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July 14, 2009

WHAT:    Los Angeles Police Recruit Officer Graduation Ceremony ~ Class 1-09
WHEN:    Friday, June 19, 2009
9:00 a.m.

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

WHO:    Assistant Chief of Police Sharon K. Papa
Representatives from the Board of Police Commissioners
LAPD Command Staff and Special Guests

WHY:    The Los Angeles Police Department will graduate 46 police officers, with 37 males and 7 females.  The ethnic breakdown of the class is as follows: 11 Caucasians, 24 Hispanics, 5 African American, and 6 of Asian descent.  Graduating officers have completed 912 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks.  Among the graduates are 1 Los Angeles Port police officer and 1 General Services police officer.

Assistant Chief Papa will inspect the class and it is anticipated that over 500 guests will attend the graduation ceremonies. 
CONTACT:    For further information contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.