I have an acquaintance who is a Sergeant out of Pacific...at least last time we chatted he was running a small unit that went after warrant arrests there. Years ago went to visit family and did a ride-along when he was a road sergeant in Southwest, I think it was. At the time I think he was 17-L-40. At the time LAPD had partly gone to digital radios and my then-dept. was considering it so he brought me into the dispatch center at City Hall Annex to listen in on a division using them. They were still figuring out the bugs to make it work, but the road guys had been thrown into the deep end regardless. Also took She Who Must Be Obeyed to meet him for lunch at the Academy in Chavez Ravine, really nice place.