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News Release

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Media Relations

Explorer Graduation

What:
Graduation of Law Enforcement Explorer Class 85

When:
Saturday, November 19, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Where:
Elysian Park Facility
1880 N. Academy Drive
Los Angeles

Who:

Chief William J. Bratton,
    Los Angeles Police Department
Captain Anita Ortega, Commanding Officer,
    Juvenile Division
Chief David L. Snowden,
    Beverly Hills Police Department
Kevin Gano, Director of Public Safety,
    City of Norwalk

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department proudly announces the graduation of Explorer Class 85.

Explorer Class 85 consists of 91 LAPD Explorers, 8 Beverly Hills Explorers and 6 Norwalk Safety Police Explorers.  The 105 graduates have successfully completed 128 hours of academic and physical training. 

A statistical breakdown of the class by gender and ethnicity is as follows:

Males     69                   Females   36           

Hispanic            90
Caucasian           6
Black                   4
Asian                   4
Pacific Islander    1

Following the graduation, the explorers will return to the Explorer Posts at their stations and begin assignments in non-hazardous police duties that provide service to their communities.



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