Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department will graduate 28 police officers on Friday, August 24, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, 1880 North Academy Drive, Los Angeles. The graduating officers have completed 1,064 hours of training over the course of 28 weeks. There are 26 males and 2 females in the graduating class. Of the 28 graduates, 12 of them have some degree of college education, with 8 of them in possession of Bachelor Degrees.
Ninety-five recruit classes consisting of 5,495 new officers have graduated since the inception of the Los Angeles Public Safety Plan in July 1993. Over 82 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 ceremonies. Chief Bernard C. Parks will inspect the class. Members of the Police Commission and Police Department command staff will be in attendance, as well as their special guests and other dignitaries.
For further information regarding this press release, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586. This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee.