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News Release

Monday, November 23, 2009

Media Relations

Chief Beck Names Leadership Team and Unveils Initial Reorganization NR09557jr

Los Angeles:  Today Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck named his senior leadership team and unveiled his first steps in reorganizing the Police Department to increase efficiency and to improve effectiveness.

Effective January 3, 2010, subject to budgetary review and approval, the Los Angeles Police Department will consist of the Office of Operations, the Office of Support Services, and the Office of Administrative Services, each under the direction of an Assistant Chief.  In addition to the three Assistant Chiefs, three other Senior Staff Officers will report directly to the Chief of Police.

Office of Operations
Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger will remain the Director of the Office of Operations, which will consist of the four geographic bureaus.

Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, will remain the Commanding Officer, Operations - Central Bureau

Commander Pat Gannon will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and will assume command of Operations - South Bureau

Commander Debbie McCarthy will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and will assume command of Operations - West Bureau

Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese, will assume command of Operations - Valley Bureau

Office of Special Services
Deputy Chief Michel Moore will be upgraded to Assistant Chief and will become the Director of the Office of Special Services.

Deputy Chief Mike Downing will remain the Commanding Officer of Counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau.

Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell will become the Chief of Detectives.
    
Deputy Chief Rich Roupoli, will remain the Commanding Officer of Special Operations Bureau.
 
Office of Administrative Services
Deputy Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur will be upgraded to Assistant Chief and will become the Director of the Office of Administrative Services.

Deputy Chief Terry Hara will become the Commanding Officer of Personnel and Training Bureau.

Police Administrator III Rhonda Sims Lewis will become the Commanding Officer of Support Services Bureau.

Police Administrator III Maggie Goodrich will become the Commanding Officer of Information and Technology Bureau.

Chief Information Officer Tim Riley will become the Commanding Officer of Communications and Records Bureau.

Direct Reports
In addition to each of the three Office Directors, the following senior staff-level officer will report directly to the Chief of Police.  

Deputy Chief Mark Perez will remain the Commanding Officer of Professional Standards Bureau.

Police Administrator III Gerald Chaleff will become a Special Assistant to the Chief of Police.

Commander Rick Jacobs will become the Chief of Staff.

The specific entities and functional responsibilities for each command and biographical information for each commanding officer will be released to the media and at LAPDonline.org as it becomes available.   

Questions related to this News Release should be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

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