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Horace Frank, Deputy Chief

Horace Frank

Deputy Chief
Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau

email Deputy Chief Horace E.
began his career as a police officer in 1988. He
promoted to Sergeant in March 1993 and to the rank of Lieutenant in
February 1999. After promoting to Captain in April 2005, Captain
Frank was assigned to Southeast Patrol Division as the Commanding
Officer, where he led a very successful effort to bring the
community and the Division closer together in a successful
crime-reduction effort. In September 2006, he was upgraded to
Captain III and reassigned to Emergency Services Division,
Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, where he served as
the Commanding Officer. His duties included oversight of the Bomb
Squad, Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Unit, Bomb Detection Canine
Section and Archangel Section. In November of 2011, Horace was
reassigned to Central Area as the Area Commanding Officer where he
earned high accolades from his superiors, peers and community
leaders for his successful efforts in leading Central Area to
significant crime reduction while enhancing police/community
relations. In September 2013, he was promoted to the rank of
Commander and reassigned to Information Technology Bureau.
Currently, he serves as the Commanding Officer of the LAPD's
Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau.

Among his many assignments, Horace Frank was an academic instructor
at the Los Angeles Police Department's Academy, a staff writer at
Human Resources Bureau, an Associate Advocate at Internal Affairs
Group and an Employee Relations Investigation Advocate at Employee
Relations Section. Just prior to his promotion to Captain, he
served as Adjutant to the Chief of the former Counter-Terrorism and
Criminal Intelligence Bureau.

Horace has attended numerous national leadership schools, which
include the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy
in Quantico, Virginia, April 2002; the National Incident Management
School at Texas A&M University, August 2006; the two-week FBI
Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, October 2006; the
Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for
Policing at Boston College, June 2007; the Anti-Defamation League's
Advanced Terrorism School in Washington D.C, May 2007. In January
2011, the Command and Control Special Training at Israel's IMI
Academy for Advanced Security and Anti-Terror Training, where he
acquired insight into the incident command strategy employed by the
Israel Security Services and counter-terrorism commanders. Horace
Frank is a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive
Education Program. He attended the one-week Leadership for the 21st
Century, Chaos, Conflict and Courage training in January

At the request of numerous local and national law enforcement
agencies, Deputy Chief Frank has participated as a panelist and
made presentations on best practices in critical infrastructure
protection strategies. In October 2010, as a representative of
Archangel Section, Deputy Chief Frank was requested by the
Government of Alberta, Canada's Solicitor General and Public
Security Division to present the LAPD approach to critical
infrastructure protection. In November 2010, at the request of the
Australian Bomb Data Center, Deputy Chief Frank led a delegation of
LAPD personnel to Canberra, Australia, to share best practices on
IED Detection and Counter Measures Techniques. Additionally, in
April 2011, the Los Angeles Police Department, in partnership with
the internationally acclaimed Leadership in Counter-Terrorism
Forum, held the 2011 LAPD - LinCT International Counter-Terrorism
Conference. Deputy Chief Frank was selected as the moderator for a
key panel, Terrorism and the Changing Global Optic-Geopolitical
Trends and Emerging Hot Spots. In this capacity, he chaired a panel
of international experts in the field. In June 2013, Deputy Chief
Frank, at the request of the National Homeland Security Conference
Planning Committee and the Los Angeles City Mayor's Office of
Homeland Security, served as moderator at the 2013 National
Homeland Security Conference, which was held at the Westin
Bonaventure Hotel and Resorts, Los Angeles California. He moderated
a panel on Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships. Panel members
included Patrick hardy, President of Hytropy, Barry Gorelick Senior
Vice President of Union Bank and Florence Chung, Senior Business
Partner of Public Safety Partnerships - Western U.S Region, TARGET.
In 2014, Commander Frank was part of a three-member team hand
selected by the United States Department of State to travel to
Nairobi, Kenya. He was part of the instructor cadre for a two-week
Counter-Terrorism Enterprise Course. This training was given to the
top staff of the Anti-Terrorism Policing Unit, Kenyan National

Deputy Chief Frank is a member of several professional and
community-based organizations, which include the Law Enforcement
Executive Development Association, the FBI National Academy
Association, the Los Angeles County Police Officers' Association,
the Los Angeles Women Police Officers' Association, and the
International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he served as
the Secretary on the Organized Crime Committee under the
Chairmanship of Former Los Angeles Chief of Police William J.

A native of Guyana, South America, Horace Frank spent eight and a
half years in the United States Air Force. He holds a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Sociology from Chapman University and a Master's
Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.

Horace Frank is married, with three children. He is an avid runner
who enjoys reading, listening to jazz and traveling.