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News Release

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Media Relations

Promotional Ceremony for LAPD Officers and the Announcement of the First LAPD Explorer Commanders Appointments

WHAT:    
A promotion ceremony of LAPD officers and the announcement of the appointing of the first ever LAPD Explorer Commanders Appointments
        
WHEN:    
Thursday, November 6, 2008
9:00 a.m.

WHERE:    
Parker Center Auditorium
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, Calif. 90012
        
WHO:    
LAPD Chief William Bratton
Commander James H. Cansler, Commanding Officer, Personnel Group
Various LAPD command staff and other dignitaries
LAPD Officers and their families

WHY:     
The LAPD is promoting 10 Lieutenants and 6 Detectives.
    
This ceremony will include the announcement of the first LAPD Explorer Commanders appointments.  For the first time in the history of the LAPD Explorer Program, the department will appoint a Chief Explorer, six Explorer Commanders and the Executive Advisory Council.  

The LAPD Explorer Program is a long-standing youth program.  Students are taught basic law enforcement skills, physical fitness, problem-solving skills and are expose to curriculum focused on directing young men and women toward a career in law enforcement.
    
CONTACT:    
For more information, contact LAPD Media Relations Section 213-485-3586 /pio@lapd.lacity.org     

NOTE: Media Parking will be available along the red curb in front of the guard shack.