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Lillian L. Carranza, Captain III

Lillian L. Carranza

Captain III
Van Nuys Division

email Captain Lillian L. Carranza
was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a twenty-seven year
veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. She completed her
postgraduate education in the Executive Master of Leadership Degree
program at the University of Southern California (USC). She
received her Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and
Management certificates from the California Police Officer's
Standards, and Training (POST). She has worked as a patrol
sergeant and investigative supervisor.

Captain Carranza is a graduate of the Delinquency Control Institute
(DCI) at USC, West Point Leadership Program, and the Sherman Block
Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI). She is also a graduate of
the Institute of Criminal Investigation with specialties in
Homicide, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Investigations. She
attended Boston University and completed the Senior Management
Institute of Police Training Program. The program is designed to
prepare today's executives for the challenges faced in a profession
changing more rapidly than ever before.

Captain Carranza has worked all investigative tables, a number of
specialized units such as Robbery Homicide, Homicide Special
Section, Abused Child Unit, Narcotics, Traffic, supervised Senior
Lead Officers, Special Problems Unit, Records, and the Crime
Analysis Unit. She was a member of the Department's COMPSTAT Plus
Inspection Team. She has served as the press information officer
and was one of the investigative members of a number of high
profile cases such as the Ennis Cosby murder investigation and the
North Hollywood Bank Shooting. She has also worked Internal
Affairs Division both as an investigator and an Assistant
Advocate.

In 2006, she was selected to collaborate in bringing to fruition
one of Chief William Bratton's visions, the Real-Time Analysis and
Critical Response Division (RACR), making it the LAPD's first
fusion center and the Department's first 24-7 Department Operations
Center (DOC).

In 2006, she promoted to Lieutenant I and worked as a Wilshire Area
Patrol Watch Commander. In 2007, she promoted to Lieutenant II as
the Wilshire Detective Division Commanding Officer. She also served
as a member of the Olympic Area Transition Team responsible for the
creation of Olympic Division, the 20th Division of the Los Angeles
Police Department.

On July 15, 2012, she was promoted to the rank of Captain and has
been assigned as the Wilshire and 77th Patrol Divisions'
Commanding Officer. Captain Carranza is currently the Van Nuys
Area Commanding Officer.

She is proud to lead the fine men and women of the Van Nuys Area as
they work in partnership with the community to reduce crime and
enhance the overall quality of life for those residing, working,
and visiting the Area.

Her tenacious approach to problem-solving and unfaltering resolve
for perfection has made her a standout amongst standouts within the
Los Angeles Police Department. She has been the recipient of over
one hundred fifty commendations and has been awarded the
Meritorious Unit Citation. She is a member of several professional
and community based organizations including the International
Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Oscar Joel Bryant
Association (OJB), the Latin American Law Enforcement Association
(La Ley), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the Los
Angeles Women Police Officer's Association (LAWPOA), and the
International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA).



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