|HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday through Friday
10:00am to 4:00 pm
Third Saturday of the Month
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
|Museum Admission Fees:
General (ages 13 to 61) $9.00
Seniors (62+) $8.00
Children (12 and younger) Free
must be accompanied by an adult.
|Free parking is available on the east and west side of the building.
|For Group Tour Information, Please Call (877) 714-LAPD
Bi-monthly Newsletter No. 1 May/June 2003
Tenth Annual Jack Webb Awards dinner will be held
on Saturday, June 21, at the Century Plaza Hotel,
to celebrate a year of important accomplishments
and to raise funds that provide operational support
for the Los Angeles Police Museum's
mission and goals. The gala evening will feature
celebrity entertainment, both silent and live auctions,
and the presentation of awards. Standing in the
Webb Award spotlight this year are Paula Kent Meehan
and Dick Wolf. Meehan is president of Ken-quest,
Inc. and a member of the LAPM Board of Governors.
Wolf is the producer of NBC's Law & Order (which
recently marked its 300th episode) and L.A. Dragnet,
the latest incarnation of Webb's signature show.
|The Jack Webb Award honors
the legacy of the producer-writer-actor whose TV hits
(Dragnet, Dragnet `67 and Adam-12) catapulted the entire
LAPD into a starring role in prime-time drama. His realistic
depiction of day-to-day police work educated the public
and increased their respect for law enforcement, two goals
now reflected in the ongoing work of the LAPM.
For tickets and event information,
contact Ms. Scherr Lillico, Event Manager, at 818-994-4661.
Executive Director LAPD Sergeant (retired)
|As some of you
may recall, the "Hot Sheet" was
a single-page document that was updated and
distributed during Roll Call. Prominently
displayed in a metal-frame holder affixed
to the dashboard (where the MDT is now installed)
you had the most up-to-date list of license
numbers on vehicles that were stolen or had
"wants" or felony warrants. At the
time, it was the most effective way of ensuring
you had the most current information available
while on patrol. As a historical reference,
LAPM has inaugurated our version of the "Hot
Sheet." As Jack Webb would have said,
"Just the facts!"
The Badge: The LAPD Experience" Museum
and Community Education Center, is alive
and flourishing, contrary to occasional
misplaced comments. As a person who was
still alive wryly commented upon hearing
news of his death, "The reports of
my demise have been greatly exaggerated!"
If you haven't yet visited, I invite you
to come see for yourself what we're all
about. We are located inside the former
Highland Park Police Station
(1925-1983) at 6045
the building suffered years of vandalism,
the ravages of weather, neglect and arson.
However, LAPM prevailed in obtaining this
facility, and it has been magnificently re-designed
and completely restored. Admission fees have
been temporarily waived. The Museum Gift Shop
and displays are open to the public every
Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Members and their guests
are welcome at any time. School and other
group tours are conducted by appointment.
Be sure to also visit our web-site at www.LAPM.com
for current event information and to shop
on-line, peruse articles of historical interest,
the bottom line: we need your involvement
and support! This is your facility, your
history and your story begging to be told.
Our traditions, heritage and history are
rich and vibrant; it's the story of the
greatest police department in the world!
Just as it applies to all who preceded you,
future generations need to know that you
were part of this moment in time, and your
contribution mattered! It's our legacy!
Join LAPM today! Volunteer a few hours
per week or month. If you won't help, who
will!? Call today to see how you can get
involved. We are seeking sworn, civilian,
retired, reserves, family members and friends.
Call us at (323) 344-9445. Better yet, visit
soon! Meanwhile, have an HISTORIC DAY!
of Honor: An Insider's History of the Los
Angeles Police Department has nabbed a Silver
International CINDY Award in the 1852 International
Cinema in Industry Competition. Nearly 3,500
films, CD-ROMs, videotapes and websites from
27 countries vied for prizes this year.
Emmy Award-winner Carole Bultema, the six-hour
documentary profiles 53 individuals, from
patrol officers to chiefs, and features
numerous rare photos and film clips. The
LAPM project took five years to research
and complete. It can be purchased on DVD
or video at the Museum Store and at www.LAPM.com.
mission is to enhance public safety
by building a bridge of understanding
and support between our community
and its police department. We bring
people closer together through a unique
combination of a police museum and
interactive youth programs that instill
an appreciation of the essential role
of the police in a free society."
Art Behind Bars
Angeles Police Historical Society Officers Thomas
G. Hays, Chairman
Daniel B. Watson, Vice Chair
Margaret A. York, Vice Chair
Scott B. Witter, CFP, Treasurer
Joseph P. Bonino, Asst. Treasurer
Donald H. Clinton, Secretary
Sampson Chan, Esq., Asst. Secretary
Henry Schiffer, CPA, Controller
of Directors William H. Ahmanson
Keith Douglas Bushey
Rudy De Leon
Stephen M. Endaya
David J. Gascon
Mary E. Grady
Maj. Gen. Peter J. Gravett
Terry S. Hara
Troy L. Hart
Dr. Ted Hunt
Kyle B. Jackson
James P. McDonnell
Danny L. Staggs
Randi S. Tahara
Barbara J. Taylor
Robert B. Taylor
John L. Thomas
Quintin L. Villanueva Jr. Board of Governors James E. Barnes
Leah S. Bergman
Herbert F. "Bert" Boeckmann II
John C. Cushman III
Hon. Edward M. Davis
Gregory W. Econn
Hon. Irving Feffer
Roy L. Follmuth
Daryl F. Gates
Roger E. Glickman
Jay H. Grodin
Jack L. Halstead
Earl F. Rick Hamilton
Elbert T. Hudson, Esq.
Marguerite P. Justice
Tichi Wilkerson Kassel
Robert H. Lorsch
Guy A. Martin
Paula Kent Meehan
Robert Allen Reed, AIA
James W. Smack
Hon. J. D. Smith
Paul H. Toffel, MD
Don. David Tokofsky
Donald K. Toy, AIA
Gerry D. Turner
Hon. John K. Van De Kamp
Ulis C. Williams
Michael R. Yamaki, Esq.
Garrett W. Zimmon Executive Officers C. David Dalton,
Richard Kalk, Founder/ Director, Community
Claudia Diaz, Administrative Manager
Carla Garcia, Volunteer Coordinator
James A. Bultema, Director Historical Preservation
LAPD Captain (retired)
every important organization needs to
trace its roots back to the beginning
and record the evolution of its growth.
It is an accepted truism that unless
we know where we have been, we cannot
successfully chart our course for the
future. For well over a hundred years,
the LAPD has been growing and developing,
making some mistakes, sure, but accomplishing
a lot, becoming the preeminent law enforcement
organization in the country.
About 25 years ago, some of us realized
we needed a repository for our history.
Not only was there no safe place to
preserve the "artifacts" of
our jobs, there was no record of our
accomplishments as a group or as individuals
to let those who follow us know we were
here, to learn who we were, where we
worked and what the times were like
when we served our community.
Society has been created to do just
that. Our goal is to become that central
repository. With the acquisition of
the old Highland Park Police Station,
we have created a focal point for
LAPD employees—both sworn and
civilian—to contribute information,
do research, hold meetings, and to
interact and support each other as
fellow officers have always done.
This is the
first issue of our newsletterwhich
will come out bi-monthly to keep you
informed about the Museum. As Chairman,
I urge you to learn more about us.
We need your support, both in financial
aid and in personal involvement. Most
importantly, come visit the place—that
will show you exactly where we are
headed. I look forward to seeing many
old friends and making some new ones
up on York Boulevard.
sign welcomes visitors to LAPM Museum. |
6/4 LAPM Executive Committee Meeting Thurs. 6/5 Noon - Kiwanis Club of Greater Highland
Park (meet every Thurs. in June)
6:30 pm Historic Highland Park
6:00 pm C.L.E.A.R. Community Impact
Taskforce (C.I.T.) Meeting Sat. 6/7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Franklin Adult School
Car Wash at LAPM Museum Tues. 6/10 6:00pm Notheast Semi-Annual Basic Car
Meeting for basic cars 11A19,
11A25, 11A37, 11A89.
Call (213) 485-2548 for information Thurs. 6/12 7:00 pm Northeast Neighborhood Watch
Call (213) 485-2548 for information Sat. 6/14 10:00 am - 4:00 pm "LA's Best"
Afterschool Program Car Wash at LAPM
Museum Thurs. 6/19 6:00 pm C.L.E.A.R. Community Impact
Taskforce (C.I.T.) Meeting Sat. 6/21 10th Annual Jack Webb Awards Dinner
Call (818) 994-4661 for information Wed. 7/2 LAPM Executive Committee Meeting Thurs. 7/3 Noon - Kiwanis Club of Greater Highland
Park (meet every Thurs. in July)
6:30 pm Historic Highland Park
Neighborhood Council Fri. 7/4 Independence Day LAPM MUSEUM CLOSED Wed.
7/9 Desert Refuge for Police Officers Board
Mtg. Thurs. 7/10 7:00 pm Northeast Neighborhood Watch
Call (213) 485-2548 for information Thurs. 7/17 6:00 pm C.L.E.A.R. Community Impact
Taskforce (C.I.T.) Meeting Sat. 7/19 2:00 pm Opening of "Without Alarm
Arroyo Arts Collective Art Show
5:30 pm-10:30 pm Glendale Car Show,
Brand Blvd., Info (818) 548-6464
up in Cabazon near Palm Springs. As a child
I ran around barefoot in bib overalls. When
I was five years old, my father who worked
for the Southern Pacific Railroad became a
Los Angeles Police Officer. He was appointed
in October 1923, and we moved into the city.
