Class 10-14 Recruit Graduation March 20, 2015

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March 20, 2015 – A Los Angeles Police Academy graduation ceremony was held this morning at the LAPD Administration Building plaza.

Today’s ceremony featured 26 graduates. Two will be officers for Los Angeles World Airports, and one will be a University of Southern California public safety officer. All recruits have completed 920 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks. In full uniform, the recruits proudly appeared before Chief Charlie Beck and command staff, City officials and a large crowd of spectators.

Chief Beck greatly values his attendance at recruit graduation ceremonies to thank, inform, and congratulate LAPD’s newest officers, along with the countless family members and friends who have supported them. Chief Beck began his address by talking about the LAPD’s “legacy,” which recruits would inherit with their graduation. He pointed out how part of that legacy is the long list of those who have come before, such as Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur, Commanding Officer of the Office of Administrative Services, who will retire at the end of the month. Thanking Chief MacArthur for her years of dedicated service, he emphasized how much recruits have been her passion. “She has made our training live up to its reputation,” he said.

As always, Chief Beck went on to emphasize the importance of individual character. “Your character is what will keep you safe in this profession,” he said. “Your character is everything; it’s the only thing. And your heart is a shield for that badge.” Chief Beck also talked about the importance of legal authority given to officers by the state, with moral authority as the overarching guidepost. “Be the kind of cop you would want to show up at your house, and do it every day with every contact.” In closing, Chief Beck promised family members he would “protect and serve” the new recruits to the best of his ability.

Recruits will be on patrol in their respective LAPD divisions as soon as this coming Sunday, March 22. As always, at the end of the graduation, the recruits recited their class chant and tossed their caps high into the air, celebrating their success at the police academy and the promise of a rewarding career as LAPD police officers.

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Class 3-13 Recruit Graduation

September 6, 2013 – On the athletic field at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, the newest members of the Department proudly stood at attention as they awarded their diploma of graduation.  Sixteen individuals underwent six months of intense training which culminated with today’s ceremony in front of Police Chief Charlie Beck, Department command staff, dignitaries and their family and friends.

There is little down time for these new officers as many of them will begin their new assignments on the streets of Los Angeles within the next 36 hours.  For more information on how you can become a Los Angeles Police officer, please visit www.joinlapd.com.


Upcoming Recruitement events

May 14, 2007
San Bernardino Sun Career Fair 2007
Doubletree Inn
222 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA  91764
10:00 to 3:00

May 15, 2007
EDD/Spring Julilee Job Fair 2007
West Hollywood Hyatt Hotel
8401 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, Ca  90069
10:00 to 3:00

Hire a Hero/Hire a Vet
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, Ca 
9:00 to 1:00

May 19, 2007
Long Beach Pride
Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA
10:00 to 4:30

SoCal Tour de Cure
El Dorado Park
Long Beach, VCa
7:00 to 1:30

Police Celebrity Golf Tournament
10460 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca  90064
7:00 to 4:00

L.A. Avengers Football
Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, Ca  90015


LAPD Recruitment Calendar

During February 2007, the Los Angeles Police Department will be hosting a recruitment booth at the following events:

Sunday February 18, 2007

Lunar New Year Parade and Festival (Fair Oaks/Raymond Avenue) Pasadena, CA. 1000 am - 5 pm.

Chinese New Year Celebration, 3456 Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA HSILAI Temple 8am-4pm

Iron Man FitExpo, Pasadena Civic Center 11am-5pm

West Angeles Church Interfaith Prayer Service, 3600 Crenshaw Blvd, LA,CA 7am-1pm

Monday February 19, 2007

LA News Group Career Fair, Sportsmen's Lodge, 12835 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 1000am-3pm

Tuesday February 20, 2007

Loyola Marymount University, Internship and Job Fair/Alumni Mall, 1 Loyola Marymont Drive, LA, 12pm-2pm

Wednesday February 21, 2007

Marine Corps Community Services Career Day, Field House Gym, MCRD, San Diego, CA 845am-1pm

Thursday February 22, 2007

Military2Civilian Job Fair, Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Naval Base San Diego NAVBASE Bldg 3210, San Diego, CA, 9am - 2pm

New Year Job Fair 2007, El Camino College/Library Lawn, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 1000am-1pm

Monster Job Fair, Doubletree Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA, 11am-2pm

Friday February 23, 2007

TDG Diversity Career Fair, 5146 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114, 11am-2pm

LA Southwest College Career Fair, Student Services Building, 1600 W. Imperial Hwy, LA, CA 9am-4pm

Saturday February 24, 2007

Chinatown New Years Festival and Parade, Chinatown, LA 8am-4pm

Los Angeles Urban League, 2nd Annual Community Showcase, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 Martin Luther King Blvd, LA, CA 12pm-4pm.