Friday, March 16, 2018 – This morning in the auditorium of the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, Chief Charlie Beck welcomed 31 new police officers to the LAPD family. The graduating officers proudly stood at attention as they were presented their diplomas of graduation in front of family and friends. The officers completed a comprehensive, highly structured 920-hour rigorous training program over the course of 24 weeks. The training program included classroom instruction, practical exercises, and scenarios to help each officer develop the knowledge and skills to excel in law enforcement.
Chief Beck thanked the family and friends of the new police officers for entrusting their loved ones to what can be a very dangerous and trying profession in a great City. Chief Beck also gave his thanks for creating an individual who can be a Los Angeles Police Officer. “The thing that defines an LAPD officer,” said Chief Beck, “is their character. Their character comes from you.”
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.
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