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February 8, 2017

Los Angeles: LAPD Hosts Police Leaders from 10 U.S. Cities to Learn About Crime Fighting Strategies and Community Initiatives

On February 9, 2017, and for the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department will host senior police and federal law enforcement officials as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Violence Reduction Network technical assistance program.

Senior police leaders from Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans and five other U.S. cities will learn about LAPD’s programs in constitutional policing, community partnerships, and strategic crime initiatives during a two-day visit to Los Angeles.

The group of 50 law enforcement participants will visit LAPD’s Hollenbeck and Northeast Area stations today to learn about innovative community partnership programs and the Department’s Smart Policing Initiative which analyzes large data sets to deploy officers and prevent serious crimes. The group will also attend an LAPD CompStat meeting focused on reducing homelessness in the City.

“The LAPD is very proud of our innovative strategies to reduce crime and build public trust,” said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. “We are always honored when the Department of Justice recommends that agencies visit us to learn from our experiences in making Los Angeles a safer community and we also benefit by learning about the experiences of the visiting agencies.”

The program’s participants also include representatives from federal partners including the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshal’s Service, and U.S Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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