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January 3, 2023

News Conference

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
10:00 a.m.

Police Administration Building – Compstat Room
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

John Lee, Los Angeles City Councilmember – District 12
Joanne Nowlin, CEO American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
Jay Winkenbach, Regional Donor Services Executive
Michel Moore, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
Scott Fairfield, Chief of the Bell Gardens Police Department
Kristin Crowley, Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department

The Battle of the Badges blood drives began in 2007 in Southern California as an opportunity for badge-carrying personnel to help hospital patients in need through a friendly competition. The program has become the nation’s largest and most successful law enforcement blood drive.

This year, Chief Moore is leading the initiative for officers and first responders of the City of Los Angeles and Southern California, competing in a friendly contest to raise awareness about blood donations for the American Red Cross Los Angeles. While this initiative is themed and geared specifically toward the law enforcement community, the public is strongly encouraged to participate.

Eligible donors can schedule an appointment to give blood using the Blood Donor App, by visiting and enter sponsor code BOB23, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS

For further information please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Public Engagement Section at (213) 486-6000, or the American Red Cross at 213-347-4475.