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News Release

Friday, July 25, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Hillmann

Los Angeles: This afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD’s) Deputy Chief Mike Hillmann announced his acceptance of a new position as Assistant Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD).

LAPD Chief William Bratton supports and congratulates Hillmann on his new job. “Deputy Chief Mike Hillmann is a great credit to the Los Angeles Police Department” said Bratton. “For more than 42 years, Chief Hillmann has served the people of Los Angeles with courage, conviction and distinction. Chief Hillmann is a renowned national and international expert on emergency and incident management, and the Department will greatly miss his expertise.”

Hillmann was on the verge of retirement from LAPD when the OCSD opportunity surfaced. “It’s good news for the professionals in emergency and incident management that Chief Hillmann will continue to lend his considerable talent to the field despite his new position with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department,” continued Bratton. “I spoke with Sandra Hutchens on Monday and fully support Chief Hillmann’s decision to accept a position as Assistant Sheriff. While he officially retired from the LAPD in June 2008, Chief Hillmann’s plan was to pension with the Department utilizing the BOUNCE program, and he had another 10 months left with us. However, this new position with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is a significant opportunity for Chief Hillmann. I am very happy for him and wish him all the best!”

For a full breakdown of Hillmann’s law enforcement career, his extensive resume is attached.