Charlie Beck

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LA crime stats released

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said today that domestic violence calls are up about 10.5 percent so far in 2014 compared to the same period last year, contributing to an […]

07/22/2014

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LAPD sees increase in violent crime, assaults

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck touted a continuing drop in the city’s overall crime rate during the first six months of 2014 despite an increase in […]

07/10/2014

Violent crime on the rise in LA this year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Violent crime in Los Angeles was up 2.9 percent during the first half of the year, compared with the same period last year, with aggravated assaults up 12 percent, according to […]

07/09/2014

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LAPD will no longer detain ICE immigration suspects

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Saying police need to maintain the trust of the community during a federal government stalemate on immigration policy, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chief Charlie Beck announced today that the LAPD will […]

07/08/2014

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to seek a 2nd term

WESTCHESTER (CNS) – The first of a series of meetings seeking public comment on Charlie Beck’s bid for a second, five-year term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department will be held from 6-8 […]

06/11/2014

A small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

LAPD drones could be used during tactical events

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A pair of aerial drones obtained by the Los Angeles Police Department could be used during “tactical events” such as manhunts and standoffs, Police Chief Charlie Beck said today, adding that […]

06/06/2014

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

Beck seeks 2nd term as police chief

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Charlie Beck submitted a letter to the Police Commission today officially seeking a second, five-year term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. The letter was forwarded to Mayor Eric […]

05/16/2014

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

Memorial honors LAPD officers who died in line of duty

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With the deaths of three Los Angeles police officers still fresh in their minds, department brass gathered today to honor officers who died in the line of duty over the agency’s […]

05/08/2014

Downtown Los Angeles seen from the 110 freeway (Photo credit: Cyndee Maxwell)

LA crime rates drop for 11th straight year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles is the safest it has been in 65 years, with overall crime rates falling for an 11th straight year, police Chief Charlie Beck said today. Beck was joined by […]

01/13/2014

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LA DUI crackdown yields more arrests than last year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Since Dec. 13, law enforcement officers in 100 Los Angeles County jurisdictions have made 1,520 drunken or drugged driving arrests as of Christmas Day, up from 1,425 during the same time […]

12/26/2013

Transportation Security Administration honor guard Brandy Richards, center, carries the U.S. Honor Flag during a public memorial service for Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed by a rampaging gunman at the Los Angeles International Airport, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Slain LA TSA officer’s life celebrated at service

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a memorial service filled with tears, prayers and songs, the Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed by a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport was remembered Tuesday as a […]

11/12/2013

A Los Angeles Police officer patrols outside the departure area at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Police Chief: LAX needs better surveillance system

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Last week’s shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport pointed out a weakness in the surveillance equipment there, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said today. “I would like to have […]

11/07/2013

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