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Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB)

100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB) is comprised of Counter-Terrorism Group and Special Operations Group.  Counter-Terrorism Group is comprised of Major Crimes Division and Emergency ServicesDivision.  Special Operations Group is comprised of Metropolitan Divison, Air Support Division, and Security Services Division.  Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau is responsible for planning, response and intelligence.


CTSOB mission:  
To Prevent terrorism by effectively sharing information aimed at disrupting terrorist's operational capability and addressing the underlying causes associated with the motivational component; to Protect the public and critical infrastructure by leveraging private sector resources and hardening targets; to Pursue terrorists and those criminal enterprises that support them; and, to Prepare the citizenry and the city government for consequences associated with terrorist operations against the city.

Deputy Chief Peter Zarcone is the Commanding Officer of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB), who reports directly to Assistant Chief Horace Frank, Office of Special Operations.

Major Crimes Division
  • Criminal Conspiracy Section
  • Intelligence Investigations Section
  • Liaison Section
  • Surveillance Section
Emergency Services Division
Metropolitan Division

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