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News Release

Monday, March 3, 2008

Media Relations

Police Foundation Provides Funding for Police Bicycles

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:
77th Street Community Police Station
Community Room
7600 South Broadway
Los Angeles, Ca 90003

WHO:
Deputy Chief Kenneth O. Garner, Commanding Officer South Bureau
Karen Wagener, President-Los Angeles Police Foundation

WHY:
A partnership of the Weingart Foundation and the Los Angeles Police Foundation provided a grant to the LAPD for the purchase of 150 police bicycles. The bicycles will enable officers to focus on crime suppression, patrol, curfew and and truancy sweeps. The bikes will be used as an outreach mechanism, attracting youth to productive and safe programs.

Contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586 for further information.