MORE

Just the Facts, Ma'am

LAPD’s budget for the fiscal year 2000–2001: $835,934,537

Number of officers LAPD is below its budgeted size: 1,100

Number of LAPD officers as of June 13, 2002: 9,022

Number of LAPD officers in 1980: 6,752

Number of LAPD officers in 1893: 93

Number of officers on LAPD’s first police force: 6

Percentage of female LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 18.9

Percentage of female LAPD officers in 1980: 2.6

Number of female officers in 1910: 1

Percentage of male African-American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 13.5

Percentage of male African-American LAPD officers in 1980: 6.8

Percentage of female African-American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 3.0

Percentage of female African-American LAPD officers in 1980: 0.3

Percentage of Latino LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 34.2

Percentage of Latino LAPD officers in 1980: 10.7

Percentage of Latina LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 6.3

Percentage of Latina LAPD officers in 1980: 0.2

Percentage of Asian LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 5.4

Percentage of Asian LAPD officers in 1980: 1.1

Percentage of male Native American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 0.4

Percentage of male Native American LAPD officers in 1980: 0.2

Percentage of female Native American LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 0.1

Percentage of Native American LAPD officers in 1980: 0

Percentage of Filipino LAPD officers as of June 3, 2002: 1.5

Percentage of Filipino LAPD officers in 1980: 0.2

Number of officers on the streets of L.A. as of June 18, 2002: 5,662

Number of civilians working for LAPD as of June 18, 2002: 3,088

Number of female deputy chiefs, out of five, as of June 3, 2002: 1

Number of female deputy chiefs, out of 11, in 1980: 0

Number of female assistant chiefs, out of three, as of June 3, 2002: 0

Number of female assistant chiefs, out of three, in 1980: 0

Number of African-American captains, out of 69, as of January 8, 2001: 9

Number of African-American sergeants, out of 1,083, as of January 8, 2001: 175

Number of Latino deputy chiefs, out of 9, as of January 8, 2001: 1

Number of Latino commanders, out of 21, as of January 8, 2001: 2

Number of LAPD patrol divisions: 18

Year LAPD had its first patrol car: 1914

Number of vehicles currently in LAPD fleet: 4,180

Number of undercover/unmarked vehicles: 1,376

Number of LAPD motorcycles: 359

Cost of a patrol car: $27,242.83

Patrol car average mileage per year: 18,000

Fuel used in 2001: 3,560,960.6 gallons

Number of vehicles, including undercover, purchased in 2001: 549

Number of unmarked/undercover vehicles purchased in 2001: 196

Average lifespan of a patrol car: 5 years

Year LAPD’s motorcycle speed squad was formed: 1913

Make of LAPD’s first patrol car: Oakland

Percentage of police-pursuit fatalities in California that involved LAPD from 1993 to 1995: 60.

Number of LAPD police pursuits in 1995: 816

Percentage of suspects hurt during police pursuits in 1995: 54.7

Percentage of officers hurt during police pursuits in 1995: 15

Percentage of police pursuits that resulted in crashes in 1995: 35.4

Out of 816 pursuits, number of chases that lasted 10 minutes or longer in 1995: 72

Number of police pursuits in 2000: 663

Number of police pursuits in 2001: 728

Number of civilians/suspects injured during police pursuits in 2001: 183

Number of officers injured (from complaint to broken bones) during police pursuits in 2001: 8

Number of officer-involved shooting incidents in 2001: 66

Number of civilians fatally shot by LAPD in 2001: 7

Number of incidents where a civilian was shot and wounded by LAPD in 2001: 15

Number of incidents where an officer was shot and wounded in 2001: 7

Number of officer-involved shooting incidents that resulted in no injuries in 2001: 13

Number of LAPD injury incidents with civilians that didn’t involve guns or hospitalization in 2001: 1,846

Number of shootings that involved off-duty officers in 2001: 10

Number of incidents where an LAPD officer’s gun went off accidentally in 2001: 11

Number of dogs that were shot by LAPD in 2001: 20

Number of cases in 2001 where an LAPD canine attacked a civilian and sent him/her to the hospital: 3

Number of in-custody deaths in 2001: 2

Number of neck-restraint injury incidents in 2001: 6

Number of incidents in which a civilian was hit by an LAPD officer on the head with an impact weapon such as a gun or flashlight in 2001: 9

