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News Release

Monday, January 5, 2009

Media Relations

Olympic Station Opens its Doors to the Media; Chief Bratton, Captain Blake and Other Dignitaries to Conduct First Formal Uniform Inspection

Formal uniform inspection of Olympic Station's personnel and the media's first look at LAPD's newest police station.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
8:00 a.m.

Olympic Area Community Police Station
1130 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Chief William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department
Assistant Chief James McDonnell, Chief of Staff
Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger, Office of Operation
Deputy Chief Terry Hara, Operations-West Bureau
Commander Debra McCarthy, Operations-West Bureau
Captain Matt Blake, Area Commanding Officer, Olympic Station
Captain Lenny Hundshamer, Patrol Commanding Officer, Olympic Station
Neighborhood Council Leaders

In March 2002, the voters in Los Angeles passed a $600 million dollar public safety measure to improve, renovate and expand public safety facilities.  Olympic Station is the  newest LAPD station and on Wednesday, January 7th, Chief Bratton along with other dignitaries will conduct a formal uniform inspection of all Olympic Station personnel.  After the inspection, Captain Matt Blake and his staff will provide exclusive station tours for the media.  

On Saturday, January 17, 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department will invite the media and the community to meet the men and women assigned to LAPD's 21st police station and celebrate Olympic Division's Grand Opening.  The Grand Opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, local entertainment, static and active displays from the Department's specialized units, station tours and more.   

Parking is made available for the media on Menlo Avenue between 11th Street and Pico Boulevard.

For additional information, please contact Police Officer Douglass Hall, Olympic Station at 213-382-9117, or contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.