Attend Citizen Community Police Academy!

The Los Angeles Police Department invites you to attend our

Citizen Community Police Academy!

The Los Angeles Police Department invites you to attend our Citizen Community Police Academy!

On May 30, 2012, Operations-West Bureau will conduct a Citizen Community Police Academy for adults.

The eleven-week course will be held at the Recruit Training Center located at 5651 W. Manchester, Los Angeles, 90045. The class will meet each Wednesday evening between 6:30 and 9:30 pm. The course will conclude with a graduation ceremony on August 8, 2012.

Attending this class helps you gain a broader and deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge of the Los Angeles Police Department. Great exposure to specialized units like the Bomb Squad, K-9 Units, SWAT and more. You’ll also have opportunity to visit a couple of special facilities like the 911 communication centers. While it’s a big commitment of time – folks regularly say it was well worth the time and effort.

For more information please feel free to contact:

Lisa Gropp (#36217) Police Officer

Los Angeles Police Department

Pacific Area

(310) 202-2890 Direct

(310) 202-4582 Fax

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative Free Forum


THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM


This daylong event is presented FREE of charge to the general public providing valuable information, resource sharing and inspiration for individuals interested in improving their neighborhoods one block at a time!
8:00 – 9:00 AM …………………………………………. REGISTRATION
9:00 – 10:00 AM ……………………………………….. KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND BREAKFAST
10:00 – 11:30 AM ……………………………………… SESSION I WORKSHOPS
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ……………………………….. LUNCH
12:30 – 2:00 PM ………………………………………… SESSION II WORKSHOPS

As it Flows: The Future of the Los Angeles River
The historic lifeblood of the City of Los Angeles, come hear about recent efforts to return the Los Angeles River to its former glory as the center of the City.
Josephine Axt, Army Corps of Engineers
Omar Brownson, Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation
Bruce Saito, Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Moderator: Lupe Vela, City of Los Angeles, Office of Councilman Ed P. Reyes

Getting to Green: Implementing Green Streets
Green Streets are streets that serve beautification, environmental as well as transportation purposes. Join the experts to learn more about these environmentally-innovative roadways.
Eileen Alduenda, Council for Watershed Health
Christopher McKinnon, Mar Vista Community Council
Wing Tam, City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation
Moderator: Melani Smith, Melendrez

Opening the Toolbox: The Next Chapter of Redevelopment
2011 was a year of sweeping change for redevelopment across the State of California. Hear experts explore new tools and opportunities for fostering economic development.
Stan Hoffman, Stanley R. Hoffman Associates
Henry Madrid, Madrid Consulting Group
Moderator: Don Spivack, Formerly Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles

Jumping Out: Breaking the Cycle of Gang Activity
Discover what programs are available and working towards the goals of reducing gang involvement and creating alternatives for youth and workforce development.
Gloria Lockhart, City of Los Angeles, Office of Councilman Joe Buscaino
Doug Semark, Gang Alternatives Program
Moderator: Tony Ostos, Gang Resistance is Paramount, City of Paramount

Food for Thought: Eating Fresh in Your Neighborhood
Encouraging healthy eating provides the perfect backdrop for illustrating the connection between improving public health and neighborhood livability. Learn about the many ways that Los Angeles is at the forefront of the movement to increase access to fresh foods in some of our most challenged neighborhoods.
Teresa Dahl, Los Angeles Unified School District
Michael Prelip, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Moderator: Suzanne Bogart, Formerly RENEW Program

Communities Organizing!
Hear how local community members are mobilizing, advocating and succeeding in bringing real change to their neighborhoods.
Oscar Dominguez, El Salvador Community Corridor
Bob Gotham, Take Back the Boulevard
Armen Makasjian, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council
Moderator: Rick Stoff, Chrysalis

Building the Future: How Measure R is Creating a Regional Transit System
In 2008 Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly passed Measure R. Now what? Learn about the future of transportation in the City made possible by this unprecedented voter-backed legislation.
Diego Cardoso, Metro
Ken Husting, City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation
Denny Zane, Move LA
Moderator: Pat McLaughlin, MIG

The Possibility of Parklets!
Have you ever wanted to create more pedestrian space, increase the visibility of your local businesses and help slow traffic all at the same time? Participate in this workshop to learn more about Parklets: what they are, how they function and how they can help energize your neighborhood.
Facilitator: Alan Pullman, Studio 111

USC Davidson Conference Center
3415 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Driving Directions

Thursday May 17, 2012
from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, LANI’s TENTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FORUM is presented free of charge. Pre-registration is encouraged, however on-site registration will be available. Seating in the main dining room will be on a first come, first served basis.

