Patricia ‘Pat’ A. Hemphill was born in Chicago, Illinois on Flag Day, June 14th, Pat’s family relocated to Los Angeles, California when Pat was an infant, so her California roots run deep. Her educational pursuits here have taken her to Normandie Avenue, John Muir, and Manual Arts public schools, as well as East Los Angeles College.
Pat has demonstrated dedication to community service all of her adult life. Her repertoire of community related activities include 38 years at Head Start, years of participation in the Manual Arts Parent-Teacher-Student Association, supporter of the Kid Watch program, and member of the Mid-City Magnet School Site Council.
With participation dating back to 1971, throughout the history of the Department’s Community Policing program, Ms. Hemphill has been a stalwart part of the Southwest Community Police station. She was also a member of the Southwest Sweethearts group, and helped facilitate the Basic Car Plan when it was subsequently devised. She has been a Block Club Captain, member of the Catalina Neighborhood Association, and joined the Community-Police Advisory Board in 1992.