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Michel Moore, Assistant Chief

Michel Moore

Assistant Chief
Office of Special Operations

email Assistant Chief Michel R. Moore is a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. He was born the second of five children in Porterville, California.  He 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 1981.

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 working as a commanding officer 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 as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations-Valley Bureau and later worked as 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 Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau, in July 2005.  He was most recently promoted to Assistant Chief and assigned as Director, Office of Special Operations, in January 2010.

As the Director, Office of Special Operations, Assistant Chief Moore oversees Detective Bureau and Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, as well as Citywide Jail, Property and Security Services operations.  Office of Special Operations has approximately 2,500 sworn and civilian personnel providing specialized police services and support operations to the City of Los Angeles.

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; Senior Management Institute for Police, Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the West Point Leadership program.  Assistant Chief Moore has completed the Enhanced Incident Management Unified Command Course, Texas Engineering Extension Service and Advanced Terrorism Awareness training.  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.  He is a member of various professional organizations including the Police Executive Research Forum, the Los Angeles County Peace Officers Association, the Latin American Law Enforcement Association, the Los Angeles Women Peace Officers and Associates 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.