Quality of Life
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA -- Officer Joe Seminara chats with Keith Trawick, left, and his dog, Sassy, in Lincoln Park on October 28, 2010, in Long Beach, Calif.
Long Beach Police Officer Joe Seminara is one of two cops that comprise a team dedicated to working with the city's sizable homeless population, helping people on the streets find shelter, and often permanent housing, and navigate all the small things most of take for granted, such as handling legal matters and getting city services when you don't have a permanent address or a credit history. The two have been working the beat, which they carved out for themselves, for more than a year.
Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram