Los Angeles Police Department Receives $100,000 Grant for Cadet Leadership Program from the University of Southern California

November 17, 2014

News Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
9:00 am

University of Southern California
Argue Plaza, University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089

(Media parking available on 34th Street, enter on McClintock Ave and proceed toward Figueroa Street.  *See attached map*)

 LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Dr. C. L. Max Nikias, President, University of Southern California   
Assistant Chief Earl C. Paysinger, Director, Office of Operations

 For over half a century, the LAPD Cadet Leadership Program has been resolute in its promise to inspire community youth, provide them opportunities to achieve academic excellence and remain steadfast in their commitment to community service – all in the pursuit of building a more secure bridge to tomorrow.  Due to the growth of the program, the demand to broaden the scope of this initiative has increased exponentially.  The Program has a rich heritage of reaching students from all walks of life, guiding them towards academic excellence, leadership, character development, while enhancing their ability to live productive lives.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities.  An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology and international trade, it enrolls more international students than any other U. S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad.  With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their quest for knowledge.

The annual grant supports the program that already boasts 5,000 active members ranging in age from 13-20 years old and hailing from every enclave of the city and beyond.

For further information, contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.