|Member of the California Senate |
from the 8th district
|Preceded by||Thad F. Brown|
|Succeeded by||Roger E. Murdock|
|Born||June 25, 1916|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died|| December 4, 2004 88) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Thomas Reddin (June 25, 1916 – December 4, 2004) was a Los Angeles Police Department chief from 1967 to 1969. He left May 6, 1969, to become a news commentator. He also owned a private security company in Los Angeles; Tom Reddin Security.
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Reddin helped modernize the department and introduced the community policing concept,which "perceives the community as an agent and partner in promoting security rather than as a passive audience." During his tenure, he allowed his department to give technical advice for the first three seasons of the revived version of the Jack Webb-created detective drama Dragnet (He even made an appearance at the end of the Season Two finale, "The Big Problem", in a plea for improved community relations between the department and the city) and during the first season (1968–1969) of the police drama Adam-12 .
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Thad F. Brown
| Chief of LAPD |
| Succeeded by|
Roger E. Murdock
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