LAPD force exceeds 10,000 for the first time, officials say

On Jan. 1, 60 sworn officers moved into the department from the General Services Department, fulfilling a promise by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to increase staffing. But some question the significance of the move.

For the first time in the city’s history, Los Angeles’ police force now exceeds 10,000 officers, city officials said Monday.

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