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It is counterintuitive that in this challenged economy, applications to join the LAPD as police officers are down by 30 percent.

As reported in the LA Weekly...

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”

The Los Angeles Times would do well to consider that famous quotation of former United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in reviewing the...

When the Chief of Police reacts to public pressure, you can hope for the best but sometimes end up dealing with the fallout.  Tuesday’s press conference and Department press release was a case-in-point.

We were pleased, of course, that Chief Beck...

If an intoxicated man is reckless enough to threaten innocent people with a knife, causing one resident to flag down passing officers for help, it should come as no surprise that he may do something as irrational as turn on the uniformed bicycle officers with...

This November, California voters will face Proposition 23, a ballot initiative that would temporarily suspend California's global warming plan, including curbing gas emission mandates in an effort to improve the state's jobless rate. Although AB 32 was intended...

It's understandable if LAPD officers citywide are humming, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." That's because at the Eagle & Badge Gala on Saturday, August 21, LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt promised complimentary game tickets for LAPD officers and their...

He was serving his country as a Marine reservist in Afghanistan when the 15-pound roadside bomb Marine Staff Sgt. and LAPD officer Joshua Cullins was disarming exploded. Joshua suffered a concussion in the blast and when the alarming news reached LAPD’s Central...

When the LAPD requested a state check of familial DNA in the “Grim Sleeper” case, it was fortunate that the match occurred in California. If the suspect’s son had been arrested and jailed in, say, Nevada - or any of the many other states that currently don’t...

We are pleased to see the City offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the remaining suspects in the execution-style murder of a clerk at an Echo Park medical marijuana shop. Raymond Lemone Easter, 27, is accused of...

A recent Los Angeles Times headline summed up a decade that all of us in law enforcement hope will never be repeated, when they wrote, “It was a terrifying time.” On Wednesday’s front-page...

The LAPPL is pleased to see the LAPD going all out to support the 27th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3. A variety of special community events, such as block parties, cookouts and peace marches, are among the 44 events planned across the city....

LAPD, once again, is setting the standard – this time for community outreach to youths through its...

It began as a “routine” traffic stop on Interstate 580 in the Bay Area. On Saturday night two CHP officers spotted a white 2006 Toyota Tundra speeding and weaving across lane markers. As one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver opened fire. A call...

"This will change the way policing is done in the United States.”

That’s how Chief Beck characterized the arrest of Grim Sleeper suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr., on 10 counts of murder and other charges in killings in Los Angeles between 1985 and 2007. It...

Official FBI mid-year statistics are yet to be released, but it is clear that law enforcement officer deaths in the United States are up sharply compared with the same period last year. The Officer Down...

In Los Angeles, as the summer approaches and the temperature rises, we can expect to see crime rates rise, as well. Homicide is already up (although the current...

The recent stories about Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's acceptance of free tickets to entertainment and sporting events, which are now the subject of several investigations, avoids a very important subject that should be discussed: the need for the City of Los...

Grieving with our CHP colleagues

The entire law enforcement community is reeling from the line of duty deaths of five California Highway Patrol officers in the last two months. The toll makes 2010 the deadliest year for the CHP in more...

Apparently, symbolism instead of public safety is going to be the guiding principle for the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department.

In an attempt to pressure the state of Arizona, the City of Los Angeles voted to boycott business with...

L.A. Fire Chief Millage Peaks offered a sobering statistic Monday as he joined Chief Beck and Mayor Villaraigosa in launching a campaign to stop the dangerous practice of texting while driving: The LAFD responds to 100 traffic accidents a day and 28 percent are...

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Every day, peace officers put on their uniforms and go to work to safeguard America's communities and uphold the freedoms we...

Several members of the LAPPL Board were proud to attend last Thursday’s 49th Annual Medal of Valor awards ceremony, when the LAPD presented its highest and most prestigious award to 17 of its finest at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. As has been...

Much of the debate currently raging over Arizona’s new law, which directs law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration status of people who have been legally stopped, misses the point.

Opponents fear the law will become an excuse to terrorize...

We don’t wish to be alarmists, and we hope our concerns turn out to be unfounded as the year progresses, but it is a bit unsettling today to find Los Angeles on a short list of cities reporting increases in murders so far this year. The other major cities...

We applaud the election of Alan J. Skobin as vice president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners. Skobin, who is now in his second term, was first appointed by Mayor James Hahn in 2003 and reappointed in 2005 by Mayor Villaraigosa. He has brought...

When the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced in May of 2009 that the state would be relying on a computer program called the Parole Violation Decision Making Instrument (PVDMI) to decide which parole violators would be returned to...

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Within hours of the car bomb incident in Times Square, LAPD held a news conference to assure the public that the Department is prepared to react in the event of a...

Today, an LA Times editorial endorsed District Attorney Steve Cooley for the Republican nomination for attorney general because they “have come to admire and respect him.” This is one of those refreshing days when the Los Angeles Police Protective League...

As the City Council carefully examines the budget for the next fiscal year, now more than ever, the LAPD needs to watch where every...

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