Mayor Garcetti names Michel Moore as next Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today selected Michel Moore as the next Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Moore, currently Chief Charlie Beck’s First Assistant Chief, is a widely-respected law enforcement leader who has played a key role in the historic reforms undertaken by the LAPD in recent years.

“Mike Moore is the right leader at the right time to accelerate our progress in bringing crime down, deepening trust between officers and our communities, and improving working conditions for our rank-and-file,” said Mayor Garcetti. “His experience, strong character, and commitment to the demands of 21st century policing will serve the people of our City well. His leadership will strengthen a Department that’s considered a north star for law enforcement worldwide.”

Moore, a more than 36-year LAPD veteran who currently serves as First Assistant Chief and directs the Office of Operations, would be the 57th Chief of the LAPD if confirmed by the City Council.

Prior to his current post, Moore served at nearly every level of the Department, rising through the ranks of police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, commander, and deputy chief. He has overseen operations and officers in the Rampart Area, the San Fernando Valley, and West Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, he has played a central role in matters ranging from counter-terrorism and the use of force to fiscal, personnel, training, and other management issues that are front and center in the Department’s work and success.

“I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to lead the extraordinary men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department — and to serve the people of this City as its next Chief of Police,” said Chief Moore. “Together, we will do our part to keep the momentum going in reducing crime, enhancing public safety, building the confidence of our communities in this Department, and living up to our values of compassion, understanding, and trust.”

The Mayor’s nomination is subject to City Council confirmation.