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News Release

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Media Relations

California State University at Pomona Selects LAPD Veteran as Chief of Police

"California State University at Pomona Selects LAPD Veteran as Chief of Police"


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is proud to announce the promotion of one of it’s own, Captain Randal Quan. On Friday, July 15, 2002, Captain Quan was selected to assume the reigns as the next Chief of Police of the California State University at Pomona. Captain Quan’s most recent assignment within the Los Angeles Police Department was Commanding Officer of Jail Division. He is the first Chinese American to attain the rank of Captain in the history of the LAPD.

Captain Quan initially joined the Los Angeles Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer in 1975, and entered the Police Academy as a recruit officer in 1976. One of Captain Quan’s personal achievements was graduating from the police academy as the number one recruit officer in his academy class. Additionally, his dedication and commitment earned him a Juris Doctor from Southwest University of Law and he is a member of the California State Bar.

Captain Quan joins an impressive list of former LAPD personnel who have left the Department in the past five years to become Chiefs of Police in other communities.

Los Angeles Police Chief, Martin Pomeroy, stated, "the selection of Captain Quan is indicative of the LAPD’s high standard of professionalism and commitment to serve."

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.