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News Release

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Academy Graduation

WHAT: LAPD Graduation of 38 Police Officers, 6 Lateral Officers and
10 Reserve Officers

WHEN: Friday, November 7, 2008
9:00 a.m.

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

WHO: Acting Chief of Police, Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger
Representatives from the Board of Commissioners and Mayor’s Office
Police Department Command Staff and their special guests

WHY: Graduating officers have completed 912 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks. There are 35 males and 3 females in the graduating class. The ethnic breakdown of the class is 8 Caucasians, 18 Hispanics, 7 African Americans, 1 Chinese, 1 Japanese, 1 Korean and 2 Middle Easterners.

Two Los Angeles World Airport Officers, 1 General Services Department and 3 Los Angeles Port Police Officers will also be graduating.

There will also be 6 lateral officers graduating with the regular recruit class. These lateral officers, 4 males and 2 females, are experienced peace officers certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. They have joined the LAPD after serving with another California law enforcement agencies and completing a two-month lateral officer academy. The ethnic breakdown is 1 Caucasians, 2 Hispanics, 1 African American, 1 Filipino and 1 Korean.

Ten Reserve Police Officers will also graduate. These Reserve Officers completed over 186 hours of training over the course of 16 weeks. There are 9 males and 1 female in the class. The ethnic breakdown of the class is 5 Caucasians, 2 Hispanics, 1 African American, 1 Chinese and 1 Japanese.

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