On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Chief of Police Charlie Beck addressed the newest members of the LAPD family at Deaton Hall. The 24 graduating officers have completed 920 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks.
Chief Beck thanked family and friends in attendance for their sacrifices as they watched their loved ones work hard becoming police officers. Chief Beck thanked the families for instilling good character in their loved ones because it is the most important quality in becoming a member of the law enforcement community. Chief Beck closed with the promise that while the new officers protect and serve the City of Los Angeles, he will protect and serve them.