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News Release

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Media Relations

LAPD Cadet Graduation

WHAT:
LAPD Cadet Graduation

WHEN:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
USC Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089

WHO:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Ms. Shane Murphy Goldsmith, Los Angeles Police Commission
540 Cadet Graduates, thousands of family members, and friends

WHY:
Over 540 Cadets (ages 13-20) will join the ranks of the nearly 6,000 Cadets Citywide. Also featured at this graduation will be 198 Cadet Parents who are graduating from the Cadet Parent Academy. The Cadet Program places strong emphasis on leadership, character building, discipline, academic excellence, and life-skills. During the eighteen-week academy term, Cadets receive instruction in an array of study domains that include:


* Leadership Training

* Law Enforcement Principles

* Conflict Resolution

* Physical Fitness

* Life - Skills Education

* Cultural Diversity

* Financial Literacy

* Gang and Narcotics Prevention


The LAPD Cadet Leadership Program is a dynamic youth-based enterprise and is the Department's "signature" program for community youth. The Cadet Program has a rich heritage of reaching students from all walks of life, guiding them towards academic excellence, leadership and enhancing their ability to live productive lives.

For more information about this special event, you may contact the LAPD Youth Programs officers at 213-486-6090. You can also visit their website at www.LAPDCadets.com or follow on Twitter at @LAPD_Cadets.


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