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Community Outreach

LAPD’s MLK Breakfast Endorses ‘Empowerment through Involvement’

On Saturday, January 18, the LAPD once again partnered with the community, USC and the LAPF to host the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast, a celebration of the life, legacy, and vision of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Community policing requires constant communication and partnership, and the annual attendance of roughly 250 prominent Los Angeles residents and community leaders at the MLK Breakfast allows for significant outreach.

The event informs community members and law enforcement personnel on how community policing has enabled the LAPD to make positive changes as an organization. As a result, the LAPD has established better relationships, gained valuable crime information, resolved disputes amongst the residents of the City of Los Angeles, and become a more approachable professional law enforcement agency.



Cedars-Sinai Helps LAPD Keep South L.A. Streets a Little Safer

Sgt. Jon Aufedemberg and officers from
 LAPD's South Traffic Division distributed
about 200 free bike lights to community  
members on Feb. 20 at "Operation Firefly."

In 2013, LAPD’s South Traffic Division reported 8411 traffic collisions, including 368 DUI-related collisions. Because of a generous donation from Cedars-Sinai, the LAPF recently purchased equipment for South Traffic safety initiatives involving drunk driving awareness for teens, child car seat safety and bicycle safety.

Cedars-Sinai’s director of community engagement, Jonathan Schreiber, notes, “Cedars-Sinai has a longstanding commitment to improving community safety and awareness. Our partnership with the Los Angeles Police Foundation is an excellent way to bring key educational messages about the dangers of drunk driving, the importance of infant safety, and staying healthy to those at greatest risk.”

Equipment was purchased for the benefit of South Traffic’s Sober Graduations Program, Car Seat Safety Program and Bicycle Safety Program.




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