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‘Avoid the DUI’ enforcement effort kicks into gear

LA Daily News

Law enforcement agencies from the state, cities and counties begin their annual DUI crackdown on Friday, with a series of 100 rotating drunken-driving checkpoints and other enforcement efforts.

Council approves nearly $6-million payout in LAPD ticket quota case

LA Times

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a nearly $6-million payout to a group of police officers who accused their LAPD supervisors of imposing a traffic ticket quota and punishing them when they objected.

San Fernando Valley toy drives: Give a gift or three to the less-fortunate

LA Daily News

Across the San Fernando Valley, kind souls are collecting donations of toys to give the less fortunate during the holiday season.

William Bratton 'exactly' what New York needs, LAPD chief says

LA Times

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said he called his "good friend" and "mentor" William J. Bratton to congratulate him on his appointment for the second time as New York City police commissioner.

With fewer qualified recruits, LAPD sees decline in ranks

LA Times

As fewer people apply, and more applicants are rejected, the city struggles to replace police officers leaving the agency.

FBI, LA officials warn of counterfeit goods this holiday season


Heading into the holiday shopping season, everyone is looking for a good deal. But Los Angeles city leaders are warning consumers that counterfeit handbags and watches are hurting the U.S. economy.

Obama visit will shut down streets from Beverly Hills to Glendale

LA Times

Motorists from Beverly Hills to Glendale should expect street closures Monday and Tuesday during President Obama's visit to Southern California.

Bombs: Squads risk their lives

OC Register

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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