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News Release

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation

What:
LAPD Graduation of 47 new officers

When:
March 3, 2006, at 9:00 a.m.

Where:
LAPD Academy
1880 North Academy Drive, Elysian Park
Los Angeles, California 90012

Who:

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Chief William J. Bratton
Representatives from the Board of Commissioners
Police Department Command Staff and their special guests

Why:
Graduating officers have completed 1,035 hours of training over the course of 32 weeks. There are 38 males and 9 females in the graduating class. The ethnic breakdown of the class are as follows: 18 Caucasians, 20 Hispanics, 1 Filipino, 4 African Americans and 4 Asians.

Additionally, one lateral officer will graduate with the regular recruit class. The lateral officer is an experienced peace officer who has joined the LAPD after serving with another California law enforcement agency.

Chief William J. Bratton will inspect the class.