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History of the LAPD  
   
 
This section takes you on a journey through the long and exciting history of the Los Angeles Police Department. Learn about the "Los Angeles Rangers" and the "Los Angeles City Guards," two groups that represented the early beginnings of law enforcement in the City of Los Angeles. Find out why the French government actually deployed troops in Los Angeles, and the purpose of the "Home Guard." You’ll also learn about the exceptional deeds of our more influential Chiefs of Police, including Chief Parker, Chiefs Davis (James and Edward), Chief Gates, and Chief Parks.
 
 
     
 
Historical Overview

The LAPD: 1850-1900

The LAPD: 1900-1925

The LAPD: 1926-1950

The LAPD: Chief Parker

The LAPD: Chief Davis

The LAPD: Chief Gates

The LAPD: Chief Williams

The LAPD: Chief Parks

The LAPD: Chief Bratton

The LAPD: Chief Beck

The Los Angeles Police Historical Society

History of Parker Center

   
Recognizing the LAPD

LAPD Badge Description

LAPD Seal Description

Description of LAPD Awards and Decorations

The Origin of the LAPD Motto

Motto, Mission Statement, & Core Values

interesting facts

1984 Summer Olympics

1987 Pope John Paul II Visit

1992 Civil Unrest

1994 Northridge Earthquake

2000 Democratic National Convention

Women in the LAPD

The Police Academy

 
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