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News Release

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Media Relations

LAPD's Detective Bureau Community Academy II Graduation Community Members Get Special Detective Policing Course NA09286rf

A graduation ceremony for members of the community who participated in an educational program about detective policing sponsored by the Detective Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Operations- South Bureau.
October 29, 2009
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Ahmanson Recruit Training Center
5651 West Manchester Blvd., Room 1C
Los Angeles, CA 90045

LAPD First Assistant Chief James McDonnell, Office of the Chief of Police
LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese, Operations- South Bureau Detectives
LAPD Commander Patrick Gannon, Detective Bureau
LAPD Captain Ann Young, Detective Support and Vice Division

WHY:    To acknowledge graduates from the Department’s Detective Bureau Community Police Academy II Program, which is designed to inform and educate the community in various areas of “Detective Policing.”  The academy provided insight into how LAPD detectives perform their specific duties and how the Department can better serve the community.  Most importantly, it imparted valuable information to members of the community to which they wouldn’t otherwise have access.

The mission of the Detective Bureau Community Police Academy is to establish and improve communication between members of the community and the police through education and exposure to various police sciences.  Not only does the program present the community with an enjoyable learning experience, it also provides insight into police services, practices and detective operations.

The Academy consists of a six-week course that meets once a week.  Each class consists of a three-hour block of instruction (usually weeknights).  It also includes a graduation during the last week.

CONTACT:    For further information contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.