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News Release

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Media Relations

Cops and Kids Program

 

What:
Cops and Kids Program

When:
Thursday, January 30, 2003, at 10:00 a.m.

Where:
Mulholland Middle School, 17120 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in conjunction with the Constitutional Rights Foundation and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will be presenting a "Cops and Kids" program at Mulholland Middle School in Van Nuys.

The "Cops and Kids" program is designed to forge better relationships between police officers and middle school age students. The program also helps improve the attitude of middle school youths about the police, and officers’ perceptions about youths. The program is meant to educate young people about the practices of law enforcement and the role of the police in society; educate young people about the scope and limits of police authority as well as constitutional rights, and encourage youths, parents, and community involvement in projects to improve school safety, prevent violence and foster positive police-community relations.

The LAPD is working with its partners, LAUSD and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, to expand this program into other San Fernando Valley schools on a regular basis.

For further information, contact Commander Michel R. Moore, Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations-Valley Bureau at 818-756-8303.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.