Martin H. Pomeroy was interim Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department between May 7, 2002 and October 26, 2002.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially known as the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the municipal police department of Los Angeles, California. With 9,974 police officers and 3,000 civilian staff, it is the third-largest municipal police department in the United States, after the New York City Police Department and the Chicago Police Department.
A chief of police is the title given to an appointed official or an elected one in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America. A chief of police may also be known as a police chief or sometimes just a chief, while some countries favour other titles such as commissioner or chief constable. A police chief is appointed by and answerable to a national or local government, with the main exception being elected sheriffs in the United States.
Daryl Gates was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1978 to 1992. His length of tenure in this position was second only to that of William H. Parker. As Chief of the LAPD, he took a hardline, aggressive, paramilitary approach to law enforcement that some consider to have disproportionately affected black and Latino Angelenos far more often than their white counterparts. Gates is co-credited with the creation of SWAT teams with LAPD's John Nelson, who others claim was the originator of SWAT in 1965. Gates also co-founded D.A.R.E.
Bernard C. Parks is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in South Los Angeles.
The Rampart scandal involved widespread police corruption in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang unit of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division in the late 1990s. More than 70 police officers either assigned to or associated with the Rampart CRASH unit were implicated in various forms of misconduct, including unprovoked shootings, unprovoked beatings, planting of false evidence, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury, and the covering up of evidence of these activities. The scandal constituted one of the most widespread cases of documented police corruption in U.S. history.
William Joseph Bratton CBE is an American law enforcement officer and businessman who served two terms as the New York City Police Commissioner. He previously served as the Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD) (1993–1994) and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) (2002–2009). He is the only person to have led the police departments of the United States' two largest cities – New York and Los Angeles.
William Henry Parker III was an American law enforcement officer who was Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1950 to 1966. To date, he is the longest-serving LAPD police chief. Parker has been called "Los Angeles' greatest and most controversial chief of police". The former headquarters of the LAPD, the Parker Center, was named after him.
Willie L. Williams was the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1992 to 1997, taking over after chief Daryl Gates' resignation following the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Williams was the first African-American Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department and the first African-American Chief of the LAPD. During his term as Chief of the LAPD, he tried to create a positive image of the department and close the rift created between the police and black neighborhoods by the violent arrest of Rodney King in 1991.
Skid Row is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles. The area is officially known as Central City East.
Thomas Jefferson Cuddy, known as T.J. Cuddy, nicknamed Tom, was a 19th-century police chief in Los Angeles, California, until bribery forced resignation, and member of the Los Angeles Common Council, the city's governing body. He served a six-month jail term for contempt of court.
The Los Angeles Police Department was formed in 1869, and has since become the third-largest law enforcement agency in the United States. They have been involved in various events in history, such as the Black Dahlia murder case, and the Rampart scandal.
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division is the largest police agency in the United States dedicated exclusively to 24-hour airport activities. It is the fourth largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County, with more than 1,100 law enforcement, security and staff. It also has the largest civilian airport security force in the nation. LAXPD is a division of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the city department that owns and operates two airports in Southern California: Los Angeles International and Van Nuys. Although currently working very closely with the Los Angeles Police Department, LAXPD is a separate entity, primarily due to the airport police having specialized training and funding resources.
Crime in Los Angeles has varied throughout time, reaching peaks between the 1970s and 1990s. Since the early 1990s, crime has declined significantly in Los Angeles as well as elsewhere in the United States.
John M. Glass (1843–1925) was a mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Chief of Police of Los Angeles, California.
The Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department is the head of the LAPD.
George Gascón is an American attorney and former police officer who is the district attorney of Los Angeles County. Gascón previously served as the district attorney of San Francisco from 2011 to 2019, as an assistant chief of police for the LAPD, and Chief of Police in Mesa, Arizona and San Francisco.
James Thurman Butts Jr. is an American politician, currently serving as the mayor of Inglewood, California. He rose through the ranks of law enforcement in Inglewood during the 1970s and 1980s, eventually becoming a Deputy Chief. He then worked as the Chief of Police in Santa Monica, California from 1991 to 2006. Butts then took a public safety position with Los Angeles World Airports in 2006. He was elected mayor of Inglewood in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 with an 84% vote. He led efforts to renovate and reopen The Forum and develop a plan for SoFi Stadium in Hollywood Park.
The government of Los Angeles operates as a charter city under the charter of the City of Los Angeles. The elected government is composed of the Los Angeles City Council with 15 city council districts and the mayor of Los Angeles, which operate under a mayor–council government, as well as several other elective offices. The current mayor is Eric Garcetti, the current city attorney is Mike Feuer and the current city controller is Ron Galperin.
The Sierra Madre Police Department is the police department serving Sierra Madre, California. The headquarters of the Sierra Madre Police Department is located at 242 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, and adjacent to Sierra Madre City Hall. The department employs 17 sworn officers, 4 non-sworn dispatchers and 1 non-sworn community service officers. The Police Chief is Chief Rodrick Armalin who was appointed in the year 2020.
Michel Rey Moore is an American police officer and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) since 2018.