Below you’ll find the release that announces the latest round of musical chairs going on at the LAPD, as Chief Charlie Beck continues with his reorganization.
Other than the very depressing site of seeing Sharon Papa’s name being snatched away from the role of Assistant Chief to the position of Assistant Commander in the Valley Bureau (likely meaning around a $60 K pay cut), there are no monster surprises.
Since this is all being closely watched, (by those of us who watch such things, anyway) certainly as time goes along there will be more opinions surfacing—both praise and otherwise.
Right now, however, most on the list are getting good reviews.
Here’s the official statement:
Chief Beck Names Three New Commanders and Continues Reorganization
Los Angeles: Today, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck announced that Captains Blake Chow, Bob Green and Mike Moriarty will each be promoted to the rank of Commander.
In addition to the new members of his leadership team, Chief Beck revealed the next phase in his effort to reorganize the Police Department for efficiency and effectiveness. The following changes, subject to budgetary review and approval, will be effective January 3, 2010.
Office of Operations
â€¢ Commander Dave Doan will become the Assistant to the Director, Office of Operations.
â€¢ Captain Blake Chow will be promoted to the rank of Commander and will become the Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations- Central Bureau.
â€¢ Captain Bob Green will be promoted to the rank of Commander and will become the Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations- South Bureau.
â€¢ Commander Andrew Smith will become the Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations- West Bureau.
â€¢ Commander Sharon Papa will become an Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations- Valley Bureau.
â€¢ Commander Jorge Villegas will remain an Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations- Valley Bureau.
More after the jump.