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Horace Frank, Assistant Chief

Horace Frank

Assistant Chief
Office of Special Operations

email Assistant Chief Horace E.
Frank
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 (CTSOB), 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. He was
subsequently reassigned to the LAPD's CTSOB where he served as the
Assistant Commanding Officer. Commander Frank was promoted to
Deputy Chief in March 2017 and where he served as the Commanding
Officer, CTSOB. In August 2019, he was promoted to Assistant Chief,
and assigned as the Director, Office Special Operations.



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 graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive
Education Program and the Senior Management Institute of Policing.
He attended the one-week Leadership for the 21st Century, Chaos,
Conflict and Courage training in January 2013. He is also a
graduate of the FBI's Five Eyes Leadership in



Counter-Terrorism four-week school (2016), the FBI's three-week
long National Executive Institute (2017) and the FVI's Law
Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (2018).



At the request of numerous local and national law enforcement
agencies, Assistant 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, Assistant 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, he 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. Assistant 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, Assistant
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 the President of Hytropy, the Senior Vice President of
Union Bank and the Senior Business Partner of Public Safety
Partnerships - Western U.S Region, TARGET. In 2014, Horace 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 Police. He has
conducted similar training in New Delhi, India, Hydrabad, India and
Nepal. In May 2017, Assistant Chief Frank was part of a ten-member
delegation of City of Los Angeles officials, chosen to participate
in a United States Department of State-sponsored Countering Violent
Extremism (CVE) Exchange Program. The delegation visited the United
Kingdom, France, Belgium and Denmark, where they met with
counterparts in each of their various fields to discuss best
practices in CVE.



Assistant 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.
Bratton and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
Executives (NOBLE). In 2017, Assistant Chief Horace Frank was one
of three law enforcement executives who was awarded the 2017 NOBLE
Law Enforcement Achievement Award.



A native of Guyana, South America, Horace 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 is married, with three children. He is an avid runner who
enjoys reading, listening to jazz and traveling.