hief Michel R. Moore is a 36-year veteran of the Los
Angeles Police Department. He was born the second of five children
in Porterville, California, and grew up in various parts of the
United States, graduating high school in Conway, Arkansas. He
returned to Southern California in 1978 and joined the Los Angeles
Police Department in 1981.
Chief Moore rose through the ranks of police officer, detective,
sergeant, and lieutenant working various patrol, investigative, and
administrative assignments throughout the City. Chief Moore
promoted to the rank of Captain in 1998 and his assignments
included assuming command at Rampart Area following the arrest of
Rafael Perez and during the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
Upon his promotion to Commander in 2002, his assignments were at
Operations-Valley Bureau and later the Assistant to the Director,
Office of Operations. In 2004, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and
assumed the command of Operations-West Bureau, later transferring
to Operations-Valley Bureau in 2005. In 2010, he promoted to
Assistant Chief and was assigned as Director, Office of Special
Operations. In that position, Chief Moore oversaw Detective Bureau
and Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, as well as
Citywide Jail, Property and Security Services Operations. In 2015,
Chief Moore was assigned as Director, Office of Administrative
Services. In that position, he oversaw the Department’s fiscal,
personnel, training and various support operations including the
Department’s command center, communications and records management.
He was also the Chair of the Department’s Use of Force Review Board
which evaluates all Categorical Uses of Force, including deadly
force and hospitalizations. In 2016, he was promoted to First
Assistant Chief and was assigned as Director, Office of Operations.
In that position, he oversaw the Department’s geographic bureaus
and patrol divisions which provide uniformed and investigative
services within the City of Los Angeles. In addition, Chief Moore
directed the Department’s COMPSTAT process, including weekly
command inspections. On June 27, 2018, Michel R. Moore was sworn in
by the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the 57th Chief of Police
of the City of Los Angeles.
Chief Moore attended the University of Redlands, completing a
Bachelor of Science in Business and Management in 1993 and a
Masters of Business Administration in 1999. He is also a graduate
of the Police Executive Research Forum, the Senior Management
Institute for Police, the Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the
West Point Leadership program. Chief Moore has completed advanced
coursework in emergency management, counter-terrorism, and process
improvement. He has received numerous commendations and awards for
his police service including the Department’s Medal of Valor, the
Police Medal, the Police Star, and the Meritorious Service
Chief Moore is a Director for the Los Angeles Police Federal Credit
Union, Past President of the Los Angeles County Peace Officers
Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Los
Angeles Police Memorial Association. He is a member of various
professional organizations including the Police Executive Research
Forum, the Latin American Law Enforcement Association, the Los
Angeles Women Peace Officers and Associates Organization, and the
International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Moore strives to promote a community policing style of
leadership that stresses intelligent, partnership-oriented
strategies involving community stakeholders, as well as various
members of the criminal justice system.