Los Angeles Police Department South Bureau Deputy Chief Bill Scott is headed north up the 5 Freeway taking on a new role as the Chief of Police for the City of San Francisco. Scott is a 27-year veteran of the LAPD and is a graduate of the Senior Management institute of Policing. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama. Scott has been a valued member of the Department’s command staff and has played an integral role in building bridges and strengthening relationships in Los Angeles’ South Bureau. In recent years he is credited with increasing public trust and enhancing the bond between the public and the police. He also helped to mobilize our Community Safety Operations Center (CSOC) earlier this year when South Bureau experienced double digit spikes in violent crime.
“The Bay Area’s gain is LA’s loss” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said this morning. “Bill’s tactical skills, intelligence, and kindness embody the spirit of our department. We credit his leadership in the successes we had stemming the surge of violent crime in the South Bureau.” Chief Scott joins the long list of LAPD veterans who are leading law enforcement agencies across the country including, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton (New York City), Sheriff James “Jim” McDonnell (Los Angeles County Sheriffs), Chief James Craig (Detroit), Chief Sharon Papa (Hermosa Beach), Chief Andrew Smith (Greenbay), and Chief Arthur J. Miller (South Pasadena). That is just a partial list of the individuals who have been LAPD officers and are now some of the most important names in law enforcement. Chief Scott is expected to join SFPD in early 2017. We wish him great success.