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Lillian L. Carranza, Captain I

Lillian L. Carranza

Captain I
77th Street Division

email Captain Lillian L. Carranza was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She is a twenty-four year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department.   She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute & University.  She is completing her postgraduate education in the Executive Master of Leadership Degree program at the University of Southern California (USC).   Lillian received her Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and Management certificates from the California Police Officer’s Standards and Training (POST).  

She is a graduate of the Delinquency Control Institute, (DCI) at USC, West Point Leadership Program and the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI).  She is also a graduate of the Institute of Criminal Investigation with specialties in homicide, sexual assault and child abuse investigations.  She has worked as a patrol sergeant and investigative supervisor. 

Captain Carranza has worked all investigative tables, a number of specialized units such as Robbery Homicide-Homicide Specials Section, Abused Child Unit, Narcotics, Traffic, supervised Senior Lead Officers, Special Problems Unit, Records and the Crime Analysis Unit.  She was a member of the Department’s COMPSTAT Plus Inspection Team.  She has served as the press information officer and was one of the investigative members of a number of high profile cases such as the Ennis Cosby murder investigation and the North Hollywood Bank Shooting.  She has also worked Internal Affairs Division both as an investigator and an Assistant Advocate. 

In 2006, she was selected to collaborate in bringing to fruition one of Chief William Bratton’s visions, the Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division (RACR) making it the LAPD’s first fusion center and the Department’s first 24-7 Department Operations Center (DOC).

In 2006, she promoted to Lieutenant I and worked as a Wilshire Area Patrol Watch Commander.  In 2007, she promoted to Lieutenant II as the Wilshire Detective Division Commanding Officer.  She also served as a member of the Olympic Area Transition Team responsible for the creation of Olympic Division, the 20th Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.   In 2011, Lieutenant Carranza was selected as the Newton Area Detective Division Commanding Officer.

On July 15, 2012, she was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as the Wilshire Patrol Commanding Officer.  On September 8, 2013, Captain Carranza was assigned as the 77th Street Patrol Commanding Officer. She is proud to lead the fine men and women of the 77th Street Patrol Division as they work in partnership with the community to reduce crime and enhance the overall quality of life for those residing, working and visiting the Area. 

Lillian’s tenacious approach to problem-solving and unfaltering resolve for perfection has made her a standout amongst standouts within the Los Angeles Police Department.  She has been the recipient of over one hundred fifty commendations and has been awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation.  She is a member of several professional and community based organizations including, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Oscar Joel Bryant Association (OJB), the Latin American Law Enforcement Association (La Ley), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the Los Angeles Women Police Officer’s Association (LAWPOA) and the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA).