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News Release

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Media Relations

LAPD Hosts Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Police Academy Graduation NA12133rf

WHAT:
A community police academy graduation ceremony for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) participants who will be liaison representatives for their communities with the Department

WHEN:
Thursday, June 14, 2012
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Elysian Park Police Academy
“The Rock Garden”
1880 N. Academy Drive
Los Angeles, California 90012
    
WHO:
LAPD Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur, Director, Office of Administrative Services
LAPD Deputy Chief Terry Hara, Personnel and Training Bureau
LAPD Captain III Beatrice Girmala, Commanding Officer, Hollywood Division
Karina Samala, Transgender Working Group
LGBT Community and Business Leaders

WHY:
To acknowledge 26 community members graduating from the Department’s LGBT Community Police Academy after completing a nine-week course of basic introduction to LAPD’s training, policies and state laws.  The course also included a firsthand tour of the new downtown jail and communications facility. Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur will address the continued efforts made by the LAPD to strengthen partnerships with the LGBT community in a spirit of respect and dignity.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Senior Lead Officer Alessandra Moura at the LAPD Community Relations Section, 213-486-6009, or by e-mail at: 36688@lapd.lacity.org.

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