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News Release

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Media Relations

Target and LAPD Partner to Launch New Crime Fighting Capabilities

News Conference announcing the formation of a unique public-private partnership between the Los Angeles Police Department’s Regional Crime Center and Target to foster safe families and communities in Southern California.  To that end, Target Corporation will present a $200,000 donation to the Los Angeles Police Foundation.  The gift will help to develop a state of the art situational awareness tool for LAPD's Regional Crime Center.
Monday, July 7, 2008 10:00 a.m.

City Hall East
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012
(P-4 Level, Emergency Operations Boardroom, Room #E-146)

Due to security issues, the media is asked to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m., in the City Hall East lobby, located at 200 North Main Street.  Once assembled, the media will be escorted to the Emergency Operations Boardroom.
Chief William Bratton, LAPD
Bryan Nagel, Director of Assets Protection, Target Corporation
Joe Lynch, Group Assets Protection Team Leader, Target Corporation
Carmen Moch, Group Vice President, Target Corporation
Florence Chung, Community Partnerships Specialist, Target Corporation
Karen Wagener, President, Los Angeles Police Foundation
Deputy Chief Charlie Beck, Detective Bureau, LAPD
Lieutenant Sean Malinowski, Assistant Commanding Officer, Regional Crime Center, LAPD

The donation from the Target Corporation will help to develop a state of the art situational awareness tool for the LAPD's Regional Crime Center.  The system will allow for real time visual mapping of police major calls for service throughout the City. In addition, the system will automatically query Department records to conduct an immediate on-demand proximity analysis for each incident, allowing officers to more easily discern patterns and provide responding officers and detectives with investigative leads.
The Los Angeles Police Foundation will facilitate the grant from Target, and is a major source of private funding for the LAPD.  The Foundation's mission is to create partnerships to provide resources and programs that helps the police to better our communities.  For more information regarding the Foundation, please visit:

For additional information, please contact Lt. Sean Malinowski, Regional Crime Center at 213-978-6500, or LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.