Assistant Chief Blake Chow was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1990 after having served as a San Jose Police Reserve Officer. After graduating from the Los Angeles Police Department Academy, Assistant Chief Chow rose through the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain after having worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Vice, Risk Management, Operations Bureau, among others. As a Captain, Chow was assigned commands such as, Central Area, Hollenbeck Area, Real Time Analysis and Critical Response Division (RACR) and LAX Field Services Division.
In December 2009, Chow was promoted to Commander and assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau which has command of Central Area, Rampart Area, Hollenbeck Area, Newton Area, and Northeast Area. In October 2010, Commander Chow was transferred as the Assistant Commander Officer Counter-Terrorism and Special
Operations Bureau. This Bureau is responsible for the Counter Terrorism programs, Major Crimes Division, Emergency Services Division, Bomb Squad, Hazardous Materials, Metropolitan Division (SWAT, K9, Mounted), Air Support Division and Emergency Operations
In March 2019, after tours as the Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-West Bureau and Commanding Officer, Information Technology Group, Chow was promoted to Deputy Chief, as the Commanding Officer, Transit Services Bureau. Transit Services Bureau provides
for security and safety on the Rail and Bus Lines within the City of Los Angeles. Additionally, he was responsible for Traffic Group, which provides leadership to the four LAPD Traffic Divisions.
In 2021, Chow was assigned to Operations-West Bureau, which has command over five Community Police Stations – Hollywood, Pacific, West Los Angeles, Wilshire, and Olympic Areas. In addition, oversees the LAX Field Services Division.
In October 2023, he was promoted to rank of Assistant Chief, Director, Office of Special Operations. In this capacity he is responsible for Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Transit Bureau, Detective Bureau and the 2028 Olympics Planning Group.
Assistant Chief Chow is LAPD’s Liaison for Asian American & Pacific Islander, Jewish Liaison, and the Special Olympics Southern California and Law Enforcement Torch Run. Chow has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton.