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April 15, 2009

WHAT: Los Angeles Police Recruit Officer Graduation Ceremony ~ Class 11-08 WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2009 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Academy (Elysian Park) 1880 North Academy Drive Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO: Chief of Police William Bratton Representatives from the LAPD Board of Commissioners LAPD Command Staff and Special Guests

WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department will graduate 53 police officers, with 46 males and 7 females. The ethnic breakdown of the class is as follows: 11 Caucasians, 31 Hispanics, 6 African American, 1 Chinese, 1 Korean, 1 Cambodian, 1 Middle Eastern, 1 Brazilian. Graduating officers have completed 912 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks. Among the graduates are a Los Angeles Port police officer and an Airport police officer.

CONTACT: For further information contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.