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News Release

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation of 37 New Officers


Los Angeles - On Friday, June 29, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department will graduate 37 police officers The ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, 1880 North Academy Drive, Los Angeles. The graduating officers have completed 1,064 hours of training over the course of 28 weeks. There are 32 males and 5 females in the graduating class. Of the 37 graduates, 28 of them have some degree of college education, with 14 of them in possession of Bachelor Degrees.

Ninety-four recruit classes consisting of 5,467 new officers have graduated since the inception of the Los Angeles Public Safety Plan in July 1993. Over 91 recruit officers remain in training at the Academy, with a new class scheduled to start each month.

It is anticipated that over 500 guests will attend the graduation ceremonies. Chief Bernard C. Parks will inspect the class. Members of the Police Commission and Police Department command staff will be in attendance, as well as their special guests and other dignitaries.

For further information regarding this press release, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586. This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee.