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Monday, November 26, 2012

Media Relations

Chief Charlie Beck to Dedicate The Police Orientation and Preparation Program (POPP) NA12255cj

What:
POPP Program Dedication

When:
December 5, 2012
11:30 a.m.

Where:
Ahmanson Recruit Training Center
5651 W. Manchester Boulevard
Los Angeles, Calif. 90045

Who:
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger
LAPD Commander Stuart Maislin, Personnel and Training Bureau
Captain Martin A. Baeza, Comanding Officer, Training Division
Dr. Daniel La Vista, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, President, West Los Angeles College
Roberta Weintraub, Founder, POPP
Ira Krinsky, Korn Ferry International
West Los Angeles College Professors
POPP Administration
Police Academy Magnet School Coordinators
LAPD Magnet School Officers
Representatives from the POPP

Why:
To dedicate and highlight the POPP program.  POPP program is a one-of-a-kind exploratory educational experience that places career-bound, law enforcement students in an established LAPD training environment.  With a team of LAPD staff and officers, LAUSD coordinators and consultants and Los Angeles Community College deans and instructors, high school seniors and college freshman are put through a simulated LAPD recruit experience.

Their program’s mission is to prepare highly motivated students for the moral, ethical and physical standards required of law enforcement agencies.  It provides a rigorous, two-year college curriculum administered by professors that provides high school seniors and college freshman cadets 15 college units per semester.

This program affords cadets job opportunities for the public and private sector while in school.  It also creates a curricular foundation which enables cadets to obtain an Associate’s degree and/or transfer to a four-year university before applying to the LAPD.

The POPP program started three years ago under the guidance of Chief Sandy Jo McArthur which is now under the leadership of Captain Martin Baeza.

Chief Beck will be on hand for the dedication and will also be a part of the festivities followed by lunch and live demonstrations by the cadets to showcase the highlights of the program.

For more information about the POPP program or inquiries about this event please call Roberta Weintruab at 1.310.246.0404.  For more about POPP program go to www.poppartc.com.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Sergeant John Amendola, Recruit Training, Training Division at 310-342-0511.