National Police Week was May 13 – 19 this year. During that week and throughout the month of May, the office engaged in a host of activities to support and honor our law enforcement partners.
To begin the commemoration in honor of our law enforcement partners, on April 23rd, working in partnership with our local ATF and USMS Office, U.S. Attorney Hanna and office staff participated in tactical entry, shoot, no-shoot scenario training. The training enabled personnel to become more aware of the types of scenarios officers and agents face every day. Moreover, it allowed an opportunity for senior leadership to better understand the training needs of law enforcement within our district.
On May 3rd, U.S. Attorney Hanna and office staff participated in the annual Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Service to honor fallen officers killed in the line of duty.
On May 8th, U.S. Attorney Hanna attended the FBI’s Fallen Agent Memorial Service to honor fallen agents. On May 8th and 9th, the office hosted a BJA-sponsored VALOR Survive & Thrive Training for over 100 law enforcement officers from throughout the Central District. The training was cohosted by the Glendora Police Department and the Western States Information Network. AUSA Aron Ketchel gave welcoming remarks.
On May 10th, U.S. Attorney Hanna highlighted our district’s violent-crime strategy and opportunities for increased collaboration at the International Latino Gang Investigators Conference in Ontario. U.S. Attorney Hanna also provided opening remarks at the California Narcotics Officers’ Association’s annual dinner that evening.
On May 11th, U.S. Attorney Hanna and office personnel celebrated those who have chosen to serve the public at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Recruit Graduation. On May 23rd, U.S. Attorney Hanna attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Memorial honoring deputies killed in the line of duty.