The Los Angeles Police Department graduated 28 police officers on Friday, October 28, 2016. The ceremony took place at the Los Angeles Police Academy-Elysian Park Gymnasium. The graduating officers have completed 920 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks.
More than 500 guests attended the graduation ceremony. Chief of Police Charlie Beck inspected the class along with the Mayor of Los Angeles Police Commissioners, Police Department command staff special guests and other dignitaries. Chief Beck said, “that smile is one of the most powerful tools we have along with empathy and understanding, that had you been put in the same position, you might have suffered the same result. Now, that doesn’t mean we don’t do our job, that doesn’t mean we don’t enforce the law, but understand that human beings have a vast different experience.” Chief Beck thanked the Reserve Officer’s for giving of their time on top of their full time employment.
For Chief Becks’ address to the graduating class, please click on the link below.
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