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Eileen Decker, Vice President

Eileen Decker

Vice President
Los Angeles Police Commission

Eileen M. Decker was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission
by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2018 and was elected to serve as Vice
President by her fellow Commissioners in October 2018. She is
currently a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law and a
Fulbright Specialist with the Department of State, Bureau of
Education and Cultural Affairs, a program that allows her to travel
overseas to lecture and consult on issues of importance to foreign
institutions and governments. She previously served as the United
States Attorney for the Central District of California, following
her appointment to that position by President Barack Obama and
unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate. From 2009 to
2015, Ms. Decker served as a Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for both
Mayors Villaraigosa and Garcetti, during which time she oversaw
public safety and homeland security issues. Prior to serving as
Deputy Mayor, Ms. Decker was an Assistant United States Attorney
for almost 15 years and was charged with investigating and
prosecuting a wide variety of cases. During her tenure as an
Assistant United States Attorney, she was the first Chief of the
National Security Section and held a number of other supervisory
positions within the office. Prior to becoming an Assistant United
States Attorney, Ms. Decker was in private practice for three years
at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. She
also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Gary L.
Taylor in the Central District of California. Ms. Decker received
her law degree from New York University School of Law, a master's
degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate
School, and was a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School.