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A Tough Year for SWAT Teams

October 28, 2008
How is your SWAT team doing so far this year? At one extreme, some teams have been called out only a few times this year. Other teams have been called out for hundreds of incidents and operations. Some of these callouts have turned out well, others not so well.

LAPD Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

October 13, 2008
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Police Officer III Andrew Taylor of the Los Angeles Police Department as its most recent Officer of the Month.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Rules of Engagement

October 1, 2008

In smaller agencies, policy manuals—if they existed—were just a few policy statements. Now there are multiple bound volumes that no officer can be expected to memorize, let alone understand. — Tom Aveni, Police Policy Studies Council

Gangs and Citizen Complaints

October 1, 2008
Some complaints defy common sense and law enforcement very rarely files criminal "false reporting" charges against a complaining party when the allegations are found to be false.

Gangs and God

September 24, 2008
Why aren't these clergy using their energy and faith to advocate on behalf of the millions of people injured by gang drug dealing, and gang-related car theft, burglary, robbery, rape and assault?

Gangs and the Projects

September 23, 2008
As a gang investigator, I found that when my case involved project gangs or when the crime occurred in or near the projects, the Housing Authority or Housing Police were the best source for information.

15 LAPD Officers Face Discipline in May Day Melee

September 18, 2008
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton announced Tuesday his plans to discipline 11 officers and called for the termination of four others for their roles in a May Day melee last year in which police were accused of using excessive force to clear immigration rights demonstrators and journalists from MacArthur Park.

Los Angeles Offers $500K Reward to Help Catch Serial Killer

September 4, 2008
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $500,000 reward to help catch a serial killer believed responsible for 11 slayings in South Los Angeles and Inglewood over the last two decades.

The State of American Law Enforcement - SWAT: Breaking the Mold

August 1, 2008

LAPD brass is still trying to mold SWAT into a softer, gentler special unit that won't offend the politically correct sensibilities of community activists. But now for one of the few times in its distinguished history, SWAT is actually vulnerable to such pressure.

What Really Happened During the Rodney King Riots

July 4, 2008
For several months prior to the riots, intelligence reports rolled across my desk about activity in the Jordan Downs, Imperial Courts, and Nickerson Gardens Housing Projects. Drug dealers were financing meetings of gang members from rival gangs, and these meetings were being arbitrated by OGs (veteran gang members) or the Fruit of Islam, Black Muslim security units.

L.A. Police Aggressively Target Hard-Core Gangs

May 4, 2008
The mayor's office and the LAPD are promising to consolidate thinly scattered anti-gang resources and pour them into 12 beleaguered neighborhoods -- gang reduction zones -- where intense suppression would be coupled with gang intervention and prevention programs.

Murdered Teen's Family Asks LAPD to Question, Deport Illegal Aliens

April 9, 2008
Jamiel Shaw Sr. and his wife, Anita, a U.S. Army sergeant who has been serving in Iraq, appeared before the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday arguing for changes to the 30-year-old Los Angeles Police Department policy as it pertains to gang members suspected of being illegal immigrants.

LAPD SWAT Trainee Would Be First Female In Unit

April 3, 2008
A highly regarded female police officer has been accepted into the training program for the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first woman officer to join the elite, insular group since its formation.

Gunman's Brother Offers Condolences to Downed LAPD SWAT Officer's Family

February 20, 2008
Wilfredo Rivera doesn't know why his brother shot and killed LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons after first killing three family members, but he offered his condolences to the officer's family yesterday.

LAPD SWAT Officer Killed in Shootout

February 7, 2008
The incident began about 9 p.m. Wednesday after a man called a 911 operator and said he had killed three people at a home in the San Fernando Valley. LAPD patrol officers and LAPD SWAT responded, setting up containment on the home.

L.A. Officer Run Over By Suspected Drug Dealer

November 21, 2007
In an attempt to escape arrest, a suspected drug dealer ran over and seriously injured an undercover LAPD officer earlier this week.

LAPD Replaces Flashlights with New Lighter, Brighter Pelican Models

April 5, 2007
Pelican Products' 7060 will replace the existing flashlight previously supplied to officers by the Los Angeles Police Department.

NAPO Hands Out Top Cops Awards

May 25, 2006
Held on May 12 during National Police Week, this year’s Top Cops awards ceremony honored law enforcement officers from Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, Rhode Island, and Tennessee who went above and beyond the call of duty.

Choosing the Right Bike

May 1, 2004

As the years have provided more experience to make better decisions regarding bike purchases, the Los Angeles Police Department has found what works best for its agency.

Origins of SWAT

May 1, 2003

SWAT teams have been part of the capabilities of police agencies since 1967 when the Los Angeles Police Department organized its special weapons and tactics unit to respond to critical incidents.

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