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Michel Moore, First Assistant Chief

Michel Moore

First Assistant Chief
Office of Operations

email First Assistant Chief Michel R.
is a 35-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police
Department. He was born the second of five children in Porterville,
California, and grew up in various parts of the United States,
graduating high school in Conway, Arkansas. He returned to Southern
California in 1978 and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in

Assistant Chief Moore rose through the ranks of police officer,
detective, sergeant, and lieutenant working various patrol,
investigative, and administrative assignments throughout the City.
Assistant Chief Moore promoted to the rank of Captain in 1998 and
his assignments included assuming command at Rampart Area following
the arrest of Rafael Perez and during the 2000 Democratic National
Convention. Upon his promotion to Commander in 2002, his
assignments were at Operations-Valley Bureau and later the
Assistant to the Director, Office of Operations. In 2004, he was
promoted to Deputy Chief and assumed the command of Operations-West
Bureau, later transferring to Operations-Valley Bureau in 2005. In
2010, he promoted to Assistant Chief and was assigned as Director,
Office of Special Operations. In that position, Assistant Chief
Moore oversaw Detective Bureau and Counter-Terrorism and Special
Operations Bureau, as well as Citywide Jail, Property and Security
Services operations. In 2015, Assistant Chief Moore was assigned as
Director, Office of Administrative Services. In that position, he
oversaw the Department's fiscal, personnel, training and various
support operations including the Department's command center,
communications and records management. He was also the Chair of the
Department's Use of Force Review Board which evaluates all
Categorical Uses of Force, including deadly force and
hospitalizations. Most recently, Assistant Chief Moore became the
First Assistant Chief and was assigned as Director, Office of
Operations. In that position, he oversees the Department's
geographic bureaus and patrol divisions which provide uniformed and
investigative services within the City of Los Angeles. In addition,
Assistant Chief Moore directs the Department's COMPSTAT process,
including weekly command inspections.

Assistant Chief Moore attended the University of Redlands,
completing a Bachelors of Science in Business and Management in
1993 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1999. He is also a
graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum, the Senior
Management Institute for Police, the Supervisory Leadership
Institute, and the West Point Leadership program. Assistant Chief
Moore has completed advanced coursework in emergency management,
counter-terrorism, and process improvement. He has received
numerous commendations and awards for his police service including
the Department's Medal of Valor, the Police Medal, the Police Star,
and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Assistant Chief Moore is a Director for the Los Angeles Police
Federal Credit Union, Immediate Past President of the Los Angeles
County Peace Officers Association, First Vice President of the Los
Angeles Police Memorial Association and Council Member of the
Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special
Olympics. He is a member of various professional organizations
including the Police Executive Research Forum, the Latin American
Law Enforcement Association, the Los Angeles Women Peace Officers
and Associates Organization, and the International Association of
Chiefs of Police.

Assistant Chief Moore strives to promote a community policing style
of leadership that stresses intelligent, partnership-oriented
strategies involving community stakeholders, as well as various
members of the criminal justice system.