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News Release

Friday, May 17, 2019

Media Relations

LAPD Cadet Leadership Academy Graduation Ceremony NA19074cr

LAPD Cadet Leadership Academy Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.

USC Galen Center
3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, Council District 7
LAPD Chief Michel R. Moore
LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, Director, Office of Special Operations
LAPD Command Staff and Special Guests
Los Angeles Police Commission Representatives
University of Southern California Department of Public Safety personnel
Los Angeles World Airport Police personnel
Representatives from The Ray Charles Foundation
LAPD Cadet Leadership Academy Graduates, their families and friends

Nearly 360 graduates will be honored at this ceremony which celebrates each graduate's successful completion of the 15-week Cadet Leadership Academy, considered the preparatory phase in the LAPD Cadet journey. The 15-week training program is comprised of classroom work, facilitated discussions, physical training, and relationship building with members of the LAPD. Additionally, the ceremony signifies a new beginning, qualifying each graduate to take his or her place among over 1,500 cadets Citywide who have made the choice to achieve their dreams and apply the lessons they have learned. Additionally, the ceremony will recognize 80 parents and guardians of cadets who completed the concurrent 8-week Parent Academy.

The Cadet Program is a community-based crime prevention program developed to empower young people and maximize their personal and scholastic potential through the emphasis of the program's four cornerstones: Leadership, Academic Excellence, Ethical and Wise Decision-Making, and Community Stewardship.

The Cadet Program is committed to offering all community members access to pathways that can lead to a brighter future and equipping youth participants with the tools necessary to assume leadership positions in whatever path they choose in life.

Event parking is free and will be available at the multi-level parking structure located at 3569 South Flower Street, just south of the Galen Center.

For more information about this special event, please contact the LAPD Youth Programs Unit at (213) 486-6090. You can also visit their website at or follow on Twitter at @LAPD Cadets.