Our LAPD Story

Our LAPD Story

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The LAPD is the third largest police department in the country, tasked with policing the second largest city in America, Los Angeles. With around 10,000 sworn police officers and nearly 3000 civilian employees, the LAPD is microcosm of the city it serv…


The Reserve Journey Miniseries: Firearms
Aug 16 • 13 min
LAPD Public Information Director Josh Rubenstein (or Recruit Officer Rubenstein) takes us inside firearms training within the LAPD Reserve Officer Academy, and introduces us to one of his classmates.
Born in Boston- A S.W.A.T. Story
Jul 26 • 33 min
On this episode, we sit down with Sergeant Tim Colomey and hear a little bit about how with a little luck, and a lot of heart, he overcame a potentially debilitating injury.
The Reserve Journey Miniseries: First Day
Jul 19 • 7 min
In this mini-series, we follow our Public Information Director Josh Rubenstein as he embarks on the road to completing the LAPD Reserve Academy.
Silver Lining
Apr 29 • 22 min
On this episode, we take you behind how Officer Jaqueline Perea turned her grief, into motivation to help the people the people of Los Angeles.
It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane
Feb 15 • 34 min
Join us as we take you inside our LAPD Air Support Division, and have an intimate discussion with Tactical Flight Officer Vanessa Hansen about the ins and outs, ups and downs of having an office in the sky in the city of angels.
Hollywood Nights
Dec 18, 2018 • 33 min
n this episode we hit the streets of Hollywood with a former cage fighter and a former Broadway actor to get a glimpse of a what a night on patrol looks like in Hollywood.
Westside Ambush
Nov 7, 2018 • 33 min
Episode 12 takes you into the minds and moments of the officers present during the 4/7/14 ambush attack on the LAPD West Traffic Division front desk.
When The Guardians Needs Guarding
Sep 19, 2018 • 43 min
Through 10 cold February days, lives would tragically be taken, communities would be sent into terror, and law enforcement would be thrust into the crosshairs.
House on Fire
Aug 30, 2018 • 18 min
Routine patrol is never truly ‘routine’. A calm, relatively uneventful evening on patrol in Mission Division quickly turned into an evening these officers will never forget.
Chief Michel Moore’s First Days
Jun 22, 2018 • 19 min
Chief Michel Moore is just days away from becoming Los Angeles’ 57th Police Chief. He’s got nearly four decades of policing under his belt, however he is approaching this new position like it’s his first day on the job. He’s criss crossing the city on his…
First Year On The Job
Apr 29, 2018 • 20 min
The first year on the job for any police officer can be overwhelming. The first year at the LAPD is no exception. For this episode we speak to a rookie who is finishing his 11th month as an Los Angeles police officer. He is joining his classmates for a…
Understanding Body Worn Video
Feb 26, 2018 • 25 min
The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners has released their proposed body worn and digital-in-car video release policy. In a few weeks the board will vote on it and a couple of months after that, the LAPD will start releasing videos. So, in this…
Searching For A New Chief
Jan 26, 2018 • 21 min
After 42 years in law enforcement, Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police Charlie Beck announced his retirement. We will certainly look back at his tremendous career in future episodes, however for this edition of the LAPoDcast we will look at the…
Sobriety Checkpoints
Dec 7, 2017 • 18 min
The holidays are all about reflection, celebration, and libation. However, too much libation…and you could end up in jail if you get behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. For today’s 5th episode of the LAPoDcast we go behind the scenes of an LAPD Sobriety…
The Hollywood Sex Scandal
Nov 12, 2017 • 16 min
The Hollywood sexual assault scandal has exploded with police agencies taking new reports everyday. In this fourth episode of the LAPD podcast we talk with one of LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Detectives about how these reports are being handled…she also…
Crowd Control
Oct 29, 2017 • 34 min
In this third installment of the LAPD podcast, I sat down with our First Assistant Chief Michel Moore. He is just two months away from retirement, however his fingerprint will be left with this department long after he leaves. For nearly four decades he…
Surviving The Las Vegas Mass Shooting
Oct 22, 2017 • 38 min
The tragedy in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago hit the Los Angeles Police Department close to home as more than 70 LAPD employees attended the event. One of our officers was hit by gunfire, another had a family member who was struck. But every last person…
How Will The LAPD Use Drones?
Oct 12, 2017 • 24 min
Join me for an intimate look at what policing a city like Los Angeles entails. This is the first ever Podcast produced by the Los Angeles Police Department, and it is intended to create transparency while engaging the community. You will hear honest and…