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LAPD Citizen Community Police Academy Starts This Week

Operations – West Bureau will conduct a Community Police Academy for adults starting Wednesday, February 15 through April 28, 2017

The Operations-West Bureau of Los Angeles Police Department will conduct a Citizen Community Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, February 15. The eleven-week course will be held at the Hollywood Community Police Station, 1358 N. Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, 90028 (community room). The class meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The course will conclude with a graduation ceremony on April 26, 2017.

Through the Community Police Academy, enrolled students will be encouraged to build a lasting partnership with the Department, with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

The Community Police Academy will provide community members with an inside look at the Police department and various facets of law enforcement. During the ten-week academy, students will be introduced to police operations and participate in a firearms training simulation. Classes will be conducted on the organization of the LAPD and its history, patrol/detective operations, pursuits and traffic policies, child abuse, hate crimes, vice and gang operations, criminal law, a presentation by Metro Division (SWAT, K-9), domestic violence, narcotics, and Internal Affairs. The class will also participate in tours of LAPD’s new Police Administration Building, Air Support Division, and the Communications facility. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to the traditional law enforcement academy; but the weekly sessions are not designed to certify the participant as a law enforcement officer.

Each community member must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older;
  • Live or work within Operations -West Bureau;
  • No prior felony convictions;
  • No outstanding warrants;
  • No pending criminal cases; and
  • Must be approved by an Area Commanding Officer.

If you’re interested, contact the Community Relations Office of your local police station:
Hollywood Area (323) 871-4068
Wilshire Area (213) 473-0200
West Los Angeles Area (310) 444-0729
Pacific Area (310) 482-6335
Olympic Area (213) 382-9130


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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