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Nov 18, 2013

Bombs: Squads risk their lives

OC Register

Mike Wigginton calls it the best job in the world, but going to work scares him.

Nov 7, 2013

L.A. homicides down 13% in 2013, on pace for lowest total since 1966

LA Times

Homicides are down 13% in Los Angeles in 2013 compared with last year, and the city is on target to have the lowest number of killings since 1966, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

Nov 1, 2013

TSA Agent Fatally Shot, Others Wounded In Shooting At LAX

CBS Los Angeles

A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.

Oct 24, 2013

Police body cameras raise questions about privacy rights

Star Tribune

Using wearable video cameras no larger than the size of a deck of cards, Burnsville patrol officers record every traffic stop, every call for help and every major crime from their own point of view. In a world where everyone with a smartphone is a videographer, the police must adapt, said Police Chief Eric Gieseke. “The reality is, if we’re not recording ourselves, someone else is,” he said during a demonstration.

Oct 16, 2013

6th Annual Randy Simmons 5k Challenge Preview

KTLA 5 News

Randy Simmons was the first LAPD SWAT officer killed in the line of duty. His legacy is remembered with this annual event which benefits an outreach foundation in his name.

Oct 11, 2013

Former LAPD officer receives Purple Heart

Desert Sun

A few weeks ago, Jan McGaff slipped into a crisp new police uniform for the first time in more than 40 years.

Oct 8, 2013

LAPD presses ahead with dash cams

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday approved a nearly $8 million contract to place 381 dashboard cameras in police cruisers in LAPD’s Operations-Central Bureau, which would more than double the number of cars currently outfitted with the technology.

Oct 4, 2013

Vintage police cars go on parade in Hollywood today

LA Daily News

The annual 10-4 Day Parade, a salute to public safety officers featuring vintage police cars, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Hollywood.

Oct 1, 2013

LAPD will no longer let many unlicensed drivers leave traffic stop in their cars

LA Daily News

Los Angeles Police Department officers will no longer be letting many unlicensed drivers leave a traffic stop with their cars now that Chief Charlie Beck has rescinded a controversial impound policy known as Special Order 7 — for the time being.

Sep 10, 2013

Soboroff takes reins of revamped Police Commission

LA Times

Steve Soboroff did not wait long before making his presence felt in the Los Angeles Police Department.

Aug 29, 2013

Police search for man who groped women near Cal State Northridge

LA Times

Police at Cal State Northridge on Thursday were searching for a suspect who has been groping women near the campus.

Aug 22, 2013

Inside One Detective's Fight Against LA's Hit-and-Run Crisis

ABC News

In the heart of Los Angeles' smoldering, gritty skid row sits the LAPD Central Division. Inside, one man with the weight of a city-wide epidemic on his shoulders waits for the phone to ring -- another call to investigate another killer.

Aug 7, 2013

California Jails revolving door becoming a national topic

CNN

Convicted sex offenders and other felons in California are systematically walking free, despite continuously violating their parole.

Aug 4, 2013

Probation officers say new training standards put them in harms way

LA Daily News

As counties work to put Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment plan into place, new concerns are being raised over the safety of probation officers who have to supervise inmates released under the AB 109 legislation.

Jul 31, 2013

Hermosa Beach selects LAPD commander as new police chief

LA Times

Ending an 18-month search, Hermosa Beach has selected a ranking LAPD commander to led its 37-officer department.

Jul 26, 2013

LAPD Defends Record on Employee Lawsuits

Courthouse News Service

The Los Angeles Police Department already has reduced the city's liability for costly cases involving disgruntled employees, and an audit suggesting otherwise is out of date, LAPD officials told the Police Commission this week.

Jul 9, 2013

LAPD Officer Awarded State Officer Of The Year For Spirited Work With Children

CBS Los Angeles

An LAPD officer is showing that serving the community involves more than patrols and arrests.

Jun 30, 2013

Arizona wildfire kills 19 firefighters

LA Times

It is the worst such loss of life since 1933. The blaze 'just overtook them,' an official says.

Jun 18, 2013

Portions Of 405 Freeway In The Sepulveda Pass To Close Tuesday Through Friday Nights

CBS Los Angeles

Portions of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed Tuesday through Friday nights for work on the Skirball Bridge.

Jun 14, 2013

Public Invited to LAPD Senior Lead Officers Summit

Echo Park Patch

The meeting is being sponsored by the LAPD's Northeast Division.

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