December 10, 2010 – In a small ceremony held at the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science in California State University, Los Angeles campus, Police Chief Charlie Beck was honored by the California Forensic Science Institute for his contributions in influencing Scientific Investigation Division operations and addressing their resource needs.
"I thank everybody for their help in doing this. It would not have happened without the whole City family, the whole community of Los Angeles, and victims' advocates," Chief Beck said. "I just want to thank everybody for their support and the ability to get this award."
The other honorees included California Governor elect Jerry Brown, Ms. Janice Fukai of the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defenders Office, and Mr. Arthur Kassel, President of the Eagle and Badge Foundation.
The California Forensic Science Institute is a partnership among California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and the Los Angeles Police Department with a mission to serve the Los Angeles Regional Crime Laboratory.