Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Community Police Academy Now Accepting Registrations


Starting on January 26, The Los Angeles Police Department Operations-West Bureau will be conducting a Community Police Academy for residents of our local neighborhoods.

The eleven-week course will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90048, and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on April 5, 2016.

Topics will include an overview of the LAPD and its organization, criminal law and laws of arrest, DUI and traffic policy, the role of Internal Affairs, field trips to the LAPD Communications Division and Air Support and other special departments, crime scene and homicide investigations, use of force, firearms training simulators, LAPD hiring, Miranda Rights, pursuit policies…and much more.

The goal is for citizens to get to know LAPD better and to build stronger relationships between LAPD and the communities it serves.

The class is free.  Interested community members must meet the following criteria:

 Must be 18 years or older;

 Live or work in Operations-West Bureau;

 No prior felony convictions;

 No outstanding warrants;

 No pending criminal cases; and

 Must be approved by an Area Commanding Officer.

Interested citizens should contact the Community Relations Office of their local police station:

Wilshire Area – (213) 473-0200

Olympic Area – (213) 382-9130

Hollywood Area – (323) 871-4068

A flier, registration form and class schedule can be found here.


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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