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Dodgers hire former LA police chief William J. Bratton

April 6, 2011 by  
Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 the LA Dodgers announced that they hired Kroll Chairman and former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton to assess policies and procedures related to security and fan services at Dodger Stadium, and to work with the Dodger organization to develop a best practices security blueprint that extends to both the stadium and the parking lots.
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“Bill Bratton is widely credited with spearheading modern community policing in America,” said Los Angeles Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt. “There is no one better to lead a top-to-bottom review of our current practices and make recommendations to be implemented now and into the future.”


Bratton and his team at Kroll will begin consulting immediately.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to return to Los Angeles to consult with the Dodger organization on the security posture at Dodger Stadium,” said Bratton. “We will take a full and comprehensive look at security procedures and processes, and make recommendations based on our findings.”

Mr. Bratton possesses extensive expertise in U.S. law enforcement that includes achieving major reductions in violent crimes when he led the New York City Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Dodgers enjoy a longtime working partnership with the LAPD, and see Bratton and Kroll’s role helping with internal procedures at the Dodgers.


“We are committed to ensuring that Dodger Stadium remains a family-friendly environment for all baseball fans,” said McCourt.
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Charles L. Beck is the new 55th LAPD Chief

November 3, 2009 by  
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lapdbeckToday Tuesday, November 03, 2009 LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the selection of Deputy Chief Charles L. Beck is the new 55th LAPD Chief. He takes over former LAPD Chief William J. Bratton who resigned as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in August 5, 2009.

“Beginning his career with the LAPD 32 years ago, Chief Charlie Beck has earned the reputation as a progressive police reformer,” Said Mayor Villaraigosa in a press release by his Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles.

He concluded “He is a man of character and integrity, a police officer who is tough on crime, and he is a leader with a deep respect and understanding of the police officers under his command and the communities they are sworn to protect and serve. Chief Charlie Beck is the right man to lead the Los Angeles Police Department.”

Here is the new LAPD Chief biography:
Deputy Chief Charles L. Beck was born in Long Beach, California in 1953. He was educated locally and attended California State University at Long Beach. His father was a Los Angeles Police officer who retired in 1980 at the rank of Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Beck was appointed to the Department in March 1977 after serving two years in the Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps. He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1984, to Lieutenant in April 1993, to Captain in July 1999, Commander in April 2005, and to Deputy Chief in August 2006. As an officer, his patrol assignments have included Rampart, Southeast, Pacific and Hollywood Areas. As a sergeant, his assignments were Harbor and Southwest patrol, South Bureau C.R.A.S.H. and Internal Affairs Division.
Upon being promoted to captain, he was originally assigned as the Commanding Officer of Southeast Operations Support Division where he spent approximately two years before being transferred to Juvenile Division. As a Commander, he was the Assistant to the Director, Office of Operations.
Upon being promoted to Deputy Chief, he assumed command of Operations – South Bureau.
Commander Beck is the current president of the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Relief Association and competes regularly in local motocross events. He is a current Police and Fire Motocross national champion and has won dozens of medals in state, national and international competitions.

 

Photo and Biography courtesy of the Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA.

Editor Note: Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Editor of Diversity News, Diversity News Los Angeles, Diversity News Hollywood and Diversity News Online published by Diversity News Publications want to congratulate and wish LAPD Chief Charles L. Beck good luck with his LIFE AND CAREER.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to select soon New LA Police Chief

October 28, 2009 by  
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losangelesOn October 27, 2009 LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  formally accepted the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners’ recommendations for the next Chief of Police. The Police Commission’s top three candidates are-in alphabetical order- Deputy Chief Charles Beck, First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell and Deputy Chief Michel Moore.

“Choosing the next Chief of Police is the single most important decision I will make for the remainder of my term as Mayor,” said Mayor Villaraigosa.

“This process will be comprehensive and thorough-I will move expeditiously – but will take all the time I need to make the very best decision for the people of Los Angeles.”

At a City Hall press conference with the Police Commission, the Mayor said he will thoroughly evaluate the candidates—not just on experience—but on their character, integrity, and fortitude. The Mayor also stated that he would discuss with the candidates their views on community partnerships, their plans for supporting reforms that have transformed the department, as well as their commitment to the City’s new approach to keep kids out of gangs and to address the root causes of crime.

In preparation for the deliberation of the Police Commission’s recommendations, the Mayor has called upon a distinguished group of experts to provide him with perspectives about the most important leadership attributes the next chief must posses.

The Mayor’s Advisory Group includes the Honorable Lourdes Baird, Stewart Kwoh, Ron Olson, Connie Rice and Warren Christopher, who will serve as its chairman.

In addition to bringing together a highly qualified Advisory Group, Mayor Villaraigosa will seek the counsel of a broad cross section of Angelenos that will include community, religious and law enforcement leaders.

Candidates Brief Biography:
Deputy Chief Charles L. Beck was born in Long Beach, California in 1953. He was educated locally and attended California State University at Long Beach. His father was a Los Angeles Police officer who retired in 1980 at the rank of Deputy Chief.
First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell has been a member of the Los Angeles Police Department since 1981. He is currently the second in command of the Los Angeles Police Department and serves as the Chief of Staff. As the Chief of Staff, Chief McDonnell handles a myriad of fiscal and political issues involving the Police Department as directed by the Chief of Police.

Deputy Chief Michel R. Moore is a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, currently assigned as the Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau. He was born the second of five children in Porterville, California. He grew up in various parts of the United States, graduating high school in Conway, Arkansas. He returned to Southern California and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in October 1981.

In August 2009 Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton resigned as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Editor Note: Who do you think the Mayor will select to handle this big city safety? Please leave clean comments.

Photo By Esteban Escobar, Diversity News. (C) 2009 By Diversity News Publications.  All Rights Are Reserved.

Source: Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA