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News Release

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Media Relations

Police Chief Bratton Announces Promotions

Los Angeles: Chief of Police William Bratton today announced the following transfers and promotions of LAPD Command Staff, effective November 11th.
  • Captain III Scott Kroeber, currently assigned to Metropolitan Division, has been promoted to Commander. He will become Assistant Commanding Officer of Special Operations Bureau.
  • Lieutenant II Lance Smith, currently assigned to Medical Liaison Section, has been promoted to Captain I. He will become Patrol Captain of Northeast Area.
  • Lieutenant II Phil Fontanetta, currently assigned to Emergency Operations Division, has been promoted to Captain I. He will become Patrol Captain of Southwest Area.
  • Lieutenant II Ivan Minsal, currently assigned to Foothill Area, has been promoted to Captain I. He will become Patrol Captain of Foothill Area.
  • Lieutenant II Dennis Kato, currently assigned to Incident Management and Training Bureau, has been promoted to Captain I. He will become Patrol Captain of 77th Street Area.
    • The following paygrade advancements were announced:
  • Captain II Jeffrey Greer, currently assigned to Metropolitan Division, has been promoted to Captain III. He will become Commanding Officer of Metropolitan Division.
  • Captain I Rob Hauck, currently assigned to Office of Operations, has been promoted to Captain II. He will become Assistant Commanding Officer of Metropolitan Division.
  • Captain I Steve Zipperman, currently assigned to Foothill Area, has been promoted to Captain III. He will become Commanding Officer of West Valley Area.
  • Captain II Bill Eaton, currently assigned to LAX, has been promoted to Captain III. He will become Commanding Officer of West Los Angeles Area.
    • The following reassignments were also announced:
  • Captain III John Sherman, currently assigned as Commanding Officer of West Valley Area, has been reassigned as Commanding Officer of the new 21st Northwest Community Police Station, scheduled to open October, 2008.
  • Captain III Matt Blake, currently assigned as Commanding Officer of West Los Angeles Area, will become the Commanding Officer of the new 20th police station tentatively name Olympic Area Community Police Station schedule to open November 2008.
  • Captain II Bill Sutton, currently assigned as Commanding Officer of South Traffic Division, has been reassigned as Commanding Officer of LAX.
  • Captain I Eric Davis, currently assigned as Patrol Captain of Northeast Area, has been reassigned as Special Assistant of Office of Operations.
  • Captain I Don Schwartzer, currently assigned as Patrol Captain of Southwest Area, has been reassigned as Commanding Officer of South Traffic Division.
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