The Los Angeles Police Relief Association, Inc. (LAPRA) was originally organized October 17, 1919 and was incorporated on January 26, 1939 to provide benefits and support for members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The purpose of LAPRA is to obtain and provide group medical, dental, life and off-duty disability insurance plans for its members; to aid and support its members in times of emergency and distress, in sickness, accident and death; to promote and improve the physical wellness, social well-being and welfare of its members and to provide relief to members and families.
LAPRA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with 11 active and retired members serving as Directors. The Board of Directors elects the corporate officers, a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Day-to-day operations are supervised by an Executive Director located on the premises who reports directly to the Board of Directors. There are 15 LAPRA employees all based at the Los Angeles address.