Olympic & Bundy: LAPD talks recruitment and 'Bigs in Blue' program

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LISTEN: Episode 88 - LAPD talks recruitment and 'Bigs in Blue' program

We learn why four LAPD officers love their job! Three are from LAPD’s recruitment unit and a fourth represents a mentoring program called Bigs in Blue.  All four share stories of life on and off the job and why they are proud to be LAPD. 

Olympic & Bundy podcast host Christine Devine first met Captain Aaron McCraney at the Taste of Soul on Crenshaw and then again at the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives, ABLE. He was invited to do the podcast and bring along some fellow officers. Christine also met LAPD Sergeant Keith Mott after seeing him profiled on Fox 11 News along with the Bigs in Blue program.

(FOX 11 Los Angeles)

The podcast was pre-recorded over the summer, but as we kick off September there is this announcement of an upcoming LAPD hiring event helping future officers get on the job.

LAPD Hiring Event 
Saturday, September 14th 
Ahmanson Recruit Training Center
5651 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Bigs in Blue falls under the national Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program and “is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with police in communities throughout our nation, building strong, trusting, lasting relationships.”

Podcast guests include:

LAPD Recruitment

  • Captain Aaron McCraney
  • Sergeant Cassandra Britt-Nickerson
  • Senior Lead Officer Roseann Adams

“Bigs in Blue”

  • LAPD Sergeant Keith D. Mott  - mentor (Big)
  • DJ( DeJohn M. Linarez) – mentee (Little)

Podcast Producer: Oscar Flores
Theme Music: DJ Reaper


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