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Patricia ‘Pat ‘A Hemphill, Outstanding Community Member

Patricia ‘Pat ‘A Hemphill

Outstanding Community Member

Patricia 'Pat 'A. Hemphill.
was born in Chicago, Illinois on Flag Day, June 14th, Pat's family
relocated to Los Angeles, California when Pat was an infant, so her
California roots run deep. Her educational pursuits here have taken
her to Normandie Avenue, John Muir, and Manual Arts public schools,
as well as East Los Angeles College.

Pat has demonstrated dedication to community service all of her
adult life. Her repertoire of community related activities include
38 years at Head Start, years of participation in the Manual Arts
Parent-Teacher-Student Association, supporter of the Kid Watch
program, and member of the Mid-City Magnet School Site
Council.

With participation dating back to 1971, throughout the history of
the Department's Community Policing program, Ms. Hemphill has been
a stalwart part of the Southwest Community Police station. She was
also a member of the Southwest Sweethearts group, and helped
facilitate the Basic Car Plan when it was subsequently devised. She
has been a Block Club Captain, member of the Catalina Neighborhood
Association, and joined the Community-Police Advisory Board in
1992.