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News Release

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Media Relations

Media Invited To Obtain B-Roll Footage of New Communication Dispatch Center

"Media Invited To Obtain B-Roll Footage of New Communication Dispatch Center"

 

WHAT:
Opportunity For B-Roll Footage Of The New Los Angeles Police Department Communication Dispatch Center

WHEN:
Thursday, January 30, 2003
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Police Department Communication Dispatch Center
100 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department cordially invites all media to attend an opportunity to obtain "B-roll footage" of the Los Angeles Police Department’s new state of the art Communication Dispatch Center (CDC).

In 1992, Proposition M, a $235 million bond to fund the new communications and information project, was approved by the voters of Los Angeles. The project included two new dispatch centers to handle citywide 9-1-1 and dispatch responsibilities and a new digital voice system. "The new digital voice system is another example of the Department’s commitment to provide our officers with the most sophisticated tools available to help reduce crime within the City," said Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police William J. Bratton. "This new voice system and dispatch facility are the nucleus of an entirely new approach to law enforcement communications and information management in Los Angeles; one that we believe other communities around the world will imitate."

Construction for the CDC broke ground on November 15, 1999 and was completed in June 2001. In November 2002, a move to the new CDC took place with a switch over of all communication lines, commencing on January 21, 2003.

Members of the media desirous of obtaining B-roll footage of the new CDC must check in with Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 150 North Los Angeles Street, Room 626, at one of the below listed times. The following times are established to escort the media through the CDC: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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