Monday, October 26, 2009

New LAPD headquarters marks new era in department's history

On Saturday we opened the brand new Police Administration Building across from City Hall. It sparkles brightly, like a gem, marking a new era in our police department's history. It's a state-of-the-art facility equipped with new technologies for modern policing, from fighting terrorism to stopping gang violence.

As we open the doors on this new chapter of the LAPD, we remember what has always been at the heart of our department -- the men and women of the department who put their lives on the line everyday to protect and serve our city.

In the coming years, our police department will build upon the foundation Chief Bratton has laid, applying creativity and innovation to managing through touch economic times and beyond. We will remain committed to working with Los Angeles's diverse communities, ending gang violence, and building public confidence through departmental transparency as clear as the window panels on the new headquarters.