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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Begins Public Campaign for Second Term in Westchester

Charlie Beck
LAPD Charlie Beck will be at his first public meeting to campaign for his request for a second term as the head of the Los Angeles Police Dept. (Courtesy image)

The first of a series of meetings seeking public comment on Charlie Beck and his bid for a second, five-year term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Dept. (LAPD) will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight (June 11) at the Westchester Senior Center.

Beck submitted a letter to the Police Commission last month officially seeking a second term, saying he has led the department through the “toughest financial era since the Great Depression” while overseeing a reduction in crime and gang activity and the completion of federal consent decree requirements.

The LAPD has undergone “tremendous progress” in the 4-and-a-half years since he was appointed, and “there is much more to be accomplished,” Beck said in his letter to the commission.

“We must continue to rebuild and re-engineer a department that’s suffered massive budget cuts,” he wrote. “We must continue to be data-driven and help to lead other City departments on the same path. We must enhance our abilities through intelligent use of technology and by doing so fulfill the promise of policing in the 21st century.”

Other meetings will be held Thursday at the A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park and July 8 at the Lincoln Heights Senior Center.

Comments can also be sent by email to reappointment@lapd.lacity.org or mailed to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, 100 West First Street, Room 134, Los Angeles, California 90012.

The Los Angeles Police Commission, whose five members are the LAPD’s civilian bosses, has until Aug. 20 to respond to Beck’s request for a second

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