Elysian Park – The Los Angeles Police Department will graduate 53 police officers on Friday, March 9, 2001. The ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, 1880 North Academy Drive in Los Angeles, at 10:00 a.m. The graduating officers have completed 1,064 hours of training over the course of 28 weeks. There are 43 males and 10 females in the graduating class.
Ninety Two (92) recruit classes consisting of 5,395 new officers have graduated since the inception of the Los Angeles Public Safety Plan in July 1993. Over 125 recruit officers remain in training at the academy, with a new class scheduled to start each month.
It is anticipated that over 500 guests will attend the graduation ceremony. Chief Bernard C. Parks will inspect the class along with the members of the Police Commission and Department command staff will be in attendance.
This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.