The Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Area Teen Community Police Advisory Board (Teen CPAB) was established as a forum for area youth to advise and discuss public safety issues with the Commanding Officer and community police officers of the southwest area.

Teen CPAB focuses on quality-of-life issues, and concerns, from the perspective of the youth in our community.

Southwest Teen CPAB currently has members at Crenshaw, Manual Arts, and Dorsey high schools. It meets monthly. Its members take part in community cleanups, sponsor meetings between students and police officers, and go on frequent group outings.

Teen CPAB Facebook page:

Southwest Teen CPAB activities are also reported on Southwest LAPD’s Community Relations Office (CRO) Facebook page:

Here is a link to a 2014 video on CBS about Southwest’s Teen CPAB:

Chief Beck with Southwest CPAB member Iona Diggs (to Chief’s left with dark glasses) at July 2016 USC Summer Tip Off

The annual Summer Tip Off is a day-long community event at USC cosponsored by LAPD and the Los Angeles Fire Department. It includes pre-game activities to build unity among youth, appearances by celebrity guests, entertainment, a complimentary lunch, and opportunities to learn more about the two departments and our community partners.

Estrella Park Cleanup, November 19, 2016

Estrella Park is located on Estrella Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets, LA 90007. The photo above is of the Southwest Youth Landscaping Team and Cadets who joined in the cleanup. Officer Paul Eveleth, a key figure in Southwest’s youth programs is kneeling in the front. (He has since become a Senior Lead Officer and is assigned to the Leimert Park area.)

The cleanup was sponsored by Councilmember Gil Cedillo and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. Other groups that participated include Estrella Ave, Ministerios Church, Norwood Elementary School, University Park Block Club, the Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council (NANDC), and the California National Guard Sunburst Youth Academy.

Lunch at Palermo’s Italian Restaurant in Los Feliz after Teen C-PAB and Cadets walked 6.2 miles at the AIDSWalkLA! October 14, 2015.

Video at Palermo’s:

Lunch at Palermo's Italian Restaurant in Los Feliz after Teen C-PAB and Cadets walked 6.2 miles at the AIDSWalkLA! We would like to thank Chief Paysinger and Management Analyst II Ms. Natalie Torres-Soriano of LAPD Office of Operations for paying for the lunch. Your generosity is much appreciated and the students enjoyed the pizza!!

Posted by LAPD Southwest Area Teen C-PAB on Wednesday, October 14, 2015



LAPD Cadets

In addition to Teen CPAB, Southwest LAPD takes part in the citywide Cadets

Cadets must meet the following conditions and requirements:

  • Between 13 and 20 years of age
  • 0 GPA or above
  • Have no record of serious arrests or convictions
  • Maintain good moral character
  • Present a written recommendation from a teacher, faith leader or other responsible adult who is not a relative.
  • Obtain a medical examination (no serious medical conditions)
  • Attend and graduate from theCadet Academy
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve the community and participate in Cadet activities

United States citizenship is not a requirement to participate in any of the LAPD youth programs.

If you do not meet all of the Cadet Program requirements but are still interested in participating in an youth program with the LAPD, please take the time to explore the other programs offerings to determine which is the best fit for you.