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Mentor Spotlight – Officer Culpepper

Officer LaSalle Culpepper is a massively built man, adept with his fists and firearms, but also with a caring heart. As a member of the LAPD’s elite Metropolitan Division, he often finds himself patrolling the streets of Southwest Division—the same streets where he grew up.  In...


Student Spotlight – Kejuan Brooks

Kejuan Brooks was always athletic, but Operation Progress opened his eyes to the larger world. The 12-year-old was already excelling in football, playing offense, defense and special teams for the Watts Bears, when Officer Grant Goosby challenged him to try something more.  Instead of just focusing...


Mentor Spotlight – Officer Massie

For Officer Joe Massie, handling radio calls and working the streets were a constant reminder of how many problems the police cannot solve. He used to get frustrated that he could not straighten out problems that took years to develop within the duration of a preliminary...


Mentor Spotlight – Officer Adame

When Officer Mario Adame was a young cop patrolling Southeast Division in the wild Nineties, it wasn’t uncommon to handle multiple homicides in the same night or to see kids just out of grade school carrying guns. He was handling a radio call in the Jordan...