On Friday, May 16, 2014, Chief of Police Charlie Beck addressed the newest members of the LAPD family. The 29 graduating officers have completed 920 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks. This is the last graduation ceremony held at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park due to the planned two year renovation.
“33,210 officers have graduated from this field. You have joined a long and distinguished legacy,” said Chief Beck. “Thank you for entrusting your loved ones to us, your new family,” said Chief Beck to the attending family members, speaking about the physical and mental transformation they have seen of their loved ones as they went through the academy training. Chief Beck told the graduates what he demands from each one of them. “You must always remember that at the core of what you do, doing things the right way is more important than getting the right results.”
To hear Chief Beck address the graduating class, please click on the link here.