Your LAPD by Bureau

West Bureau

Meet Your LAPD Bureau Deputy Chief and Commander

Blake Chow
Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Blake Chow was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department...

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Rafael Ramirez
Commander

Commander Rafael Ramirez was born and raised in the City of Los...

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About

West Bureau (WB) is comprised of a 124 square mile territory with a population of approximately 840,400 residents. The border of WB to the North is Forest Lawn Drive, to the East is Normandie Boulevard, to the South is El Segundo Boulevard, and to the West is the Pacific Ocean. The Bureau oversees operations in the following communities: Hollywood, Wilshire, Pacific and West Los Angeles, as well as the West Traffic Division, which includes the neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades, Westwood, Century City, Venice, Hancock Park, and the Miracle Mile. In the 1980s, West Bureau hosted the pilot program for the K9 Platoon.

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Goals

We are a team of leaders committed to inspiring, coaching, developing and supporting each other to create new and better ways to become an accessible and “easy to work with” Department. This is a commitment to our communities and our employees to be honest and open about what we do, or fail to do, based upon our commitment to challenge and improve our service. Service improvement includes our commitment to serve our employees.

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