The Tonight Show’s Conan O’Brien to Host the Los Angeles Police Foundation’s 10th Annual True Blue Gala; Former Chief William J. Bratton to be Honored NA09288SF

November 4, 2009

WHAT:    
The True Blue event will mark the grand opening of the new Police Administration Building in downtown Los Angeles, celebrate the 140th anniversary of the LAPD and pay tribute to former Chief William J. Bratton for his remarkable work with the Los Angeles Police Department.

What’s sure to be the premier event of 2009, guests in attendance will step into a 1940s Coconut Grove-style Los Angeles for the evening’s affair.  True Blue will feature epicurean fare catered by Wolfgang Puck, thrilling LAPD demonstrations, static and interactive displays and live entertainment.

This grand event will span the entire city block to host an estimated 800 guests including dignitaries, LAPD and Police Foundation supporters.  In addition,  The Tonight Show’s host, Conan O’Brien, will entertain gala-goers as emcee of the evening’s program.

WHEN:    
Saturday, November 7, 2009
6:00 p.m. – Press Check-in
6:30 p.m. – True Blue Begins

WHERE:          
The new LAPD Police Administration Building
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012    

WHO:          
Newly Appointed Chief of Police Charles Beck
Honoree William J. Bratton, former Los Angeles Police Chief
Emcee Conan O’Brian, host of The Tonight Show
California State Attorney General Jerry Brown
Robert Day, Founder of Trust Company of the West and his wife Kelly
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Film producer and  CEO of DreamWorks Animation and his wife Marilyn
Rick Caruso, President and CEO of Caruso Affiliated
John Miller, Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

WHY:        
The Los Angeles Police Foundation is a major source of private funding for the LAPD. The Foundation’s mission is to create partnerships to provide resources and programs that help the police to better our communities. For more information regarding the Foundation, please call 213-489-4636, or visit: www.lapolicefoundation.org.
VISUALS:    
Red Carpet access to newly appointed Chief of Police Charles Beck,celebrities,entertainment industry supporters and community leaders. The event will also feature LAPD interactive exhibits and demonstrations such as:
•The Force Options Simulator
•An Edged Weapons Expert
•T-3 Mobile Unit obstacle course
•Detectives from the Cold Case Unit
•Criminalists from the DNA Serology Unit
•LAPD SWAT Team
•Mounted Platoon
•K-9 Units
•Bomb Squad
•New Black and White helicopter from Air Support Division
    
PARKING:    
Media Parking will be made available on the east side curb of Main Street between Temple and 1st Streets

CONTACT:     
To request credentials and access to the event, media must RSVP by Thursday,November 5th to Leslie Galerne, The Rogers Group at 310-552-4104/ 818-406-1883, or lgalerne@rogerspr.com.

For additional information, please call Police Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586, or visit the Los Angeles Police Foundation at: www.lapolicefoundation.org.