Vintage LA Coppers
​​Honoring the History & Service of the Los Angeles Police Department
Vintage L.A. Coppers (aka VLAC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization of law enforcement professionals & supporters dedicated to preserving the history of the LAPD from the period of 1940 to 1973 with a focus upon the life of the “beat cop” in the 1940’s & 1950’s.  VLAC portrays the life and experiences of the men and women who served through the early “Professional” period (1940’s, 1950’s & 1960’s).  VLAC is affiliated with the LAPD as an educational group.  This portrayal does not support the policies of segregation or any anti-establishment sentiments of the time period: its sole purpose is to honor the spirit of the police officers who served honorably through an interesting period in our city’s history.
​​​Vintage LA Coppers is governed by elected board members. We strive to improve the professionalism and perception of Law Enforcement from a historical perspective. Regular members in uniform are all active, retired or reserve peace officers and carry loaded firearms (IAW Department policy) while performing their historical roles.