Roberta Weintraub,
Founder & Executive Director
Los Angeles Police Academy Magnet Schools

As a dedicated Los Angeles Unified School District Board member from 1979-1993 (Board President Œ ‘79-‘81, ‘88-ˆ89), Mrs. Weintraub was acutely aware of the need for home grown Police Officers in our city.

In 1995, she enlisted the support of the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Superintendent of LAUSD and the Police Chief of the LAPD, to establish an unprecedented partnership to create the now highly successful Police Academy Magnet Schools.

By concentrating on thematic academics, discipline, community service, physical fitness, moral and ethical studies, these Police Academy Cadets would return (after further education) to help their communities as members of law enforcement.

Mrs. Weintraub’s determination made it happen. The result is a six-campus program with over 1,400 cadets, a 98% college-bound graduation rate and best of all, former cadets who are now members of L.A.P.D.

Mrs. Weintraub has been a member of: the City of Los Angeles Library Commission, the State Bar Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Private Industry Council and Workforce L.A. She is the founder of Students Run L.A., founder and Executive Director of High-Tech High-LA and Co-Executive Director of the LA COPS after school program. She was also the writer, producer and host of the Emmy Award Winning “School Beat” educational talk Show.

Mrs. Weintraub has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and has done graduate studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University