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News Release

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Citywide Bicycle Officer Inspection

WHAT:          
Formal Inspection and Press Conference


WHEN:          
Friday, October 3, 2008 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:        
Ahmanson Recruit Training Center
(Back Parking Lot)
5651 W. Manchester Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

WHO:            
Chief of Police, William J. Bratton
Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger, Office of Operations
Karen Wagener, President of the Los Angeles Police Foundation
More than 100 Bicycle officers from throughout the Department

WHY:           
Thanks to the generous support of the Weingart Foundation in collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Foundation, 150 new patrol bicycles were purchased for the Department. These new Cannondale bikes have allowed the Los Angeles Police Department to expand its bike patrol operations throughout the City.

The morning will begin with the annual Bicycle Officer Inspection where police officers from every Command in the City will gather for a formal equipment and uniform inspection.  Following the inspection, Chief Bratton will be joined by Karen Wagener, President of the Los Angeles Police Foundation to discuss the positive impact that bicycle patrols have on reducing crime and enhancing relationships in the community.

For additional information, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.