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News Release

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Media Relations

Chief of Police Monthly Media Availability

What:
Monthly Media Availability

When:
Thursday, February 2, 2006
11:00 a.m.

Where:
Level P4, City Hall East
200 N. Main Street, Los Angeles

You may park in front of Parker Center as usual, and walk west to City Hall East.

Who:
Police Chief William J. Bratton
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Why:
The theme of this month's availability is "Efficiencies and Innovations." The Chief will outline a number of cost-saving efficiencies and new innovations the LAPD has undertaken to maximize the number of officers in the field and heighten our ability to fight crime.

Among the presentations will be:

  • A demonstration of a new high-tech taser that patrol officers will carry
  • A new pursuit-intervention technology that works by shooting a GPS device onto a pursued vehicle, enabling police to track the vehicle's location using computerized maps within the police car.  B-roll will be provided of the device in operation.
  • An explanation and tour of LAPD's new Real-time Analysis and Critical Response Division (RACR), which is located in P-4.
  • How LAPD has reduced booking time for officers.
  • How LAPD has worked with prosecutors to reduce court overtime.


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