Civil Unrest and Protests
JUNE, 2020 – Los Angeles area protesters pushed the Covid-19 pandemic aside and took to the streets to protest law enforcement use of force. Many protests quickly turned violent, as hundreds of businesses were looted and burned. For over a week L.A. County was under a curfew and state of emergency. C.E.M.P. was deployed as part of the city’s response, to help light up command post operations and assist in logistics.
C.E.M.P. Assists MRCA
MAY, 2020 – The Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) recently entered into an agreement with C.E.M.P. – just in time as the need for assistance arose. We offer support, extra manpower and help not only during fire season, but during the Covid-19 crisis as well. As the MRCA faced huge budget cuts and layoffs, our team was able to provide extra eyes and ears in the area parks.
C.E.M.P. Suspends Operations
MARCH, 2020 – For the first time in it’s 58 year history, C.E.M.P. suspended operations to help slow down the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. All volunteer organizations under the LAPD umbrella were grounded out of caution and advice from the L.A. County Health Department. The entire world came to a stop in the Spring of 2020 due to the fast-spreading, deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus. Our team joined California in slowly starting to open back up in late May.
MARCH, 2020 – For the 10th year, C.E.M.P. once again offered medical support for the annual Pasadena Triathlon. The event, produced by Generic Events, is one that draws thousands to the Rose Bowl for a bike, run and swim competition. C.E.M.P. has had a very long relationship with Generic Events and is proud to call them a senior supporter to our team.
Boney Mountain Trail Race
JANUARY, 2020 – The Boney Mountain Trail Race is an annual event that C.E.M.P. provides primary medical support for. It takes place in the beautiful mountains of Ventura County and splits the participants into two trails – a 10 mile and 25 mile course. This year was relatively quiet, as good weather and solid ground helped to keep the runners safe.
Assisting in Evidence Search
DECEMBER, 2019 – LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division requested C.E.M.P. to assist in an evidence and possible human remains search near Tampa Avenue in Los Angeles. The team was briefed by the LAPD, K9 Handler Lori Wells and Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Robyn Parks (also a C.E.M.P. member) before the search (pictured above), then members were tasked with looking for either evidence of a crime or possible human remains that may have been left there months before.
Granada Holiday Parade
DECEMBER, 2019 – One of the largest in Los Angeles, the Granada Hills Holiday Parade stretches for two miles and includes up to 200 participating organizations. C.E.M.P. has been providing full operations and staffing to assist LAPD in road closures, traffic, medical and logistics for over 30 years.