The Jack Webb Awards honor individuals in the community who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to law enforcement. Attending and supporting the Awards Dinner Gala helps to sustain the nonprofit Los Angeles Police Museum in its mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history of the LAPD.


Host:  Christine Devine

Chief of Police Michel Moore, LAPD

Asst. Chief Beatrice Girmala, LAPD


The Los Angeles Police Museum Board of Directors developed the Jack Webb Awards to acknowledge recipients for their extraordinary, life-long commitments to the LAPD and their support of law enforcement. The museum is proud to announce our 2019 recipients of the award, Karla Ahmanson, Bill Ahmanson, Dr. Kenji Inaba and Steven Kasten. 2019 is the 25th anniversary of the Jack Webb Awards. The Jack Webb Awards annual gala dinner is a primary source of revenue for the nonprofit Los Angeles Police Museum organization and sustains the yearly operations of its programs and facility. The event is attended by over 300 leaders from the business, legal, political, entertainment and philanthropic communities who gather together to support the Los Angeles Police Museum’s work and to recognize the accomplishments of individuals whose efforts have resulted in significant improvements in policing, safer communities and enhanced community relations.



The Los Angeles Police Historical Society was founded in 1989. The museum, located in the old Northeast Police Station in Highland Park, opened its doors in 2002. Since then, thousands of global visitors and local residents have been welcomed. The museum creates unique and vivid experiences that broaden public awareness, perspective and knowledge of LAPD’s role in the development and expansion of the City of Los Angeles through its exhibits, publications, programs, and activities



The Los Angeles Police Museum invites you to participate in the 2019 Jack Webb Awards celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Jack Webb Awards deadline for being listed in the invitation as a member of our awards leadership is Friday, July 20, 2019. Two tickets at any level places you on the Benefit Committee, a table of $3,000 or $5,000 places you as a Sponsor, a table of $10,000 or more places you as a Major Donor. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.


Jack Webb and the Jack Webb Awards

No four notes in music are more iconic than the “Dum-de-dum-dum” from Dragnet’s theme song. And no phrase could beat that of Jack Webb’s staccato voice portraying Sergeant Joe Friday: “My name is Friday — I’m a cop.” Over the years, Jack Webb strove for total accuracy, both in his portrayal of a police officer and in the stories he produced. The impact on law enforcement was tremendous.

The Los Angeles Police Museum is proud to present the Jack Webb Awards in his honor and to salute his memory.

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