USC President C.L. Max Nikias received the Jack Webb Award from the Los Angeles Police Historical Society for the university’s cooperative efforts on behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department.
One of those efforts is the USC-LAPD Scholarship, which provides half the tuition for LAPD officers enrolled in the USC Price School’s executive master of leadership program.
Another is that USC is the home of a LAPD Cadet Post, with 50 young people who volunteer at schools and serve the community.
The award honors individual dedication to law enforcement for past and present members of the Los Angeles Police Department and the public. It is named for the late actor-director-producer best known for his portrayal of LAPD detective Joe Friday in the television, radio and movie versions of “Dragnet.”
“President Nikias has been an extraordinary partner and exceptional friend, not only to me, but to the men and women who proudly serve the city of Los Angeles,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.
“He exemplifies the values and traditions of the Los Angeles Police Department and is deserving of the Jack Webb Award for his significant commitment to the LAPD and life-long support of the entire law enforcement community.”
The award was presented Saturday at the Omni Hotel.
—City News Service
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