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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-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

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).