Los Angeles Police Emerald Society
Pipes and Drums


Welcome to the official website of the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society (LAPES) Pipes and Drums. The LAPES Pipes and Drums is an independent Emerald Society chapter and a member of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies.

The Band consists of members who are active, former, or retired law enforcement officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the Southern California area. Individuals with no prior law enforcement background are also a vital part of the Band; the only condition is that they have a sincere desire to support the law enforcement community. The Band is a non-profit organization and all Band members volunteer their time. The Band does not accept any payment for its services. However, we will accept donations. These donations are solely used for the operational costs for the Band. The Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums is a tax exempt public charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, Tax Identification Number 27-3941723. Any contributions are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. We are the only Police Emerald Society Pipe Band on the west coast of the United States.

The Band respectfully plays at services, memorials, and tributes for police officers, firefighters, and military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We support law enforcement, firefighters, and the military by playing at any event that will serve the respective agency or organization. Prior events at which we have played include dedications to new facilities, retirements, banquets, picnics, graduation ceremonies, valor award ceremonies, welcome home celebrations for military personnel, and funerals for retired or former law enforcement, firefighters, or military. We also support and serve the community by playing at fairs, parades, school events, and Highland Games.