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News Release

Friday, June 20, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation

WHAT: LAPD Graduation of 103 New Police Officers and 11 Reserve Police Officers

WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2008
9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 North Academy Drive
Elysian Park, 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: Two academy classes are graduating. Graduating officers of class 12-2007 have completed 1,064 hours of training in 28 weeks of training. The graduating members of class 1-2008 have completed 912 hours in 24 weeks of training. There are 87 males and 16 females in the graduating classes.

Two officers from the General Services Department and 11 Los Angeles World Airport Officers will also be graduating.

The ethnic breakdown of the classes is 27 Caucasians, 53 Hispanics, 10 African American, 5 Korean, 1 Chinese, 2 Japanese, 2 Filipino, 1 Vietnamese and 1 Asian Indian.

Additionally, 11 reserve police officers will graduate with the regular recruit class. These reserve officers, 11 males, have completed over 186 hours of training over the course of 16 weeks.

For further information contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.