SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

September 08, 2010 12:30 ET

LAPD Chief Beck to Give Public Briefing on Policing at TOWN HALL Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -   Los Angeles Police Department Chief, Charlie Beck, will conduct a public briefing on policing, at TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

"I promise to hold officers accountable to constitutional policing," said Beck. "I will give them all the resources they need." One year after taking over the position of Chief, Beck will update Angelenos on the status of the department, crime statistic trends, the use of innovative technologies in fighting crime, and the challenges of effective policing in a down economy.

Nationwide, law enforcement faces similar challenges of balancing crime prevention with current budget constraints. On the LAPD model of gang intervention, last November Beck declared, "What I think we need to do a better job on is re-entry. Re-entry is huge especially facing the state's budget crisis and the pending release of thousands of inmates. They have to have a place to go. We can't just pull our heads under the cover and say 'Well I guess we'll just have to re-arrest them.' That's just a revolving door... We have to create re-entry strategies that work."

Beck was appointed to the LAPD in March 1977. Sworn in as chief in December 2009, Beck oversees the third largest police department in the US, managing nearly 10,000 sworn officers and close to 2,900 civilian employees, encompassing an area of 468 square miles, a population of approximately 4 million people, and an annual budget that exceeds $1 billion dollars.

Throughout its history, numerous LAPD chiefs have addressed TOWN HALL including: William Parker, Thomas Reddin, Edward Davis, Daryl Gates, Willie Williams, Bernard Parks, and William Bratton. One of the Top 10 Leadership Forums in the nation, TOWN HALL Los Angeles advocates for no side, represents no particular ideology, and stands solidly in support of free speech, civility and a belief that knowledge is a priceless commodity. Join us as we ramp-up to our 75th Anniversary, visit

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When:   Thursday, September 23, 2010
    12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Discussion with Audience Q&A
Where:   Millennium Biltmore Hotel
    506 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

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