Number of pepper-spray incidents in 2001: 227

Number of pepper-spray incidents from November 1993 to July 1994: 645

Of those, the number who were nonwhite victims: 486

Number of officers disciplined as a result of pepper-spray use from November 1993 to July 1994: 4

Number of officers deployed during the 2000 Democratic National Convention: 2,000

Number of officers deployed during Pope John Paul II’s visit to Los Angeles in 1987: 5,800

Number of helicopters deployed during Pope John Paul II’s visit to Los Angeles in 1987: 11

Number of officers mobilized in L.A. in anticipation of the Rodney King verdict: 6,500

Number of officers mobilized after the L.A. Lakers won their first championship: 250

Percentage decline in bookings at local jails LAPD reported during Pope John Paul II’s visit to Los Angeles in 1987: 50

Amount LAPD agreed to pay seven journalists who said they were clubbed with batons and shot with rubber bullets while they were trying to cover an August 14, 2000, Democratic National Convention protest: $60,000

Year additional staff was brought into the City Attorney’s Office as part of a new unit to handle lawsuits against the police, and a legal counsel was created within the police department to coordinate responses to the lawsuits but not to investigate the underlying claims: 1992

Number of officers, out of 37, who were considered "uninformed" after they failed to answer basic questions put forth by disguised ACLU interns who were evaluating access to citizen-complaint procedures in 1996: 21

Year French troops were deployed to Los Angeles to protect the area’s small French population, who feared for their lives and property: 1860

Year LAPD was formed: 1869

Year LAPD officers first wore badges: 1869

First and last time that an LAPD police chief was killed while in office: 1871

Year the first LAPD officer was killed in the line of duty: 1907

Year the first female LAPD officer (Tina Kerbrat) was killed in the line of duty: 1991

Year the first African-American LAPD officer (Charles P. Williams) was killed in the line of duty: 1923

Year the first two African-American police officers (Roy Green and Robert Stewart) joined LAPD: 1887

Year Hollenbeck Division (known then as Boyle Heights Substation) was created: 1889

Year the first policewoman joined LAPD: 1910

Year the Los Angeles Police Protective League was founded: 1919

Year the first Chinese-American was appointed as a special police official: 1913

Year the Venice Police Department was absorbed into LAPD: 1925

Year LAPD Academy was formed: 1936

Year last LAPD badge was adopted: 1940

Year LAPD’s police woman’s uniform made its debut: 1948

Year police headquarters was renamed Parker Center: 1966

Year LAPD created the first Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT): 1967

Year LAPD became the first agency in the nation to have its own staff psychologist: 1968

Year the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation was formed: 1972

Year the K-9 Unit was formed: 1980

Year DARE was formed: 1983

Year the Threat Management Unit of LAPD was set up to investigate high-level, serious stalking cases: 1990

Length of academy training in 1936: 3 weeks

Length of academy training today: 28 weeks

Number of trainees who joined the academy in 1936: 100

Approximate number of students enrolled at any one time at LAPD’s Police Academy: 50

Percentage of those who are women: 12

Average dropout rate at LAPD’s Police Academy: 1 in 10

Number of training hours it takes to become a police officer: 1,064

Number of failed attempts allowed before you are deselected from the Academy: 2

Amount of time you have to wait before you can reapply: 1 month

Number of months a new recruit is on probation once he signs up with LAPD: 18

Minimum age requirement to join LAPD: 21

Minimum age requirement to join LAPD in 1895: 25

Maximum age requirement to join LAPD: 40

Maximum age requirement to join LAPD in 1895: 35

Average age of an LAPD recruit: 27

Minimum percentage you must score in order to pass the oral LAPD interview, Test No. 2 in the selection process: 70

Hours it takes to go through LAPD psychological interview, Step 7 in the selection process: 2

Hours it takes to complete LAPD’s polygraph test for new recruits as part of the police-officer selection process: 3

Number of times a week LAPD offers its written test, Step 1 in the police-officer selection process: 5

Number of months you must wait in order to retake the written test if you fail the first time: 6

Number of months it takes to complete the police-officer eight-step selection process: 5

Physical requirements needed to join LAPD in 1869: broad chest

Percentage of body fat a male candidate must not exceed in order to join LAPD today: 22

Percentage of body fat a female candidate must not exceed in order to join LAPD today: 30

Weight requirements in 1895: 160 pounds or higher

Height requirement in 1895: 5’8"

Height requirement today: 5’0" and up

Vision requirements for police officers: not worse than 20/40 (unless you wear soft contact lenses)

Additional salary an officer will receive in longevity pay for staying in the class of police officer after 10 years of service: $144.42 per month

Number of vacation days an LAPD officer receives after one year of service: 15

Number of floating holidays an LAPD officer receives yearly: 13

Average annual salary of an entry-level police officer: $44,537 to $59,821

Annual salary of an LAPD sergeant I: $83,912

Annual salary of an LAPD detective I: $78,830

Annual salary of a lieutenant I: $98,496

Annual salary of a lieutenant II: $104,542

Annual salary of a captain: $106,633–$125,881

Annual salary of a commander: $139,116

Annual salary of a deputy chief i: $156,980

Annual salary of the chief of police: $247,338

Type of payment LAPD’s first officers received for their services: money collected from bounties, fees and fines

Monthly income of a police officer at the turn of the century: $80

Yearly salary of a patrolman in 1897: $1,000

Number of LAPD detectives in 1911: 3

Approximate weight of an LAPD Sam Browne belt, which includes holster, gun, pepper spray, handcuff case, handcuffs, keys, astro radio holder, magazine pouch, whistle and flashlight: 15 pounds

Weight of an LAPD badge: 3.3 ounces

Gun of choice for LAPD’s first police officers: 1874 Winchester rifle

Handgun of choice in 1936: .38 caliber Smith & Wesson and Colt Revolver

Type of gun the department issues its officers today: 9mm Beretta

Number of rounds a Beretta can shoot without reloading: 15

Number of rounds LAPD officers carry: 46 (three magazines plus one)

Amount of money the first city marshal was given to furnish his office: $50

Annual uniform allowance for an LAPD officer: $750 to $800

Year the first LAPD pilot was appointed: 1931

Number of helicopters in current LAPD fleet: 17

Number of hours a day LAPD helicopters are in the sky: 18

Age of oldest helicopter in LAPD’s fleet: 26

Number of hours a helicopter can remain in the sky at any one time: 2.5

Average shift of a helicopter pilot: 2.2 hours

Number of flight hours an officer must have before he is eligible to fly an LAPD helicopter: 100

Number of female helicopter pilots: 2

Number of years most pilots have spent on the job: 15

Farthest distance an LAPD helicopter can fly in one stretch: approx. 107 miles

Mph an LAPD helicopter can fly: 156

Number of nuisance calls air support gets on a weekly basis: 1

Approximate feet above ground a helicopter patrols: 1,000

Number of hours a year LAPD helicopters are in the sky: 17,000

Year of the last helicopter-crash fatality: 1991

Reason for the crash: mechanical defect

Number of badges LAPD has had since it formed in 1869: 6

Job duties of L.A.’s first female police officers: caretakers at the women’s and juvenile jails

Clothing worn by LAPD’s first female officers: white nurse’s uniform

Age of LAPD’s first policewoman at the time of her hiring: 37

Original occupation of L.A.’s first police chief: medical doctor

Salary of Edward McCarthy, LAPD’s police chief in 1885: $150 per month

Number of LAPD chiefs between 1876 and 1888: 15

Number of chiefs appointed between 1900 and 1923: 16

Average duration of a police chief’s term during that time period: 8 months

Number of years LAPD’s longest-serving chief (William H. Parker) was with LAPD: 15

Number of days LAPD’s shortest-serving chief (L.G. Loomis) served: 25

Number of police chiefs who became mayor: 1

Number of LAPD chiefs since 1876: 51

Number of years former Chief Bernard Parks served with LAPD: 37

Number of years former Chief Bernard Parks served as chief: 5

Number of years an LAPD officer can serve as chief: 10

Original name of LAPD’s Metropolitan Division: Crime Crushers

Name given to Internal Affairs in the 1930s: Super Snoopers

Number of years the Super Snoopers spied on city officials: 3

LAPD’s first regulation uniform in 1874: frontier-style felt hat and hip-length blue serge coat

