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Our LAPD Story

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The LAPD is the third largest police department in the country, tasked with policing the second largest city in America, Los Angeles. With around 10,000 sworn police officers and nearly 3000 civilian employees, the LAPD is microcosm of the city it serves. Every member of our LAPD family has a voice, and every voice has a story. This is the first ever Podcast produced by the Los Angeles Police Department, and each episode aims to share some of these stories that make up the fabric of our Department. From calls for service, to moments that changed lives forever. This is Our LAPD Story.


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Recent Episodes

The Reserve Journey Miniseries: Firearms
Firearms training is one of the most important, and nerve-racking components of Los Angeles Police Department Academy process. In Episode 2 of the The Reserve Journey Miniseries, Josh (or Recruit Officer Rubenstein) give us an inside look into what firearms training within the LAPD sounds, and feels like. Along the way we get introduced to one of his classmates, a UCLA economics professor, to learn about what drove him to want to become a LAPD Reserve Officer. 
Born in Boston- A S.W.A.T. Story
Sergeant Tim Colomey is just like any other police officer, but once you get to know him you'll begin to understand how he in many ways, he embodies what it means to be a LAPD Officer. Even though he was born in Boston, he quickly discovered his heart was in Los Angeles. Sergeant Colomey will be the first to tell you he is living out his dream as a member of the Department's prestigious S.W.A.T. Team, but it's a dream that almost came to end when he was struck by car during a foot-pursuit in 1997. 
The Reserve Journey Miniseries: First Day
New York City has 36,000 police officers. Chicago has 20,000 police officers. Los Angeles has 10,000 police officers.The LAPD Reserve Corps is a vital asset for the reduction and prevention of crime in our city. This program is the finest example of true community policing in the United States. Reserve Officers come from all walks of life, and upon successful completion of the Reserve Academy, work full assignments alongside full-time sworn officers. In this mini-series, we follow our Public Information Director Josh Rubenstein as he embarks on the road to becoming an LAPD Reserve Officer. 
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Oct 12th, 2017
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Aug 17th, 2019
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