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News Release

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Media Relations

Harbor Area Station-'KidCop' Event

What:
Harbor KidCop 2006
Mini-Academy Day

When:
Thursday, May 25, 2006
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:
Port of Los Angeles Lot (across from Harbor Area Police Station)
221 North Bayview Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744
310-522-2042

Who:
The Los Angeles Police Department
The Los Angeles School Police
The Port of Los Angeles
First and Second Graders from Hawaiian Elementary,
Barton Hill Elementary and 186th Street Elementary
Harbor CPAB (Community Police Advisory Board)
Teen-CPAB
Harbor Area Volunteers
San Pedro High School Magnet Students

Why:
To publicly announce the commencement of the year-long KidCop 2006 program, offering cross-generational mentoring of children. The project is designed to provide the area's youth with positive role models and deter involvement in crime.

At the day's Mini-Academy, approximately 850 students will receive mentoring, get finger-printed, participate in a mini-obstacle course, meet with police officers, explore police equipment, and graduate with an oath to be good citizens.




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