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On patrol: 10,000 LAPD officers by 2009

March 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Within months, more police officers than ever will patrol L.A. streets.The LAPD is on track to exceed 9,852 officers in its ranks by the end of the year. That's the highest deployment of officers in L.A. history. The city is also set to reach 10,000 officers by 2009.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has pledged to maintain the police buildup even during tough economic times.


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