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News Release

Friday, September 14, 2007

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation

WHAT: LAPD graduation of 70 new officers

WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2007
9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 North Academy Drive, Elysian Park
Los Angeles, California 90012

WHO: Chief William J. Bratton
Representatives from the Board of Commissioners and Mayor’s office
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 58 males and 12 females in the graduating class.
The ethnic breakdown of the class is 18 Caucasians, 33 Hispanics, 9 African American, 1 Taiwanese, 1 Chinese.

The graduating class includes 57 LAPD officers, 3 General services Police Department officers, and 8 Los Angeles World Airport Police Department officers. The LAPD officers include 2 lateral officers that will graduate with the regular recruit class. These lateral officers are experienced peace officers who have been certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Both officers joined the Los Angeles Police Department after serving with other California law enforcement agencies.