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News Release

Friday, April 27, 2007

Media Relations

LAPD Promotional Ceremony

What:
LAPD Promotional

When:
Monday, April 30, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Where:
Los Angeles Police Academy
1880 North Academy Drive, Elysian Park
Los Angeles, California 90012
Media Parking available on the entrance road just before the guard shack.

Who & Why:
The Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief of Police William Bratton, and President of the Police Commission, John Mack will announce the following promotions of LAPD Command Staff:

•Captain Bill Fierro, currently Commanding Officer at Hollenbeck Area, has been promoted to Commander. He will become Executive Officer of the Office of Support Services (OSS).

•Captain Jerry Szymanski, currently Commanding Officer of Narcotics Division, has been promoted to Commander. He will become Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations Valley Bureau (OVB).

•Captain Joan McNamara, currently Commanding Officer of Harbor Area, has been promoted to Commander. She will become Assistant Commanding Officer at Counter Terrorism Bureau.

In addition, the following Lieutenants have been promoted to the rank of Captain:
•Captain I Thomas Brascia
•Captain I Justin Eisenberg
•Captain I Beatrice Girmala
•Captain I Lenny Hundshamer
•Captain I Dave Lindsey
•Captain I Evengelyn Nathan
•Captain I Rigoberto Romero
•Captain I Steve Ruiz
•Captain I William Scott

Questions may be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.