LAPD Joins with Autism Society of America to train Officers

April 29, 2008

Los Angeles Police Commission President Anthony Pacheco
Emily Iland, Autism Society of America – Los Angeles
LAPD Mental Evaluation Unit personnel
Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Officers

Los Angeles Police Metropolitan Division Officers will receive training on how to recognize and work productively with individuals with Autism.  This training is part of the LAPD Autism Awareness Program, a collaborative project with the Autism Society of America – Los Angeles. 

The goal of the partnership is to train all officers to recognize the various of forms of Autism, and therefore avoid potential tragedies due to lack of appropriate communication.  Training is conducted by LAPD Mental Evaluation Unit personnel teamed with experts from the Autism Society of America – Los Angeles, and at times, individuals with Autism.  At this particular roll call, Police Commission President Anthony Pacheco, who is one of the trainers, will join the team. 

The training materials for this program have been developed by award-winning author Emily Iland, who is also the Secretary of the Autism Society of America – Los Angeles.

Metropolitan Division Roll Call
Elysian Park Police Academy
1880 North Academy Road
Los Angeles, California 90012
Classroom 2
Located in lower classrooms on the left side of the driveway

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
3:30 pm