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News Release

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Media Relations

LAPD Website Translates into 14 Languages

Los Angeles: A new feature on, the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) website, allows readers to navigate in 14 languages.

On January 16, 2009, the LAPD activated 14 language translation links on their website,  In accordance with widely accepted standards in language translation, all one has to do is click on a national flag of a country.  The desired information will be translated into the predominant language spoken in that country.  The following languages are currently available: Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, Italian, French, Tagalog, German and Vietnamese.  This outreach effort to the diverse communities will promote mutual understanding and respect.  Whether a community member is learning English or any one of the 14 languages, or even if the visitor to the site simply prefers another language, this new addition to the LAPD website can be informative, educational and fun.  

The Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF) funds the Department’s official website and essential equipment and programs for the LAPD which are not included in the City’s budget.  For more information about the Los Angeles Police Foundation, please visit, or call 213-489-4636.

For additional information, please contact the LAPD Online Unit at 213-485-1750, or visit  Other questions may be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.