We rely on the Police Foundation for so many things. Thanks to Mr. Broidy and Mr. Sands, we will be able to respond more effectively during any critical incident, from natural disasters to major crime.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 7, 2007
Elliott Broidy and Lenny Sands, both members of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Police Foundation, facilitated the foundation's donation of a command center which will give Chief Bratton and senior level staff the ability to manage evolving critical incidents from police headquarters.
Chief Bratton said, "We rely on the Police Foundation for so many things. Thanks to Mr. Broidy and Mr. Sands, we will be able to respond more effectively during any critical incident, from natural disasters to major crime."
The center will provide command staff with hands-on real-time information upon which to make command decisions. The center's equipment connects to a web-based video conferencing function which will enhance the capability and efficiency of the command center system.
With their Police Foundation colleagues, Mr. Broidy and Mr. Sands are looking at other projects that will enable the LAPD to obtain needed equipment and services quickly to enhance their ability to protect the community.
Mr. Broidy, a private investor, is a member of the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council, Commissioner of the Los Angeles City Fire and Police Pension Fund, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center, and a member of the board of the USC Marshall School of Business Center for Investment Studies, among other civic and charitable activities.
Mr. Sands is an internationally recognized innovator and leader in the direct television marketplace. In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Police Foundation, he is a member of the President's Export Council, the board of the Rand Corporation Center for Asian Policy, and the board of directors of the USC China Institute.
ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES POLICE FOUNDATION:
The Los Angeles Police Foundation is the major source of private support for the Los Angeles Police Department. The foundation's mission is to create partnerships to provide resources and programs that help the police serve at their highest level and to enhance LAPD-community relations. Since 2000 the foundation has awarded more than $5 million in essential equipment, training, technology and programs to the LAPD.