Value of LAPD’s equipment roster in 1885: $354

Number of calls that LAPD patrol drivers responded to in 1985: 2,979

Number of 911 calls in 2001 in 1985: 919,775

Estimated average response time for all emergency calls for service including 911 in 2001: 13.73 minutes

Number of times the Symbionese Liberation Army refused LAPD’s surrender offer on May 16, 1974, when the group barricaded themselves in a house on East 54th Street: 29

Ratio of sworn officers to citizens in 1980: 1:500

To date, the dollar amount the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation has distributed in grants to employees, spouses and children: $7.5 million

Cost of an LAPD souvenir Natural BBQ apron from LAPD’s online gift shop: $21

Cost of an LAPD commemorative silver coin from LAPD’s online gift shop: $75

Number of baton blows officers delivered upon Rodney King in a period of two minutes, producing 11 skull fractures, brain damage and kidney damage: 56

Number of LAPD officers on the scene when Rodney King was beaten: 21

Time that passed between indictment of Sergeant Stacey C. Koon, Officer Laurence M. Powell, Officer Theodore Briseno and Officer Timothy Wind and the start of the Rodney King trial: 1 year

Number of deaths in the six days of rioting after the Rodney King Verdict: 52

Number of injured in those riots: 2,383

Number of people killed during the 1965 Watts riots: 34

Number of people arrested during the six days of rioting after the Rodney King verdict: 13,212

Number of arrests during the 2000 Democratic National Convention: 303

Number of arrests during the 1965 Watts riots: 4,000

Estimated property damage in Los Angeles County after the 1992 riots: $1 billion

Total cost to taxpayers for Rodney King’s 1991 beating, which included three criminal and civil trials in state and federal courts: $21 million

Amount paid out to victims as a result of Rampart-related claims or lawsuits: $40 million

Amount a federal jury awarded Rodney King in damages: $3.8 million

Months served by Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell for beating up Rodney King: 30

Year Stacey Koon’s book, Presumed Guilty: The Tragedy of the Rodney King Affair, hit the stands: 1992

Amount Koon was charging for an autographed copy of Presumed Guilty: The Tragedy of the Rodney King Affair while he was in federal prison: $1,000

Amount of the claim city officials denied former Police Chief Daryl F. Gates when he tried to recover costs that he contended he incurred while battling the Police Commission for his job after the police beating of Rodney King: $364,596

Number of African-Americans arrested by LAPD during the last six months of 2001: 18,670

Number of Latinos arrested by LAPD during the last six months of 2001: 27,491

Number of Caucasians arrested by LAPD during the last six months of 2001: 9,863

Number of Latinos arrested for robbery/homicide during the last six months of 2001: 25

Number of times Detective Mark Fuhrman used the word "nigger" while being audiotaped: 41

Amount for which the city settled in 1995 with several civil rights groups after they presented evidence that LAPD’s K-9 Unit handlers had used excessive force: $3.6 million

Number of officer-involved domestic-violence cases LAPD investigated between 1990 and 1997 that the inspector general reviewed and deemed "flawed and skewed": 227

Amount LAPD received in federal grants for the hiring of new officers and to enhance communications and technological capabilities between 1993 and 1997: $141 million

Number of murders a day in 1853, when LAPD was formed: 1

Number of gambling casinos LAPD said contributed to the high murder rate at that time: 400

Number of overtime hours LAPD allows its officers according to its current budget: 1.2 million

Number of hits LAPD Online received from January to May 2002: 32,400,311

Number of LAPD officers attacked with knives while responding to disturbance calls in 1997: 17

Number of LAPD officers attacked while transporting prisoners in 1997: 15

Number of LAPD officers, out of 1,200 on the force, who were dismissed on charges of misconduct during a 15-month period in the 1920s: 100

Estimated number of people who attended Chief Bernard C. Parks’ swearing-in ceremony in 1997: 3,000

Percentage of allegations against LAPD officers that were sustained from 1998 to 2001, according to the Office of the Inspector General: 33

Amount of money the family of slain actor Anthony Dwain Lee is seeking in its wrongful-death suit against LAPD after an autopsy report found that Lee was shot three times in the back and one time in the back of the head at a Halloween party in 2000: $5.1 million

Street value of the 6.5 pounds of cocaine Rafael Perez stole from Parker Center Property Group that eventually broke open the Rampart corruption scandal: $800,000

