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Southeast Community Programs



Southeast Division is looking forward to building successful youth programs. It is our goal, through our youth programs, to decrease the risk of gang involvement, recruit for future careers in law enforcement and provide fun and educational activities for our youth. These programs will have a positive impact not only on the youth of the area but the community as a whole.

Cadets have the opportunity to help their community while they help the LAPD.  Expand your understanding of the challenges and rewards that can only be found in police service.
As a Cadet you can participate in educational and recreational trips.  Many trips involve visits to cities throughout California and the nation.  The Cadets have participated in competitions and outdoor adventures such as hiking and canoeing.  Cadets also participate in Ride-Alongs, community service and assist patrol officers with traffic control or perimeters.

The LAPD Cadet Recruit Academy will provide you with leadership skills, education, and physical-fitness training.  All instruction is provided by Police Officers and Cadets from the Los Angeles Police Department.  The Cadet program instills personal discipline and purpose in life.  As a result of the training and experience as police Cadets, many young men and women have developed life-long friendships and many have chosen law enforcement as a career.

The Cadet Program is FREE
  • Youth 13 to 20 years old
  • Character development
  • Tolerance and diversity
  • Communication skills
  • Traffic laws and driver’s safety
  • Physical training
Come to Cadet Meetings for more information:
Thursdays @ 5:30 pm
Southeast Station
145 W 108th St
Los Angeles CA

The Junior Cadet program introduces youth to the law enforcement profession.  It provides the participants with the physical and mental preparation necessary to transition to the Cadet program or any other Department sponsored youth program.  In weekly meetings, the participants are taught:

  •     Discipline
  •     Public Speaking
  •     March and Drill
  •     Exercise
  •     Teamwork and Team Building
  •     Bullying Awareness
  •     Learn Basic Codes
  •     Public Speaking
  •     Physical Fitness
  •     Learn crime prevention
  •     Volunteer for special details and assignments

Contact Jeopardy Officers at 323-345-9950 or go to

The LAPD Southeast Jeopardy Program is a gang prevention and intervention program that targets “at-risk” boys and girls ages 8 through 17 and their parents. Jeopardy combines the strength of the community, neighborhood schools and the police department to effect positive impact on the community. Jeopardy targets at risk children, offering a variety of educational and physical projects.  Jeopardy supports the communities’ efforts to provide our youth with a safe environment to live and grow. Gangs often lure our young people with the promise of safety, economic opportunities and a sense of identity and belonging. Jeopardy is dedicated to helping communities replace these false promises with real opportunities through its partnership with ten schools, two Boys and Girls Clubs, and one Youth Center all to provide service to over 225 participants.

Jeopardy targets “at risk” children, offering a variety of educational and physical projects, from tutoring to martial arts. The goals of the Jeopardy Program are:
  • Decrease truancy
  • Improve grades
  • Increase graduation rates
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Decrease the risk of gang involvement
  • Improve conflict resolution and other life-affirming skills
  • Improve and demonstrate goal-setting skills
  • Improve reading and writing
  • Decrease violent and other inappropriate behavior

How You Can Become Involved
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Jeopardy Program is dedicated to helping children avoid a life of crime and gangs. As a community, we must realize that the continually growing gang problem is not going to disappear on its own. The children of our community need to know that there are alternatives to gangs; places where they can belong, meet new friends, feel safe and develop physically and mentally. These young people need to know that there are concerned adults who will care about them now and in the future. Here are some things that you can do to help:
  • Volunteer your time as a tutor, sports coach, fund-raiser or class instructor (computers, crafts, photography, etc.)
  • Donate equipment such as tables, chairs, chalkboards, art supplies, books, sports equipment, computers, printers, video games, televisions, pens and pencils, notebooks, paper, board games and puzzles
  • Offer a job to a young man or woman involved in the Jeopardy program
  • Contribute funding to be used to further the solid and effective work of the Jeopardy Program
The Jeopardy Dream
Jeopardy Dream is a program that gives inner-city youth the opportunity to travel and to see and do things they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. In doing so, they also have an opportunity to belong, to learn, and to pass on their knowledge in a supportive, positive and carrying environment.

More Information Contact:
Southeast Police Station
Jeopardy Office
145 W. 108th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061
(323) 345-9950
Officer Lancaster
Officer Cohen

The youth of today are faced with difficult situations and all too often with negative influences.  Many times they are at a cross roads with potentially life changing decisions to make.  “Bridging the Gap.”  What does that mean? For the youth growing up in the Southeast Area, it is a doorway to new experiences and new opportunities.  Think of it as a road map to the future.  Some graduates of our programs have gone to college, some the military, and some even become police officers.  That decision is yours to make.  We simply lay down the foundation to any successful future- Achievable goals.  Self-discipline & Structure. The PAL program helps youths make positive changes in the lives of our youth by teaching them healthy life-style principles, providing them with positive role-models, instilling in them the concepts of teamwork, building in them the qualities of sportsmanship, providing them academic and career guidance, and helping them develop leadership skills.  Contact for more information or contact Southeast Community Relations at 213-972-7962.

The DAP Program introduces youth to life experiences normally not available to them due to their social and economic status. Additionally, the DAP Program introduces youth to the field of law enforcement and provides physical and mental preparation necessary to make the transition from DAP to the Explorer Program, and other Department-sponsored youth programs. The association with police officers develops a sense of ethics, values and skills that will mature a young person into a constructive, responsible, and productive member of the community.

Program Goals
The goals of the DAP Program are to focus the youth’s activities in a constructive and positive direction, learn good citizenship skills, become involved in service to the community and participate in educational and recreational enrichment activities.
Program Criteria

The following self-improvement skills are taught in the DAP Program:
  • Safety procedures
  • Community awareness
  • Computer skills
  • Public speaking
  • Writing and reading proficiency
  • Diversity and tolerance training
  • Leadership skills
  • Drill and marching
  • Introduction to police reports and forms

Contact for more information or contact Southeast Community Relations at 213-972-7962.

We had the honor of meeting Kirk and Laura Smalley in March 2012 at our Annual Anti-Bullying Event.  They have touched our lives as well as the millions of others with their personal story.  Kirk and Laura Smalley were one of the families portrayed in the movie Bully.  It’s our goal to support them in their endeavors to stop bullying. 

In May 2010, Kirk and Laura lost their 11-year-old son to suicide.  A naturally happy, energetic young boy, Ty took his own life to escape from years of constant bullying at school.  In the wake of this unimaginable tragedy, Stand for the Silent was born. Their mission is simple: End Bullying, Save Lives.  From the anguish following the death of their own son, Kirk and Laura founded Stand for the Silent (SFTS) with the sole purpose of preventing any further bullying-induced loss of life.  They want to prevent any other child feeling helpless and lost to where they would take unimaginable measures.  They also want to prevent any parent from experiencing what they have.  Sadly, Ty’s story is not alone; all too frequent bullying has driven hundreds of children to suicide around the world each year. In August 2010, Stand for the Silent launched with a silent vigil for those lost to bullying – an event that spanned twenty U.S. states and seven countries. Since then, SFTS has touched millions of students and educators nationwide with a level of impact rarely seen.  Thousands have heard about the program, requesting that it be brought to their own communities and schools. For more information about Stand for the Silent go to

Senior Club Meetings

Clergy meetings.

C-PAB meetings 
For locations and times contact Officer Dawson Hill at (213) 972-7965


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Mrs. Blanche Brown, Outstanding Community Member
Mrs. Blanche Brown
Outstanding Community Member