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Class 4-17 Recruit Graduation

Sept Graduation

Friday, September 29, 2017 – Chief Charlie Beck welcomed and addressed the twenty eight members of the Los Angeles Police Department at a graduation ceremony on the historic and iconic field of the Elysian Park Police Academy. The new officers were joined by their family and friends at a time-honored ceremony in front of Department brass and City dignitar

 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 class president of the graduating class, K. Boru, exemplified the qualities class 4-17 has acquired in their academic, tactical, physical fitness, and fire arms force. “We strive for greatness in every single aspect. These past six months have felt like a dream. It was a privilege to get to know each and every single one of you. I’ve learned so much from you and just being together to chase this goal with you has been an experience that has come to redefine what true camaraderie and team work mean to me.”

Chief Beck voiced his congratulatory message to the new graduating officers at the end of the ceremony by reiterating, “You chose us for the same reason we chose you. We do the right thing even when it’s the hard thing. We do the right thing even when it’s against our best interest. We do the right thing, regardless.” Making a difference in a difficult environment and being a part of something greater than yourself are core values that represent LAPD. Chief Beck concluded with a promise to the families by vowing to protect and serve the new officers as they protect the city of Los Angeles.

The officers begin their assignments on the streets of Los Angeles this weekend. For more information on how you can become a Los Angeles Police officer, please visit www.joinLAPD.com.


Notes from the October 3, 2017 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

Police Commission Meeting


Commissioner President Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established. President asked for a moment of silence to reflect on enormous tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas two nights ago.

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Department’s Report, dated September 27, 2017, relative to the Unclaimed Monies Audit (Audit No. 16-029), as set forth. [BPC #17-0379] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated September 27, 2017, relative to Narcotics Analysis Laboratory Trust Fund Expenditure Plane No. 20, as set forth. [BPC #17-0378] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated September 27, 2017, relative to the Proposed Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Deployment Guidelines, as set forth. [BPC #17-0380] will accept the Department’s report and direct the Department to post on the Department’s website the sUAS Deployment Guidelines for a period of two weeks for public input.

Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala gave the Report of the Chief of Police. Chief Girmala thanked the community for the outpouring of concern regarding Department personnel that were attending the concert in Las Vegas. She provided a year to date update on Part I crime.

Chief Charlie Beck’s Response to Las Vegas Mass Shooting


Los Angeles: "It is impossible to make sense of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas, and we are still trying to understand more about the scope and impact of this mass shooting. Our thoughts and prayers go out to every victim injured and every family member grieving the loss of a loved one today, especially our brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

My heart especially goes out to one of our officers who was struck by gunfire, and I am pleased to say she will make a full recovery. However, it will be some time before we fully comprehend the extent of the trauma these individuals sustained both physically and emotionally.

While this appears to be an isolated incident with no apparent threat to the Los Angeles area, I know how troubling this can be for our community. Rest assured, the Department is communicating with all affected local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as private security partners, to identify any large public gatherings that may draw attention and we will be patrolling these events accordingly.

Los Angeles is home to many high-profile venues and sporting events, and we consider mass shootings along with other threats to public safety whenever we consider deployment plans. But most importantly, we rely on all Angelenos to remain vigilant and report anything odd or out of place to police or security officials. I personally want to thank all of the first responders and civilians, who rendered aid to the victims, these are men and women who went from concert goers to heroes in a matter of moments. In the shadow of this unprecedented horror, we were able to see the best of humanity."

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Missing 13-Year-Old Female


Los Angeles: The family of Genesis Joanna Verduzco and the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Genesis was last seen by her family on September 23, 2017, around 8:00 a.m., in the 1400 block of Mitchell Place. She called a taxi, which dropped her off at Santa Fe Springs Park (10068 Cedardale Drive, Santa Fe Springs). The family has been in contact with Genesis who stated she is sick and confused. She may currently be at a residence in the Riverside Area. Her family is concerned for her safety.

Genesis is described as a female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. There is no clothing description.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Genesis Verduzco, please contact Hollenbeck Division Watch Commander at (323) 342-4101. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also Visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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