To the Emmanuel Family,
Just wanted you all to know the HOPE
Project took off at Olympic Division. LAPD has now taken the concept and
has implemented the combination of police officers, mental health
clinicians, and homeless outreach providers working together citywide.
We now have bureau HOPE Teams.
For me, the opportunity to develop and
implement law enforcements' role in providing resources to the homeless
has been a humbling and very rewarding experience. I have learned a lot
about the homeless crisis in LA. I am glad LAPD is taking leadership in
finding a solution to the homeless crisis.
Recently I have been reassigned as a
Senior Lead Officer at Olympic Division. It's challenging but I am
enjoying solving the community's quality of life issues (e.g. gang
violence, property crimes, assaults, and of course homelessness) and
collaborating with the community to figure out solutions of increased
As you probably know it's been a rough
few months in law enforcement. A few of us at Olympic Division decided
to create Project Endure. I will be running 420 miles from Los Angeles
to Sacramento in full uniform. The mission is to promote police
and community solidarity. The one thing I enjoyed while running the
marathon last February, in full uniform, was talking to people during
the run. For many people it was the first time they talked to a police
officer. I feel it is my duty to be open minded to the community's
concerns about policing and create open dialogue so we can understand
one another. I am hoping to create this open dialogue with our
communities and mend our differences as we push up north to our Capital.
Donations will go to two charities, a
national organization called Concerns of Police Survivors and our own
LAPD Memorial Fund.
Please pass on the info to friends and family. The links are:
scroll to Project Endure to Learn more about its mission.
[Editor's note: Also a video explaining this project can be found at: