the Art Theft Detail target suspects who prey upon artists, art dealers, and collectors. The unit maintains close contact with the art community and provides stolen art information to galleries, art dealers, auction houses, museums, art associations, publications and other law enforcement agencies – both nationally and internationally.
 
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