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News Release

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation Ceremony for Class 6-09 NA09334SF

WHAT:
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Recruit
Officer Graduation Ceremony ~ Class 6-09

WHEN:
Friday, December 4, 2009
9:00 a.m. – Graduation Ceremony on the Athletic Field

WHERE:
Los Angeles Police Academy (Elysian Park)
1880 North Academy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:
LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck
Representatives from the Mayor’s Office of the
City of Los Angeles
Representatives from the LAPD Board of Commissioners
LAPD Command Staff and Special Guests

WHY:
On Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department will graduate 32 police officers. Each recruit has completed
912 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks. Among the graduating class is Recruit Officer Martin Beck, son of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

For reference, 27 males and 5 females are graduating. The ethnic breakdown of the class is as follows:
10 Caucasians, 14 Hispanics, 4 African Americans and 4 Asians.

It is anticipated that over 500 guests will attend the graduation ceremony. Chief Beck will conduct a formal inspection of the class along withrepresentatives from the Mayor’s office, the Board of Police Commissioners, LAPD command staff and other special guests.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.