LAPD Partners with The Sunshine Kids for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience NA17168dm

September 13, 2017

WHAT: For the 12th consecutive year, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will partner with The Sunshine Kids Foundation to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for kids who are fighting cancer.

WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: *Start* Sheraton Universal Hotel – Rooftop of Parking Structure 333 Universal Hollywood Drive Universal City, Ca 91608 (The Sunshine Kids Sworn in as Honorary LAPD Officers) *Finish* Raleigh Studios – Set of TNT’s television show “Major Crimes” 5300 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, Ca 90038 (Activities and Lunch with the cast of “Major Crimes”)

WHO: LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore, Office of Operations LAPD Commander Jeffrey Bert, Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy Actor G.W. Bailey, TNT’s TV Show “Major Crimes” and the Director of The Sunshine Kids The Cast of TNT’s Television Show “Major Crimes” Sunshine Kids from around the United States

WHY: During the event, The Sunshine Kids will be sworn in as honorary LAPD Officers. The ceremony, attended by 75 active and reserve police officers will also feature the LAPD’s Concert Band and a flyover by an LAPD Airship.

After the swearing in ceremony, The Sunshine Kids will be transported in Black & White Police cars through the streets of Hollywood. In addition, the parade of police cars will be escorted by a team of LAPD Motorcycle Officers with lights and sirens. The “honorary officers” will be greeted by the cast and crew of “Major Crimes,” watch an episode of the crime drama, tour the television set where the show is filmed and enjoy a complimentary lunch hosted by Raleigh Studios with the “Major Crimes” cast and representatives from the LAPD.

About the Sunshine Kids Foundation: The Sunshine Kids is a national non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, the Foundation is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.

Media Credentials: Event Media Credentials will be required to cover one or both activities and locations.

Please contact:

Jennifer Greene Illuminate-Communications (770) 361-2014

CONTACT: For more information, please call Senior Lead Officer Javier Barragan, LAPD Community Relationship Division at (213) 486-6000. You may also call LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.