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News Release

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Media Relations

LAPD 100 Years: Celebrating the Women Sworn to Protect and to Serve NA10239SF

A special event celebrating LAPD women police officers and their accomplishments, including the premiere of a new video, “Celebrating LAPD Women: past, present and future” and a tribute to female officers killed in the line of duty.
Monday, September 13, 2010
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Los Angeles Police Administration Building
Ronald F. Deaton Auditorium
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Council District 15
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar Council District 14
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, Council District 9
Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis P. Zine, Council District 3
Los Angeles Police Commissioner John Mack
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles County Sherriff Leroy Baca
LAPD Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur
Retired Policewoman Dorothy Pathe, LAPD Academy Class of 1948
Mistress of Ceremonies, Actress Regina King, who portrays LAPD Detective Lydia Adams in the TV series “Southland.”
Actress Darlanne Fluegel, who portrayed LAPD Officer Joanne Molenski in the TV series "Hunter." Actress Stepfanie Kramer, who portrayed LAPD Sgt. Dee Dee McCall in the TV series "Hunter."
To recognize and acknowledge the monumental changes that have occurred within the LAPD since September 12, 1910, when Alice Stebbins Wells was hired as the first female police officer in the United States with full police powers.

Today, the women of LAPD serve in every capacity of law enforcement.  Their history mirrors that of the Department.  During the event, a reflection of their victorious triumphs, challenging struggles and rewarding accomplishments will be shared through video testimonials, remarks by female Staff Officers and conversations among the anticipated 200 attendees. 

We welcome the media to join us for LAPD 100 Years: Celebrating the Women Sworn to Protect and to Serve, and to witness firsthand some of the memorable stories of these women and how they helped build one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the nation.    

Visuals for the Media will include an exhibit of vintage to modern uniforms worn by women LAPD officers, historic photographs of the Los Angeles Police Department and an all female Honor Guard.

For additional information contact Police Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.