Number of officers suspended without pay because of the Rampart investigation: 16

Of the officers involved in the Rampart investigation, the number resigned: 10

Number of officers relieved of duty for various periods of time during the Rampart investigation: 45

Number of officers convicted over the Rampart scandal: 7

Number of officers who received official reprimands by LAPD due to the Rampart scandal: 19

Percentage of Rampart officers and those in other anti-gang units who former Officer Rafael Perez claimed falsified information about alleged suspects: 90

Number of convictions overturned that resulted from statements Perez gave in accordance with his plea agreement: 112

Number of people framed by ex-officer Rafael Perez and his partners between 1995 and 1998: 99

Number of federal cases still pending as a result of the Rampart scandal: 80

Amount of time Robert Candido spent in jail after he was beaten up, forced to touch a gun, then wrongfully arrested and framed by Rampart officers: 2 years, 4 months and 13 days

Amount of time Walter Alex Rivas spent in jail after Rampart officers framed him for selling drugs: 1 year, 11 months and 26 days

Number of years in jail to which Rafael Perez was sentenced in return for his testimony against his fellow Rampart officers: 3

Number of years Rafael Perez served in jail: Less than 2

Number of years to which Perez was sentenced in federal court for his role in the Rampart scandal: 2

Total amount awarded in 2001 to 29 clients of attorney Gregory Yates who were wrongfully convicted because of false testimony of ex-officer Rafael Perez and other Rampart officers: $10.9 million

Settlement awarded to Javier Francisco Ovando after he was handcuffed, shot point-blank in the head and framed by former Officer Rafael Perez and partner: $15 million

Amount awarded to George Alfaro after he was beaten, framed, wrongfully arrested and incarcerated for one year and 25 days because of false testimony given by Officers Rafael Perez and Ethan Cohan in 1998: $650,000

Amount former Police Chief Bernard Parks asked the City Council to budget in February 2000 for his proposed "integrity package," designed to fix the problems at LAPD: $9 million

Cost Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams incurred by successfully campaigning to overturn a reprimand by the Police Commission, which chastised him for lying to its members about whether he had ever obtained $1,545 in complimentary lodging, room service and telephone calls while vacationing in Las Vegas: $60,805

Amount the city spent in fiscal year 1997 to settle suits against LAPD: $9.85 million

Amount the city spent in the 1993-94 fiscal year settling suits against LAPD: $26.4 million

Number of claims and lawsuits filed against LAPD in 1996: 795

Number of claims and lawsuits filed against LAPD in 1994: 663

Amount LAPD paid in civil-lawsuit judgments, awards and pretrial settlements against police officers (not including traffic accidents) between the years 1991 and 1995: $79.2 million

Amount the city of L.A. agreed to pay gay-rights demonstrators in February 1997 in a settlement for police misconduct in a 1991 incident, while admitting no wrongdoing: $87,000

Number of officers who were discharged, removed or transferred in 1998: 4

Number of officers who were discharged, removed or transferred in 2001: 142

Number of officers who resigned or retired in 1998: 100

Number of officers who resigned or retired in 2001: 329

Number of officers suspended in 1998: 372

Number of officers suspended in 2001: 994

Number of official reprimands in 1998: 142

Number of official reprimands in 2001: 318

Number of admonishments in 1998: 395

Number of admonishments in 2001: 682

Number of suspension days in 1998: 1,642

Number of suspension days in 2001: 9,492

Average suspension days per employee in 1998: 4.4

Average suspension days per employee in 2001: 14.3

Number of sworn officers disciplined in 1998: 1,167

Number of sworn officers disciplined in 2001: 1,530

Number of Board of Rights hearings in 1998: 240

Number of Board of Rights hearings in 2001: 221

Number of department and citizen complaints received by LAPD from 1998 through 2000, excluding failure to appear, failure to qualify and preventable traffic collisions: 15,907

Number of department and citizen complaints received by LAPD in 2001, excluding failure to appear, failure to qualify and preventable traffic collisions: 8,655

Number of allegations of gender bias from 1998 through 2000, excluding failure to appear, failure to qualify and preventable traffic collisions: 59

Number of allegations of gender bias in 2001, excluding failure to appear, failure to qualify and preventable traffic collisions: 22