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LAPD Reaches 10,000 Officers

January 08, 2013  | 

Photo via alexbcthompson/Flickr.
Photo via alexbcthompson/Flickr.

For the first time in the city's history, Los Angeles' police force now exceeds 10,000 officers, city officials said Monday.

Appearing with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to discuss the continued drop in crime last year, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the department is budgeted for 10,023 officers, up from the 9,963 authorized over the last three years, during a deep budget crisis.

The staffing increase took effect Jan. 1, when 60 sworn officers moved into the LAPD from the General Services Department, which patrols parks, libraries and other municipal buildings, said Villaraigosa spokesman Peter Sanders. Those officers will continue to patrol city facilities, budget officials said.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Tags: Patrol Resources, LAPD, Disbanding Agencies


Comments (3)

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Capt David-Ret LA County @ 1/9/2013 6:09 AM

It needs 20,000 to make their lives less stressful and the city safer..

Random @ 1/9/2013 6:54 AM

Not to mention more money, equipment, and training. Oh and a pony!

L.A. Cop @ 1/9/2013 9:38 AM

Its all smoke and mirrors and political stuff from our beloved mayor. out of those 10000 officers, only about 4000 are on patrol. he wants to confuse the community by making them believe all those 10000 officers are on the streets 24/7. all BS.

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