National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls, recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
The LAPPL produced a video showcasing a few Los Angeles police officers sharing real, personal stories about their dedication and respect for the City of Los Angeles, their jobs and their community.
Oftentimes, the real individuals behind the badge are forgotten and the human side of law enforcement falls in the shadows. This video is here to showcase those who work tirelessly to keep public safety first and hold the line against chaos.
Join the effort to reform California's death penalty
Voters have the opportunity to reform California’s death penalty, but it will take your action now. A broad coalition of law enforcement officers, prosecutors, crime victim advocates and community leaders have come together to fix our broken death penalty system. Read more...
Commissioner Johnson should walk a mile in a cop’s shoes Apparently, Police Commission President Matt Johnson is unfamiliar with the adage “Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Mr. Johnson’s misguided proposal to change the Los Angeles Police Department’s Use of Force Policy was created in a vacuum. Read more...
Keeping our communities safe should be our top priority, and that must include the safety of Los Angeles police officers. Convicted cop murderer Raylene Brooks CDC #W40103 is once again up for parole and we need your help to keep this killer behind bars.
On the night of September 3, 1988, Officer Daniel Pratt and his partner, Officer Veronica Delao Jenkins, were undercover in South Los Angeles when they heard what they thought was gunfire.
Parole denied for man in killing of LAPD detective
A former boxer who conspired to assassinate a Los Angeles police detective 30 years ago in front of his 6-year-old son was denied parole from prison, reversing an earlier decision to set him free that drew outrage from family members, prosecutors and police.
Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'
Roberto Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills. Read more...
Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony
Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine. Read more...
A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris. Read more...
Los Angeles police could better combat crime in the city by freeing more than 400 able-bodied officers from desk jobs and hiring more civilians to perform clerical duties, according to an audit released Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Police Department deployed units to "critical infrastructures" sties throughout the city Tuesday in response to the terror attacks at the international airport and a subway station in Brussels.