Michel Moore will serve a second term as LAPD Chief after the Police Commission’s unanimous vote to reappoint him.
Moore’s second five-year term, which he has hinted at not completing to give way to a new chief before the Olympics in Los Angeles, will officially start June 27.
“Chief Moore is an exceptional leader,”Commission President William J. Briggs said in a statement after the vote. “Chief Moore remaining in place will provide a much-needed continuity for the department. He has the ability to not only lead the department, but to institute cutting edge reforms and work with deep relationships he has built within the community, city and county leaders to the benefit of the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles.”
After the vote, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said she supported the decision to reappoint Moore in a letter to the commission. Bass said she spoke with Moore and the two agreed on key changes for the city’s public safety, including “improving responses” to mental health crises, increasing community policing and increasing recruitment of “reform-minded officers.”
“In considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Michel R. Moore as Chief of Police, I have drawn on my long history of working to improve public safety and LAPD, which predates my founding of the Community Coalition in 1990,” Bass said. “… I’ve heard directly from neighbors, community members, and the people of Los Angeles about their views on public safety, and since taking office, I have had detailed discussions with Chief Moore and stakeholders. I therefore write today in support of reappointing Chief Moore.”
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