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In 1869, the Los Angeles City Council organized the city's first paid police force. The unit had only six officers, and they did not receive traditional salaries. Today, there are approximately 9,000 uniform… (See Below for Full Description)
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In 1869, the Los Angeles City Council organized the city's first paid police force. The unit had only six officers, and they did not receive traditional salaries. Today, there are approximately 9,000 uniformed officers and 3,000 civilian employees of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) charged with maintaining law and order in the city's 468 square miles. Los Angeles Police Department follows the force's evolution from a small band of crime fighters to one of America's most well-known, cutting-edge police departments.

Key topics covered include:

  • Pre-LAPD law enforcement in Los Angeles
  • Police chiefs and their policies
  • LAPD activities during World War I
  • Prohibition and the Great Depression
  • Zoot Suit Riots
  • Black Dahlia murder investigation
  • Watts Riots
  • The Rodney King incident.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-656-2
ISBN-10 1604136561
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3670-7
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Law Enforcement Agencies
Author Richard Worth
Publication Date 3/1/2011
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Endnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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