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News Release

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD and Operation ABC

Los Angeles: LAPD has received $100,000 in grant money.

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced the 2008/2009 Grant Assistance Program (GAP) recipients and awarded the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) a 13th consecutive grant.  LAPD received the maximum grant award in the amount $100,000.  

Captain Ann Young, Commanding Officer of Detective Support and Vice Division, who oversees ABC enforcement activities on a citywide level indicated that grant funds will be used to assist the LAPD in reducing the negative effects of alcohol-related crimes and improving the quality of life in and around ABC-licensed establishments within the City of Los Angeles.  The GAP program has been an essential part of vice enforcement for the City of Los Angeles for the past twelve years and has been directly responsible for closing 90 problematic ABC-licensed locations since the inception of Operation ABC.

The grant was awarded in July 2008 and formally approved by the Los Angeles City Council on October 23, 2008.  For further information, please contact Sergeants Steve Moore or Fernando Garcia, Operation ABC Coordinators, at 213-972-2500.