LAPD Command Staff

Blake Chow

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Deputy 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, Deputy 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. The 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 Division.

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, 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 is responsible for Traffic Group, which provides leadership to the four LAPD Traffic Divisions.

Chow has a Bachelors Degree in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as well as a Masters in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton.