Los Angeles Police Foundation Honors Rick J. Caruso at the Prestigious True Blue Gala NA13072SF

May 2, 2013

15th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Police Foundation’s True Blue Gala

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck
True Blue Honoree Rick J. Caruso
Los Angeles City Councilmembers
TV personality and host of Extra television show, Mario Lopez
Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Anka
True Blue Event Co-Chairs Jeffrey Glassman and Jim Wiatt
Los Angeles Police Commissioners

Thursday, May 2, 2013
5:30 p.m. – Media Check-In
6:00 p.m. – Photo Opportunity with True Blue Honoree Rick J. Caruso, Mayor Antonio, Villaraigosa and Police Chief Charlie Beck
6:35 p.m. – Photo & Video Opportunity – Chief Beck provides walking tour to Honoree Rick J. Caruso of LAPD Specialized Units and Interactive Exhibits
7:30 p.m. – True Blue Dinner Begins
8:30 p.m. – Program and entertainment begins including a special performance by legendary singer/songwriter Paul Anka

Paramount Studios
New York Street Backlot
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Department personnel from more than 30 specialized units will showcase vehicles, safety equipment, interactive displays and training tools.

Black & White Helicopter
Advanced Police Car
Underwater Dive Unit
Bomb Squad
K-9 Units
Mounted Platoon
Scientific Investigation Division-Field and Serology Unit
Detectives from the Cold Case Unit
Vintage 1942 Harley Davidson Motorcycle
LAPD Motorcycles
LAPD Off-Road Detail
Valley Traffic Division – Sober Graduation “Fatal Vision” Goggles
Use-of-Force Simulator


The Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF) involves prominent community leaders in funding LAPD youth programs, training, community outreach and equipment and technology not provided in the city budget. Your support of this event enables the LAPF to fulfill its mission of creating partnerships to provide resources and programs that help the police to serve at their highest level and to enhance
LAPD – community relations.

Since its founding in 1998, the LAPF has awarded nearly $18 million in grants to the LAPD. This year marks the LAPF’s 15th anniversary.

For more information on the Los Angeles Police Foundation, visit www.lapolicefoundation.org.


Police Officer Sara Faden                      Pat Berni                
LAPD Media Relations Unit                   Los Angeles Police Foundation
213-486-5919 / 213-841-2064 (Cell)   213-489-4636
30761@lapd.lacity.org                           pat@lapolicefoundation.org