USC Davidson Conference Center is located on the southwest corner of Jefferson and Figueroa. From the 110 Freeway, exit at Exposition and follow the signs to Figueroa. Turn right on Figueroa then left on Jefferson Blvd. Make a left on Royal Street and enter through USC Entrance 4.

Enter the Jefferson Blvd. entrance at Royal Street (Entrance 4).

Take the new Expo Line! The Jefferson/USC Station is located at Jefferson and Flower. DASH LINE F serves USC as well. For more options visit the online trip planner at and

213-627-1822 ext. 14 to register by phone

City Of LA Gun Buyback Saturday May 12, 2012


City of Los Angeles
2012 Gun Buyback Initiative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Gun Buyback initiative?

The citywide gun buyback marks the beginning of the City of Los Angeles summer violence reduction strategy. The initiative will reward the voluntary surrender of firearms, while engaging our communities towards a common goal of reducing gun violence. In partnership with the LAPD, community and faith based organizations, the gun buyback effort will secure 6 neutral locations throughout the city where individuals can surrender their firearms-no questions asked.

Where are the locations?

There are 6 locations within the City of Los Angeles (See attached flyer).

What are the times?

The Gun Buyback will take place on Saturday May 12, 2012 from 9:00AM- 3:00 PM

What is the amount per gun?

Up to $100.00 gift card for hand guns, shotguns, & rifles.
Up to $200.00 gift card for Assault weapons (As classified in the State of California).

Is this a sting? Will Police be taking pictures of participants and writing down license plate numbers?
No. The Gun Buyback is not a sting. It is an anonymous process in which individuals can surrender their weapons, no questions asked. Law enforcement officials will not be taking pictures of participants, nor will they be logging license plate numbers or running ballistic tests on the guns that are turned in.

Will you conduct ballistic testing on the weapons?

No. Ballistic testing will not be conducted on firearms that are surrendered during the Gun Buyback.

Will there be a press release issued?

Yes. Please visit Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s homepage for updated press release information.

Is there a limit to how many firearms I can turn in?

No. However, we reserve the right to limit the number of gift cards an individual can receive regardless of the amount of firearms the individual has surrendered.

What happens if I decide to turn in a gun at the buyback, then I decide I want to keep it?
Once a firearm is surrendered at the Gun Buyback it becomes property of the Los Angeles Police Department. At which time the firearm will not be returned.

What happens if you run out of gift cards?

The quantities of gift cards are limited and are subject to availability.

Will you check for lost or stolen status of the weapons? If so, will you return to owner?
Yes. All weapons will be checked for lost and/or stolen status. Every effort will be made to return lost and/or stolen firearms to their rightful owners.

What will happen to the weapons once they are collected?

All weapons will be checked for lost or stolen status, and if applicable will be returned to their rightful owners. All other firearms will be prepared for destruction by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Can I turn in the gun for someone else?

Yes. The Gun Buyback is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked.

Where can I get information on gang Intervention and prevention Services?

I live in the City of Los Angeles?

You may contact the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development for more information on gang intervention and gang prevention programs throughout the City of Los Angeles. The number is 213- 473-7796 or via email at

Who can I contact if I have a gun that I want to turn in after the event?

In the event you are not able to attend the Gun Buyback event you may contact the Los Angeles Police Department at 1-877-LAPD 247. However, the Gun Buy Back Program is the only way to receive a gift card for the firearm.

How is this event being paid for?

The event is being paid for by private and community donors.

Can residents from outside the city turn in their weapons?

Yes. Although the event is specifically geared for residents of the City of Los Angeles, residency will not be asked upon surrendering of firearms.