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Blake Chow, Deputy Chief

Blake Chow

Deputy Chief
Transit Services Bureau

email Deputy Chief Blake Chow was
appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1990 after having
served as a San Jose Police Reserve Officer. After graduating from
the Los Angeles Police Department academy, Deputy Chief Chow rose
through the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and
Captain after having worked a variety of assignments including
Patrol, Vice, Risk Management, Operations Bureau, among others.As a
Captain, Chow was assigned commands such as, Central Area,
Hollenbeck Area, Real Time Analysis and Critical Response Division
(RACR) and LAX Field Services Division.

In December 2009 Chow was promoted to Commander and assigned as the
Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau which has
command of Central Area, Rampart Area, Hollenbeck Area, Newton Area
and Northeast Area.In October 2010 Commander Chow was transferred
as the Assistant Commander Officer Counter-Terrorism and Special
Operations Bureau. The Bureau is responsible for the Counter
Terrorism programs, Major Crimes Division, Emergency Services
Division, Bomb Squad, Hazardous Materials, Metropolitan Division
(SWAT, K9, Mounted), Air Support Division and Emergency Operations
Division.In March 2019 after tours as the Assistant Commanding
Officer, Operations-West Bureau and Commanding Officer, Information
Technology Group, Chow was promoted to Deputy Chief, Commanding
Officer Transit Services Bureau. Transit Services Bureau provides
for security and safety on the Rail and Bus Lines within the City
of Los Angeles. Additionally he is responsible for Traffic Group,
which provides leadership to the four LAPD Traffic Divisions.Chow
has a Bachelors Degree in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as
well as a Masters in Public Administration from Cal State
Fullerton.