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News Release

Thursday, May 16, 2002

Media Relations

Los Angeles Police Commission Seeks the Community Input in Selecting a New Chief

"Los Angeles Police Commission Seeks the Community Input in Selecting a New Chief"


Los Angeles – On Thursday, May 23, 2002, members of the Los Angeles Police Commission will hold the first of five community meetings throughout Los Angeles to obtain public input to assist them in choosing the selection criteria for a new Chief of Police. Police Commission President Rick Caruso stated, "The Police Commission is responsible for selecting the final three candidates from which the Mayor will select the Chief of Police. We need to know exactly what the people want in their new Chief. This is the time for people to speak out and be a part of this process."

The Police Commission will soon be determining the criteria for the selection of a new Chief. The members of the Commission are looking to the people of Los Angeles to assist in developing the criteria by participating in these meetings. All meetings will be attended by at least one Police Commissioner and will be facilitated by Police Commission Executive Director Joe Gunn.

Police Commissioners will hold community meetings throughout Los Angeles. The meetings will be held as follows:

  • Thursday, May 23, 2002
    6:30 PM
    Kedren Community Hall
    710 East 111th Place, Los Angeles

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2002
    7:30 PM
    Hollywood Presbyterian Church
    1760 North Gower Street, Hollywood

  • Thursday, June 6, 2002
    6:30 PM
    Presbyterian Hospital
    15107 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2002
    6:30 PM
    Banning Landing Community Center
    100 East Water Street, Wilmington

  • Thursday, June 27, 2002
    Occidental College
    (in conjunction with a Town Hall Meeting)
    1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock

If you have any questions, please call the Police Commission at 213-485-3531.