Los Angeles: In keeping with his philosophy to better utilize the talents and experience of Los Angeles Police Department Command Staff and to mentor and develop staff to fill multiple roles, LAPD Chief William J. Bratton announced several promotions and transfers. The movement within the Department will also better prepare it for the future as key Command Staff members with specific Department expertise retire.
"Over the next several years the Department will be losing a great number of personnel who have become experts in their particular assignments," said Bratton. "It is important that we begin the process of transitioning sworn Command Staff early on so that those Department experts can pass on their knowledge and experience."
Deputy Chief Michael Hillman, Commanding Officer, Special Operations Bureau, will become the new Commanding Officer, Operations-West Bureau.
Deputy Chief Richard Roupoli, Commanding Officer, Operations-West Bureau will take over as Commanding Officer, Special Operations Bureau.
Mission Area Commanding Officer, Captain III Michael Moriarty will become the new Commanding Officer, Adminstrative Investigation Division, Internal Affairs Group.
Promoting from Captain I to Captain III is Jorge Villegas. Currently the Patrol Captain, West Los Angeles Area, he will become the new Mission Area Commanding Officer.
Lieutenant II Kevin McClure, Adjutant to the Commanding Officer, Consent Decree Bureau, has been promoted to Captain I, and will be assigned as the Patrol Captain, West Los Angeles Area.
Moving from his position as Commanding Officer, Administrative Investigation Division, Internal Affairs Group is Captain III John Egan, who becomes the new Rampart Area Commanding Officer.
Captain III Debra McCarthy has been promoted to Commander and leaves her current assignment as Commanding Officer, Rampart Area to become the Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau
Commander Mike Downing, former Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau, is now the Assistant Commanding Officer, Counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau.
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