January 11, 2013
Commemorative Ceremony for Parker Center
Chief Beck to Close the Door to LAPD’s Former Headquarters Building for the Last Time
WHAT: Parker Center Commemorative Closing Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
WHERE: Parker Center
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHO: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department
WHY: To formally close the Police Administration Building (PAB) that served as the
Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters for more than 50 years.
On December 30, 1952, ground was broken for PAB, which was completed in 1954. It was built to centralize many police operations to provide service to people visiting the Department to obtain information, advice, or assistance.
VISUALS: 1951 Ford Black and White Patrol Car
1969 Adam-12 Replica Black & White
American Flag presentation to Chief Beck
Air Support Division Ceremonial Flyover
Officers in Historic LAPD Uniforms
Chief Beck Locking the Doors to Parker Center
CONTACT: LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.