Sober Graduation and Street Racing Press Conference NA16108aj

May 20, 2016

WHAT: Sober Graduation and Street Racing Press Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters Facility 100 West 1st Street Memorial Wall Los Angeles, CA 90014

WHO: LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau LAPD Commander Phil Tingirides, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau LAPD Captain Ann Young, Commanding Officer, Central Traffic Division LAPD Captain David Kowalski, Commanding Officer, South Traffic Division CHP Chief, Southern Division, Bill Siegl Vernon Chief of Police, Daniel Calleros Glendale Deputy Chief Carl Povilaitis Los Angeles School Police Department Sergeant Patrick Lynch MADD Representative and MADD Display Trailer

WHY: The purpose of the Sober Graduation and Street Racing press conference is to raise awareness of the perils and consequences of teen impaired and reckless driving. Central Traffic Division’s Traffic Safety Unit and Street Racing Team have been actively engaged in addressing these problems through community education and strict enforcement. The goal of the Los Angeles Police Department is to reduce the incidence of traffic collisions, particularly collisions that are likely to result in serious bodily injury or death. The Los Angeles Police Department seeks to achieve these goals through education, enforcement, and public awareness.

CONTACT: For further information contact Sergeant Joe Jennerson, Central Traffic Division Adjutant, at 213-833-3744, or LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.