LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala Discusses Two Upcoming Events Fill-the-BEAR and Project Endure NA16236ma

November 17, 2016

What: Press Conference

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Metropolitan Division 2710 W. Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90026

Who: LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, Director, Office of Special Operations LAPD Captain Greg McManus, Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division LAPD Captain David Kowalski, Commanding Officer, Olympic Division Mary Beth Perrine, Senior Director, Development and Community Outreach, Orthopaedic Institute for Children An Orthopaedic Institute for Children patient LAPD Police Officer Kristina Tudor, Metropolitan Division LAPD Police Officer Joe Cirrito, Olympic Division LAPD S.W.A.T. officers

Why: LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala will share two exciting events; one of which kicks off this weekend.

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., S.W.A.T. officers will be at The Beverly Connection, 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, collecting toys to benefit over 2,000 children who attend the annual Orthopaedic Institute for Children Holiday Party on December 7, 2016. Help us Fill-the-BEAR (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response) vehicle with new, unwrapped toys for this worthy event.

More information on the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Holiday Party can be found at

On Sunday, November 27, 2016, Police Officers Kristina Tudor and Joe Cirrito will begin their run from Elysian Park Police Academy in Los Angeles with a final destination to the State Capital in Sacramento. Officers Tudor and Cirrito will be running in their full police uniforms. They are running to raise funds and awareness for police officers who have been killed in the line of duty and their loved ones.

More information on Project Endure please visit