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Earl Paysinger, Assistant Chief

Earl Paysinger

Assistant Chief
Office of Special Operations

email Assistant Chief Earl
presently serves as the Director, Office of
Operations for the Los Angeles Police Department. He oversees the
daily activities of over 7,000 sworn members of the Department who
are assigned to patrol, detective, traffic and specialized
enforcement functions. Assistant Chief Paysinger was appointed to
this current post in 2006 from his previous assignment as the
executive officer in charge of Operations - South Bureau.
Assistant Chief Paysinger has served in his current assignment for
both Chief Bratton and Chief Beck. He has also been the leader of
Department Operations during a period of unprecedented success in
reducing crime, while at the same time creating enduring
partnerships with the diverse communities throughout the City of
Los Angeles.

In addition to his crime prevention campaign, Assistant Chief
Paysinger has established as one of his "signature" goals for the
Office of Operations the philosophy of advancing community
enhancement and youth development. His uncompromising advocacy of
guiding community youth towards more prosperous lives is the most
significant of his crusades. He is the author of the Department's
"Youth First" campaign, which provides mentorship, resources and
opportunities to the over 10,000 youth who are currently enrolled
in Department sponsored programs.

Among his many other accomplishments during his term, he was also
responsible for dramatically enhancing the twenty-one Area
Community Relations offices, thus providing LAPD leadership teams
with a superior means to network with and positively engage the
community. Further, he pioneered the successful "Project
Elementoring" initiative that provided newly appointed police
officers the opportunity to adopt a local elementary school so that
they could counsel, coach and encourage young students in an
informal and compassionate way.

Assistant Chief Paysinger was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree
in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach
where he has also completed the bulk of his graduate studies. He
is currently a special law enforcement consultant for the Josephson
Institute of Ethics and has been an active member of a number of
civic and professional organizations that include the Police
Executive Research Forum, Oscar Joel Bryant Association, Command
Officer's Association, Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of
Southern California, Los Angeles Urban League and Board of
Directors, Los Angeles Police Historical Society.

He has been the recipient of numerous service and leadership awards
during his thirty-five years with the Department.