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Friday, March 27, 2009

Media Relations

Doing the Hard Right, Instead of the Easy Wrong A Positive Problem Solving Dialog between Harbor Area Teens and LAPD Officers

WHAT:    
3rd Annual Harbor Area Teen Community Police Advisory Board Conference

WHEN:    
Thursday, April 2, 2009
8:00 a.m. Media Availability
8:15 a.m. Conference Begins
1:15 p.m. Chief William J. Bratton to deliver Keynote Address

WHERE:    
San Pedro Crown Plaza Hotel
601 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, California  90731

WHO:        
Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Council District15
Chief William J. Bratton
Captain William Hayes, Commanding Officer, Harbor Area Community Police Station
Dr. Richard Vladovic, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member
Dr. Michael Pritchard, Conference Facilitator
Mr. Gilbert Salinas, Conference Facilitator
300 Teen Community Police Advisory Board Members

WHY:        
The Teen Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) Conference was established in January 2006.  Since its inception, the Harbor Area has seen youth violence decrease 11%.  

During the Teen CPAB Conference, topics of discussion will include the valuable role teens play in the problem solving process to reduce youth violence, gang prevention and intervention, the negative impacts of driving while under the influence, racial tolerance and making wise decisions.

CONTACT:    
For more information, please contact Senior Lead Officer Joe Buscaino, Harbor Area Community Police Station at 310-869-2168, or 310-522-2042.  You may also call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.


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