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LAPD Recruit Graduation Class 7-17

Dec Graduation

On Friday, December 22, 2017, the LAPD honored the 38 men and women graduating from the intensive 24 week training program at the police academy.  The graduates were hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, and members of the Police Commission at the Elysian Park Acade

The new officers successfully completed a comprehensive, highly structured, rigorous 920 hour training program over 24 weeks. The training program includes classroom instruction, practical exercises, and scenarios to help each officer develop the knowledge and skills to excel in law enforcement.  The ceremony was highlighted by a speech from Chief Beck in which he honored and congratulated the 38 new police officers. Chief Beck began by addressing the concerns of family members of the new officers. The second half of Chief Beck’s address was for the new police officers, and the responsibility they have toward the Department, the community and toward each other. To listen to Chief Beck’s full address please click on the podcast below. 

The newest members of the Department were dispersed to divisions across Los Angeles and will now begin their careers partnering with training officers for the first year of service. For more information on how you can become a Los Angeles Police Officer, please visit


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