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News Release

Tuesday, October 5, 1999

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LAPD West Valley Division to Host Open House

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, October 5, 1999

LAPD West Valley Division to Host Open House

WHAT:
Los Angeles Police Department to conduct open house.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 9, 1999
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Police Department
West Valley Community Police Station
19020 Vanowen Street (corner of Wilbur)
Reseda, CA

People wanting to get an inside look at a police station, climb on a fire truck or sit behind the wheel of a military Humvee will want to visit LAPD's West Valley Division on Saturday, October 9,1999, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. when this police station conducts its annual open house.

Kids can climb in police cars, sit on police motorcycles, and hop on an LAFD fire truck while enjoying something to eat at this family event. Among other attractions at this free event will be members of the SWAT team, a police dog, the mounted horse unit, a police helicopter, the off-road motorcycle detail, a bomb squad display, and many other department specialized units. Tours of the station, including an inside look at the jail will be conducted all day.

In addition, members of the LAPD recruiting unit will be on hand to provide information on how to join the department. LAPD reserve officers and members of the explorer programs will be available to discuss their units as well.

This open house is just one event that highlights LAPD's community policing efforts and an opportunity for the members of the community and police department to showcase their support of each other.

For information contact Sergeant Cindy Brounsten, West Valley Community Police Station at 818-756-8671.




For Release 7:25 am PST
October 5, 1999