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Media Relations and Community Affairs Group

Media Relations and Community Affairs Group
100 West First Street
Room 240
Los Angeles, California 90012

The Media Relations and Community Affairs Group (MCG) deals exclusively with matters related to the sharing of information between the Department and the public it serves. The MCG goal is to ensure that open lines of communication are maintained at all times with all segments of the greater Los Angeles community.

It is a well-established tenet of law enforcement that openness of communication is a major building block in gaining the trust and confidence of the public. The organizational entities within MCG employ tried and proven methods to keep the Los Angeles public fully informed on the activities of its police department. One such method is by establishing and maintaining this web site. Here you can gain a tremendous understanding of virtually every aspect of the Department’s operations without leaving home, school or the library. Other MCG methods employed are more personal such as media interviews. In all cases the major thrust of MCG’s mission is to provide you, the public, with information that is complete, accurate, and up-to-date.

The Media Relations and Community Affairs Group is a primary organizational component of the Office of the Chief of Police. Its activities are directed by the Media Relations and Community Affairs Group, Commanding Officer Andrew Smith.