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Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB)

100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB) is comprised of Major Crimes Division (ATD) and Emergency Services Division (ESD). Major Crimes Division is now comprised of Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Investigations, Intelligence Investigations, Surveillance, and Liaison Sections. Emergency Services Division (ESD) is comprised of Field and Community Support, Emergency Planning, Operations, and Hazardous Devices Sections. In short, Counter- Terrorism Bureau is responsible for planning, response and intelligence.

CTSOB mission: 
To Prevent terrorism by effectively sharing information aimed at disrupting terrorist's operational capability and addressing the underlying causes associated with the motivational component; to Protect the public and critical infrastructure by leveraging private sector resources and hardening targets; to Pursue terrorists and those criminal enterprises that support them; and, to Prepare the citizenry and the city government for consequences associated with terrorist operations against the city.

Deputy Chief Michael Downing is the Commanding Officer of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB), who reports directly to Assistant Chief Michel R. Moore, Office of Special Operations.

Major Crimes Division
  • Criminal Conspiracy Section
  • Intelligence Investigations Section
  • Liaison Section
  • Surveillance Section
Emergency Services Division
Metro Division
Air Support Division