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News Release

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Media Relations

Echo Park, Pico-Union and Westlake Communities Receive New Rampart Police Station

WHAT:   
The Grand Opening of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Rampart Community Police Station
        
WHEN:   
Thursday, September 4, 2008 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:   
Rampart Area Community Police Station
1401 West 6th Street
Los Angeles 90017
        
WHO:       
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles  
City Council President Eric Garcetti, Council District 13
Councilmember Ed Reyes, Council District 1  
Anthony Pacheco, Los Angeles Police Commissioner
Chief William J. Bratton, LAPD
Captain John Egan, Rampart Area Commanding Officer
Gary Lee Moore, Los Angeles City Engineer
Sharon Bruno, Proposition Q Administrator

WHY:   
In March 2002, the voters in Los Angeles passed a $600 million dollar public safety measure to improve, renovate and expand public safety facilities.  

The original Rampart Station was established in 1966 and was located at 2710 West Temple Street.  It became too small to house its 380 sworn and civilian personnel, so Rampart detectives had to work at a separate location, 303 South Union Avenue.

The new state-of-the-art facility, designed by the architectural firm of Perkins and Will, is “Gold-certified” by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  It will house patrol officers, support staff and detectives.  Nick Seierup, the architect of the facility, will be available to answer media questions and station tours will be provided.

For more information, please contact Rampart Station Police Officer David Litaker at 213-484-3074.