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Lillian L. Carranza, Captain III

Lillian L. Carranza

Captain III
Van Nuys Division

email Captain Lillian L. Carranza
was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a twenty-six 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

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

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

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. Captain Carranza is currently the Commanding
Officer at Van Nuys Area.

She is proud to lead the fine men and women of the Van Nuys Area 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.

Her 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).