Everyone called me Mickeen so naturally I
believed that was my name. When I reported
to school in LA, I was told I had to wear
pants and shoes and my first name was not
"Mickeen." It was Michael. These
were my first adjustments to big city life.
Years later I applied for a position on the
LAPD and had to use Junior as part of my name
because of my dad. The name on my birth certificate
is actually "Baby Boy"—the
department really didn't know what to do about
that. But I was finally appointed, and my
career with the LAPD has had very interesting
parallels to my father's.
was appointed October 23 with certificate
number 2356. When I was appointed in 1941,
I was given the serial number 2356.
||He was assigned to
Traffic Division. I was assigned to Traffic
||He was injured on duty
in 1926 and retired. I was injured in 1957
and was retired.
||He returned to duty
after three years. I returned to duty after
by Carla Garcia
is a police officer's utility belt called?
a) Betty Brown
b) Sam Brown
c) Charlie Brown
were the first to use the belt?
a) French military
b) US military
c) German military
Brown served in the US military prior to World
War I and designed the belt used by today's
officers. His military belt was attached to
a shoulder strap to balance the weight of
the equipment and hold up the trousers. The
Department adopted the Sam Brown in 1930 when
it changed its uniform from the Marine Corps'
choker style to the Navy's open-collar jacket.
The shoulder strap was eliminated, the belt
was lowered to below-navel level, and the
equipment was holstered over the jacket instead
of under it.
| Michael Regan, LAPD
Police Officer (retired)
the department changed the badge and the uniform,
and my father received the new ones. In 1941,
the department designed a new badge and uniform,
and I was in the class that received them.
||In 1932, my dad worked
the Olympics. In 1984, I worked the Olympics.
||In 1923, my dad entered
the police school and had a classmate who
became Chief of Police James E. Davis. In
1941, my class had a recruit who would become
Chief of Police Tom Reddin.
family has been involved in law enforcement
for many years now. My brother John joined
LAPD in 1946. His wife Augusta retired as
a detective from the Intelligence Division.
My brother Bill joined LAPD in 1937 and retired
as a sergeant. Bill's daughters both married
LAPD officers. Sharon married Jim Dellinger,
LAPD Devonshire Division (retired). Their
son Officer Chad Dellinger currently works
LAPD Valley Traffic Division. Shelly Regan
married Loren Wells, LAPD Bomb Squad (retired).
Regan family is truly LAPD Blue. Do you have a personal LAPD story?
Send it to us to get a shot at a mugshot.
joins LAPD history
Peter Paramo, Lorena Walsh and Oscar Prado in front of
new ATM installed in the lobby of The Los Angeles Police
Historical Society and Community Education Center Museum.
Cash withdrawals available Monday - Friday, 8:30am to
|The Arroyo Arts Collective,
a community-based organization of artists
from the Northeast Los Angeles area, presents
an installation art exhibit, "Without
Alarm III," at the Los Angeles Police
Historical Museum and Community Education
Center from July 19 to August 30. Displays
feature many different artistic mediums, including
video and 3-D objects. "The
overall theme of the show is both personal
and external safety, personal boundaries,
violence, and the repercussions of it. There
are political and social overtones, mostly
to make people think," said Heather Hoggan,
co-president of the Arroyo Arts Collective.
The art will be installed in the former jail
cells at the Museum as well as the open space
in the first floor before permanent displays
are placed. The six weeks dedicated to the
exhibit will give people in the community
an opportunity to get involved. "One
of the best things the LAPM has given us
is this amount of time. This allows teachers
to bring their classrooms through," said
The exhibit is free to the public. Artists
will be available to answer questions at an
opening reception on Saturday, July 19, from
2pm to 5pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Now in its third year, "Without Alarm"
was previously exhibited at the LA County
Jail and featured over 100 local artists.
"Without Alarm III" can
be viewed Thursdays (Noon to 9pm), Fridays
(9am to 5pm) and Saturdays (Noon to 5pm).
For more information, call (323)850-8566 or
world is so fast
that there are days
when the person
who says it can't be done
is interrupted by
the person who is doing it. - Anonymous
the LAPD Museum
Museum is looking for:
* Facility Maintenance
* Gift Shop Volunteers
* Archival Support
* Research Assistance
* Office Assistance
* Website Assistance
* Special Events Volunteers
For information contact:
Carla Garcia, Volunteer Coordinator
Hot Sheet Editor: Mae
Design & Layout: Claudia Diaz
Los Angeles Police Museum
6045 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90042-3503
(323) 344-9445 office
(323) 344-9516 fax www.LAPM.com